South/South East

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 a source of information and signposting for members and public about RIBA and regional matters.
  • administers a highly successful student mentoring scheme across the region’s five schools of architecture

RIBA South
Room GO8 - Building 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.

News Thirty two buildings shortlisted for RIBA South 2016 Awards

Thirty two buildings shortlisted for RIBA South 2016 Awards

Thirty two buildings have been shortlisted for RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) South 2016 Awards. There were 64 buildings entered in the region, which covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Middlesex and Oxfords…

9 March, 2016

Seminars: Auto enrolment and the RIBA Pension

We have organised several free seminars throughout the UK to provide chartered practices with an excellent opportunity to find out more about the RIBA Pension and how this can be beneficial for your company.

21 December, 2015
News Don't Move, Improve! 2016

Don't Move, Improve! 2016

Enter the Awards for London's best-designed and most innovative home extension projects

13 October, 2015

RIBA Student Mentoring Scheme

The RIBA is committed to supporting students, by helping them to develop towards becoming fully-qualified architects. The student mentoring scheme is offered through RIBA regional offices to third-year Part 1 undergraduates at Schools of Architectur…

17 June, 2015
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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.

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. 

Activities 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) 20 3282 7191 /

Buckinghamshire Chair: Rachael Wilson, RMW Architects
Contact: +44 (0) 1280 816863

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

Isle of Wight Chair: Colman Cotter, Modh Design
Contact: +44 (0) 1983 244149

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

South East branches 

Canterbury Chair: Phil Ward, Lee Evans Partnership

Contact: +44 (0) 1227 784444

Guernsey Chair: David Kingdom, Kingdom Architecture
Contact: +44 (0) 1481 713440

Surrey Chair: James Deverill, MCA Architects
Contact: +44 (0) 1252 706773

Sussex Chair: Paul Zara, Conran and Partners
Contact: +44 (0) 1273 716060

West Kent Chair: Bernard Hyde, Bernard Hyde Associates
Contact: +44 (0) 1634 843749