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RIBA South West/Wessex

RIBA South West Building of the Year 2021, Windward House by Alison Brooks Architects

RIBA South West/Wessex

RIBA South West and RIBA Wessex represent 2,000 Chartered Members, 1,900 Student Members and 385 RIBA Chartered Practices across the South West of England

RIBA South West and RIBA Wessex represent 2,000 Chartered Members, 1,900 Student Members and 385 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 Future Architects Student Mentoring Scheme at Bath, Falmouth, Plymouth and UWE Bristol.

Instagram - @RIBASouthWest

Twitter - @RIBASouthWest

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LinkedIn - RIBA South West

Image credit - House on the Hill by Alison Brooks Architect (RIBA House of the Year 2021), photographed by Paul Riddle.

Contact RIBA South West

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, Ridge & Partners, Bristol (LinkedIn)
RIBA South West: Sarah Lee, Stride Treglown, Plymouth (LinkedIn)

Immediate Past Chair

RIBA South West: Jane Hamlyn, Atelier 3, Wadebridge (LinkedIn)

Bristol and Bath

Chair: Sophie Jarzebowski
Email: and
Twitter: @RIBABristolBath
Facebook: @ribabristolbath
Instagram: ribabristolbath
Architects Benevolent Society Ambassadors: Rebecca Ridge and Andrew Bourne
Bath Architects Group: Lucy Barron on


Joint Chairs: Helen Brooks, Atelier Helen Brooks and Richard Tosic, Richard Tosic Architect
Emails: and
Twitter: @RIBACornwall
Facebook: @ribacornwall
Architects Benevolent Society: John Wilks


Chair: Sarah Mitchell, Renga Design
Twitter: @DorsetRIBA
Facebook: @RIBADorset


Chair: Steve Eastland, Steve Eastland Design
Twitter: @RIBAExeter
Architects Benevolent Society: Brian Godfrey


Chair: Chris Ryder, GSS Architecture
Twitter: @RIBA_Glos
Facebook: @ribaglos


Joint Chairs: Jamie Dewdney, Co Create Architects and Jason Skelton, Vardo Architecture
Email: and 
Twitter: @RIBAPlymouth 
Architects Benevolent Society: Ken Bingham


Joint Chairs: Mark Raby, Jonathan Rhind Architects and Tom Gascoyne, Orme Architecture
Emails: and
Twitter: @RIBASomerset
Architects Benevolent Society: Chris Mitchell


Chair: Vacant. Would you like to be chair of RIBA Wiltshire? Email: for more information on how to apply.

RIBA Council

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


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.


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



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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