The Royal Society of Ulster Architects

The Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) is the professional body for chartered architects in Northern Ireland with c.900 members.

It was established in 1901 and then its objectives included the general advancement of architecture and the promotion and maintenance of a high standard of qualification in the profession, both of which are every bit as relevant today.

A direct alliance was formed with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1925 and the RSUA continues to act for the RIBA in Northern Ireland.

The RSUA is committed to a comprehensive continuing professional development strategy and is a vital information network for architects providing a support service on a wide range of issues including contract and legal matters, professional indemnity, changes in planning law, building regulations and government legislation.

Through its magazines 'Perspective' and 'Living Design' the Society records and publishes not only the best architecture in the province but also the best architecture produced by Northern Ireland architects working abroad.

Anyone seeking advice or assistance on any matters pertaining to architects or architecture can contact the RSUA and be assured of a friendly and helpful service.  They may also call and browse through the many books and publications on the subject in the well stocked RIBA bookshop on the ground floor of the offices at 2 Mount Charles, Belfast.