NEW RIBA CHAPTER FOR US
RIBA members in the US have set up the institute's third American chapter, in New England. The institute already has chapters in New York and California.The new Boston-based group - organised by British-educated Debbie Bentley and Stephen Stenson - will hold its first meeting at 6pm at the offices of Jung Brennen Architects on Monday (24 February).For information email sstenson@jungbrannen. com.
However, at last week's council meeting, the institute's director of professional services, Baz Dickson, admitted that overall international membership is in decline, and said an enquiry would be launched into how to improve the figures.