The East of England is one of the largest English regions, covering the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Norfolk.  Around 2300 RIBA members live in the region, including over 500 students, and more than 250 practices are based here.

Newhall 'Be' Harlow © Paul Riddle

Our coastline extends from the square-mouthed bay of the Wash, through the breath-taking sands of North Norfolk and picturesque Suffolk, to the Essex towns that line the northern bank of the Thames estuary.  Inland, we boast many historic towns and cities, and centres of academic and cultural heritage, as well as a network of county and market towns and villages. In fact, around a quarter of England’s market towns are located in the region.  Known for its rural nature, and mainly low-lying, the East of England is a region of diverse landscapes, combining a rich built environment and archaeological heritage with swathes of agricultural land and sites of outstanding natural beauty.

What we do
Operating from a small office on the outskirts of Cambridge, we work with a vibrant network of volunteers and partners to promote the value of good design.  This can include running school workshops, giving talks and tours of new architecture, campaigning at local level, giving awards to great buildings, keeping our members up-to-date in their training, and a host of other activities that stimulate discussion about our built environment.  Ultimately, we are driven by a desire to improve the places and spaces that surround us; that we experience in our day to day lives; and that make a real difference to the way we all live and work.

Whatever your interest in architecture and the built environment, we’re here to help.

RIBA East, The Studio, High Green, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5EG
Tel: 01223 566285  Email: riba.east@riba.org



news from RIBA East

Click on the stories below from the East region at the RIBA.


RIBA CPD events for June

New RIBA CPD events have just been announced for June. RIBA's Core CPD Programme will help you stay up to date, to keep ahead, to be competitive, and to build your professional competence, as well as helping you to meet your CPD requirements.

21 May, 2015

CDM CPD available now

The revised CDM Regulations 2015 have been in force for a month now and we continue to receive questions about what CPD is available, especially on the Principal Designer role.

7 May, 2015

Your views on CPD needed

A reminder that we would like to invite you to share your views on CPD and the range of CPD offered by both RIBA and other providers.

30 April, 2015
News East of England Award winners revealed

East of England Award winners revealed

A multi-storey car park in Cambridge and a private home near Diss are amongst eight buildings to win one of this year's RIBA East Awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects, in recognition of their architectural excellence.

24 April, 2015
News Charles Holland to give RIBA East 2015 Spring Lecture

Charles Holland to give RIBA East 2015 Spring Lecture

Charles Holland, architect, teacher and writer challenges the convention approaches to architecture. He was director in charge of 'A House For Essex' designed with Grayson Perry, where is he going now?

23 April, 2015

Keep up to date on the new CDM regulations

The RIBA's CDM 2015 knowledge hub will keep you updated on what you need to know as an architect, including key information on the new principal designer role.

19 March, 2015
News Talk Architecture: 6th Form Debates

Talk Architecture: 6th Form Debates

One hundred and fifty Cambridgeshire 6th formers joined people from the local community to attend the 'Talk Architecture' Series at Impington Village College.

16 December, 2014
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RIBA East comprises an active network of nine branches across the east of England, each organising its own local events and activities.

Bedfordshire Association of Architects 
Chairman, Benson Themuka 
2 The Cloches 
Beeston, Sandy SG19 1PY 
Tel: 07790 062030
Email: bthemuka@aol.com 

Cambridge Association of Architects  
Chair, February Phillips 
48 Cromwell Road 
Cambridge CB1 3EG 
Tel: 01223 516009 
Email: feb.phillips@gmail.com 

Chelmsford Chapter of Architects 
Chairman, Paul Langford 
Langford Associates 
5 Post Office Road 
Ingatestone CM4 9ES 
Tel: 01277 355620 
Email: info@langford-associates.co.uk

Colchester Chapter of Architects 
Chairman, Tony Pryor 
7 Francis Street 
Colchester CO7 0DG 
Tel: 01206 302514 
Email: chapter@tonypryorarchitect.co.uk

Hertfordshire Association of Architects 
Chairman, Bob Thompson 
Thompson Bradford Architects 
3rd Floor, Tring House, 77 - 81, High Street 
Tring HP23 4AB 
Tel: 01442 820410 
Email: bob@tb-architects.co.uk 

Huntingdon and Peterborough Chapter of Architects 
Chairman, Peter Hand 
Clapgate Cottages 
Straight Drove, Farcet 
Peterborough PE7 3DL 
Tel: 07768 347468 
Email: peter_hand@sky.com

Norfolk Association of Architects  
Chairman, Philip Bodie 
Feilden + Mawson 
1 Ferry Road 
Norwich NR1 1SU 
Tel: 01603 629571 
Email: philipbodie@feildenandmawson.com 

South Essex Chapter of Architects 
Chairman, Roger Coombs 
53 West Road 
Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9AY 
Tel: 01702 347619

RIBA Suffolk
Chairman, Mark Savin 
Infinity Architects 
The Stable Block
Angel Corner, 8 Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UZ 
Tel: 01284 727710 
Email: mark@infinityarchitects.co.uk

West Essex Chapter of Architects 
Currently dormant - please contact the RIBA East office on 01223 566285 or email riba.east@riba.org.