South/South East

The area covered by RIBA South/South East covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Kent, Guernsey, Surrey and East and West Sussex.


RIBA South/South East

  • delivers a range of Continuing Professional Development events across the south east
  • administers the RIBA Awards in the region
  • administers a highly successful student mentoring scheme across the region’s five Schools of Architecture
  • supports the Branches’ delivery of Student Prizes in the five Schools
  • is taking a lead in the RIBA delivery of local design review
  • organises the RIBA Love Architecture festival in the south east
  • is a source of information and signposting for members and public about RIBA and regional matters.

RIBA South
Room GO7/GO8Building LO11, University of Reading
London Road
Reading RG1 5AQ
Tel: +44 (0)118 987 4900
Fax: +44 (0)118 931 4493

News from RIBA South/South East

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


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 Creating More Profit for Architects

Creating More Profit for Architects

Hampshire architects will get to grips with learning about architecture as a business this year, through a series of workshops …

29 January, 2015

Women architects meet up

Women architects meet upTen women architects met up in Brighton at the end of November – the first such meetup that the RIBA has organised …

2 December, 2014
News Prizes at Reading College

Prizes at Reading College

The RIBA's Berkshire branch awarded the Conrad Birdwood Willcocks Prize to four Construction and Built Environment students at Reading College, for their exceptional achievements and exemplary attitude …

23 October, 2014
News So Create A Difference Hastings

So Create A Difference Hastings

Following our highly successful exhibition of architects' ideas – tell Hastings Borough Councillors your priorities for the town, on 30 September

23 September, 2014
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Special Interest Groups 

  • are forums for experts and for those wishing to learn more
  • keep the regional office informed about issues of concern in their specialist areas
  • provide insights and advice when needed
  • in their specialist fields, guide and shape the region's activities such as awards and conferences.

Planning Group

Chair -  Paul Bulkeley , Snug Projects

The Planning Group guides the region's response to planning issues. It recently provided themes and direction to conferences in Oxford and Winchester on the emerging opportunities offered by localism.

Conservation Groups

South Conservation Group Chair -  Richard Ashby , Richard Ashby Associates

South East Conservation Group Chair -  Stuart Page , Stuart Page Architects.

The region's two Conservation Groups brief the regional office on emerging issues and provide networking opportunities. Between them the two Groups cover the region.

South Conservation Group member Andrew Plumridge has advice for those working with buildings and protected species.

Green Group

Chair -  Isabel Carmona , CA Sustainable Architecture

The Green Group is a sounding-board for the regional office on sustainability and a source of information and advice on avoiding 'greenwash'.

For more information about the South/South East Special Interest Groups, please contact us.

South/South East branches  

Our branches are our lifeblood. They are an invaluable way for members to network locally and they make sure that the regional office fully represents the interests of the region's members. 

The kinds of activity offered by branches include: 

  • social networking at a friendly local level, through informal meetings and activities
  • public exhibitions of work by local practices
  • local building tours
  • presentations by specialists that can top up your CPD
  • awards and prizes for students at the local school of architecture
  • lecture series featuring renowned architect speakers

RIBA South/South East branches are listed below. For information about events and activities in the individual branches, contact us.

South branches 

Berkshire Chair: Jennifer Forakis, HOOP*
Contact: +44 (0) 7771 890 810

Buckinghamshire Chair: Warren Whyte, WhyteConsult
Contact: +44 (0)1280 820531

Hampshire Chair: Andy Ramus, AR Design Studio
Contact: +44 (0) 1962 864545

Isle of Wight Chair: Sean Macmillan, Elmstone Design LLP
Contact: +44 (0) 1983 281099

Oxfordshire Chair: Mark Shipton, Oxford Architects
Contact: +44 (0)1865 329100

South East branches 

Canterbury & District Chair: Mayler Colloton, Clague 
Contact: +44 (0)1227 762060

Guernsey Society of Architects Chair: Paul Langlois, Paul Langlois Architect 
Contact: +44 (0)1481 237316 

Surrey (East & West) Chair: Laura Ashworth, Gerry Lytle Associates 
Contact: +44 (0)1483 301661

Sussex Chair: Tony Foulger 
Contact: +44 (0)1273 291091

West Kent Chair: Derek Nicholson, Prime Building Consultants 
Contact: +44 (0)1622 692249