This Christmas, Ben Derbyshire (RIBA President) invites American Friends and Patrons to the Patrons of Architecture Christmas Party on Monday 4 December 2017 in the British Architectural Library at RIBA.

We will celebrate with a drinks reception, uncovering the stories behind the Building Modern Britain project. A special display of rare and unseen items from our collections will be unveiled on the evening and curators will be on hand to take you on an insightful journey of the period from the 1950s to the end of the 1980s that saw new radical ideas applied to the built environment.

For more information or to RSVP please contact Arina Zharikova on +44 (0) 20 7307 3701 or

Alma Cogan’s flat, London 1957 © John Maltby / RIBA Collections