I have been a member, but not a supporter of the RIBA, for years. I have remained because people expect to see those four letters after my name, but that was the only reason. While the rest of the nation developed a keen interest in design and architecture, the RIBA was conspicuous in it’s absence, aloof and moribund. [end of rant]
Until now. I have just stumbled across the new website www.architecture.com and it is fantastic. It is engaging and contemporary, with content that is genuinely interesting to normal people. It looks like an institution that wants to start a conversation.
Thank you RIBA, I take it all back.