History and purpose of the LRSA The Leicester and Leicestershire Society of Architects was founded in 1872 as a branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects, which was established in London in 1834.

Both RIBA and LRSA share the objective of promoting architecture and raising the profile of architects.

We inform the general public through guided tours, events and exhibitions, liase with other professional bodies and work with the RIBA East Midlands office to coordinate regional activities.
The LRSA also is engaged in the planning process, locally through its seat on the Conservation Advisory Panel at Leicester City Council and in the region via individual architects on the OPUN Design Reviews Panel for the East Midlands.

We continue a long tradition of contributing to education at the Leicester School of Architecture, in particular through the President's Prize awarded to the winners of the annual charette, a one day design competition open to students in all years.
LRSA council members Sylvester Cheung (Joint President)
Jennifer Oxley (Joint President)

Michael Cooper (Honorary Treasurer)
Richard Crowson (Honorary Secretary)

Keith Cooper (Affiliated Member)
Nils Feldmann (Past President)
David Gibson
Malcolm Goodall
David Hickman
Dr Arthur Lyons (Honorary Member)
Nigel Rawson
Robert Schmidt III (Loughborough University)
Alf Sharman
Rob Sheen (Leicester School of Architecture)
Adam Smith
Neil Stacey (Leicester School of Architecture)
Alex Steward-Long (Student Member)
Richard Woolford
Member practices The website of the Royal Institute of British Architects provides a Directory of RIBA Chartered Practices which helps you search for practices in Leicestershire and Rutland by name, location, area of expertise and services offered.

The RIBA also offers advice on how to prepare for a building project in the RIBA guide to working with an architect, which is helpful for clients who have had limited experience with building projects.