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RIBA South West/Wessex

RIBA South West/Wessex

RIBA South West and RIBA Wessex represent 2,000 chartered members, 1,400 student members and 350 RIBA chartered practices across the South West of England

RIBA South West and RIBA Wessex represent 2,000 chartered members, 1,400 student members and 350 RIBA chartered practices across the South West of England. 

Through a wide range of activities, we support the delivery of the RIBA's vision to champion better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members.

We do this through promoting the value of good design to clients and stakeholders, providing guidance on the selection and appointment of architects, outreach activities, and a comprehensive CPD programme.

We are developing links with local authorities across the South West of England to support a strong relationship between our members and the planners. And we have a strong and active relationship with all five universities running architecture courses, including running the RIBA Student Mentoring Scheme at Bath and UWE Bristol.

Twitter - @ArchitectureSW

Image credit - Bristol Old Vic (RIBA South West Building of the Year 2019) photographed by Philip Vile.

Contact RIBA South West

​Unit 4.8, Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EH

RIBA South West/Wessex branches and groups

RIBA South West and RIBA Wessex comprise an active network of eight branches across the South West of England, each organising its own local events and activities and engaging with stakeholders at a local level. Our two regions are represented on RIBA Council, and we have an RIBA Wessex Local Authority Engagement Group.

Regional Chairs

RIBA Wessex: Tom Bell, Kenko Architects, Gloucester
RIBA South West: Jane Hamlyn, Atelier 3, Wadebridge
Contact: riba.southwest@riba.org

Immediate Past Chair

RIBA South West: Rachael Gaunt, PBWC Architects, St Ives

Bristol and Bath

Chair: Sophie Jarzebowski, AHR
Email: riba.bristol.bath@gmail.com and sophie.jarzebowski@gmail.com
Twitter: @RIBABristolBath
Facebook: @ribabristolbath
Instagram: ribabristolbath
Web: ribabristolbath.blogspot.com
Architects Benevolent Society Ambassadors: Rebecca Ridge and Andrew Bourne
Bath Architects Group: Lucy Barron on Lucy.Barron@insall-architects.co.uk

Cornwall

Joint Chairs: Helen Brooks, Atelier Helen Brooks and Richard Tosic, Richard Tosic Architect
Emails: Helen@atelierhelenbrooks.co.uk and info@richardtosic.co.uk
Twitter: @RIBACornwall
Facebook: @ribacornwall
Web: www.cornwallarchitecture.com
Architects Benevolent Society: John Wilks

Dorset

Chair: Sarah Mitchell, BrightSpace Architects and Renga Design
Email: dorsetriba@outlook.com
Twitter: @DorsetRIBA
Facebook: @RIBADorset

Exeter

Chair: Steve Eastland, Steve Eastland Design
Email: ribaexeter@gmail.com
Twitter: @RIBAExeter
Architects Benevolent Society: Brian Godfrey

Gloucestershire

Chair: Shivam Garg, Roberts Limbrick
Chair Elect: Chris Ryder, GSS Architecture
Email: shivam.garg@robertslimbrick.com
Twitter: @RIBA_Glos
Facebook: @ribaglos
Web: www.ribaglos.co.uk

Plymouth

Chair: Matt Parkes, Stride Treglown
Email: riba.plymouth@outlook.com and matthewparkes@stridetreglown.com
Twitter: @RIBAPlymouth
Architects Benevolent Society: Ken Bingham

Somerset

Joint Chairs: Mark Raby, Jonathan Rhind Architects and Tom Gascoyne, Orme Architecture
Emails: m.raby@jonathan-rhind.co.uk and tom@orme-architecture.com
Twitter: @RIBASomerset
Architects Benevolent Society: Chris Mitchell

Wiltshire

Chair: Paul Stevens, Paul Stevens Architecture
Email: admin@paulstevensarchitecture.co.uk

RIBA Council

RIBA Wessex: Yuli Cadney-Toh, BDP
RIBA South West: Graham Devine, LHC Design

Groups

RIBA Wessex Local Authority Engagement Group

A mutually supportive interface between practising architects and local authority colleagues sharing best practice, research, policy thinking, advocating good design and climate solutions.

Members

  • Simon Baker
  • Tom Bell
  • Amy Dalzell
  • David Robinson
  • Louise Crossman
  • Nigel Dyke
  • Alex Miller
  • Elaine Ophert
  • Nick Ratcliffe
  • Lisa Sumner
  • Ezra Watts

Contact: riba.southwest@riba.org

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