RIBA helps set up Libyan Institute of Architects

Senior officials from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) were in Tripoli last week visited to help set up the Libyan Institute of Architects (LIA), according to BD Online.

Led by the RIBA’s head of international Marcus Deeley, the team met key figures in Libya’s government, academia and construction industry.

Phil Graham from Cullinan Studio also attended the visit, as well as local partner, architect Sami Jaouda of the Libyan Engineering Office.

Marcus Deeley of RIBA said: “Our Libyan mission is in support of the newly established Libyan Board of Architects and Libyan Institute of Architects with the intention of establishing long-term, institutional, educational and practice-to-practice partnerships that are the necessary foundations for a sustainable and community-focused future for Libya’s built environment.”