The Riba has pledged its support for traditional and classical-revival architects with the formation of a traditional architects group.
The group will have its inaugural meeting on 22 March. Nearly 100 RIBA members have signed up as supporters.

The group was suggested by Robert Adam, RIBA honorary secretary and principal of Robert Adam Architects, which is based in Winchester. It is supported by RIBA president Paul Hyett.

Adam said many traditional architects keep clear of the RIBA because they believe it does not represent them.

“This is not true,” he added.

“The RIBA represents all its members. This group is a way of allowing a minority interest to contribute to this professional institution.”

Once formed, the group may contribute to awards committees, and could be consulted on the RIBA’s education and exhibitions.