East

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.

Local CPD
In addition to the national core CPD programme delivered in Cambridge and Chelmsford, we organise a number of extra CPD seminars developed around feedback from local members.  All events can be searched for by location on our What’s On page, however you can download a quick reference to CPD events taking place in East region by clicking on the above links.

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.

News Great British Buildings

Great British Buildings

Take an exclusive look at some of the best of this year's RIBA award-winning buildings from the East of England. Join the architect for a one-off talk as they reveal the stories behind the building, what inspired them and what it means to have receiv…

13 August, 2014
News Cambridge Architecture Gazette 67

Cambridge Architecture Gazette 67

The Cambridge Association of Architects has launched its latest issue of the Cambridge Architecture Gazette. The spring/summer issue focusses on the aspirational workplace.

13 August, 2014
News

Suffolk's 100 best buildings

'Suffolk's 100 best buildings', a new architecture and heritage guide featuring the most significant buildings in the county.

30 July, 2014
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Branches 

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 
www.bedsarchitects.co.uk

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

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 
Brightlingsea 
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 
www.hertfordshire-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 
www.norfolkarchitects.org.uk

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

RIBA Suffolk
Chairman, Ralph Carpenter 
Modece Architects 
Fosters, Shimpling Road 
Hartest 
Bury St Edmunds IP29 4ET 
Tel: 01284 830085 
Email: ralph@modece.com 
www.ribasuffolk.com

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

 

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