Ben Derbyshire

Dip Arch Cantab RIBA


Ben Derbyshire is Chair of HTA Design LLP. A member of the practice since 1976 and a partner since 1986, Ben became a main board director when the practice incorporated in 1998 and was appointed Managing Director of HTA Architects Ltd in 2005. Ben became Chair and Managing Partner of HTA Design LLP when it was formed in 2013 until 2016 and now acts as its Chair. He has built up broad-ranging expertise through involvement in much of HTA's work in regeneration, masterplanning, housing and mixed use design across all sectors. Ben leads the practice's internal design review processes and heads up its marketing effort.

HTA Design LLP is a design consultancy to the home building industry specialising in Creative Collaboration between its multidisciplinary team, clients, communities and other professionals.

Ben Derbyshire is Immediate Past President of RIBA. He was elected onto Council in 2014, becoming President Elect in August 2016 and serving as President from September 2017 to August 2019. The RIBA is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. It serves members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment.

Ben is a Commissioner at Historic England. He was appointed in September 2019 for a period of four years.

Historic England is the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England's spectacular historic environment.

Ben is a member of New London Sounding Board, the advisory Board to New London Architecture. New London Architecture is a membership organisation devoted to bringing People Together to Shape a Better City.

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