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RIBA East covers the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Norfolk, supporting around 1800 RIBA members, 900 students and 300 practices.

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

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.

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Contact RIBA East

RIBA East branches

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

Regional Chair
Jerene Irwin
Tel: 01603 700000

Bedfordshire Association of Architects
Chair: Mark Doohan
Tel: 01525 300612

Cambridge Association of Architects
Chair: Patrick Usborne

Chelmsford Chapter of Architects
Chair: Terry Vanner

Colchester Chapter of Architects
Chair: Laurie Anderson
Tel: 01206 571371

Hertfordshire Association of Architects
Chair: Michelle Sweeney

RIBA Norfolk
Chair: Ben Frith 

North Cambridgeshire Society of Architects
Chair: Luke Butcher
Tel: 01773 753430

South Essex Chapter of Architects
Chair: Lindsey Wislocki

RIBA Suffolk
Chair: Aoife O'Gorman

RIBA Councillors

Jon Greenfield

Roger Shrimplin


RIBA East Groups

Education Group
Chair: Bryan Wybrow

Small and Emerging Practice Network
Chair:Liz King
Read more about the group here

Sustainability Group
Chair: Andrew Collett
Read more about the group here

Conservation Group
Chair: Beata Zygarlowska
Read more about the group here



RIBA, its members and its practices are the collective voice of architecture. If you are a professional architect, a representative of a practice, a student of architecture, or if you work in a related industry, visit our Membership page.

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