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RIBA South West/Wessex

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 1,858 Chartered Members, 2,037 Student Members and 396 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. 

Instagram - @RIBASouthWest

Twitter - @RIBASouthWest

Facebook - RIBA South West

LinkedIn - RIBA South West

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.

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: Vacant - please email for information on becoming branch chair
X (formerly Twitter): @RIBABristolBath
Facebook: @ribabristolbath
Instagram: ribabristolbath
Architects Benevolent Society Ambassadors: Rebecca Ridge and Andrew Bourne
Bath Architects Group: Lucy Barron


Chair: Chris Turner, PBWC Architects
X (formerly Twitter): @RIBACornwall
Facebook: @ribacornwall
Architects Benevolent Society: John Wilks


Chair: Sarah Mitchell, Renga Design
Instagram: @DorsetRIBA
X (formerly Twitter): @DorsetRIBA
Facebook: @RIBADorset


Chair: Caroline Shortt, Barc Architects Ltd
Linked In: RIBA Exeter branch
X (formerly Twitter): @RIBAExeter
Architects Benevolent Society: Brian Godfrey


Chair: Joshua Maddison, GSS Architecture
Instagram: @ribagloucestershire
LinkedIn: RIBA Gloucestershire


Joint Chairs: Jamie Dewdney, Co Create Architects and Jason Skelton, Vardo Architecture
Email: and
Facebook: RIBA-Plymouth
X (formerly Twitter): @RIBAPlymouth
LinkedIn: Riba Plymouth Branch
Architects Benevolent Society: Ken Bingham


Chair: Tom Gascoyne, Orme Architecture
X (formerly Twitter): @RIBASomerset
Instagram: @RIBASomerset
Architects Benevolent Society: Chris Mitchell


Chair: Vacant - please email for information on becoming branch chair

RIBA Council

Tom Bell (Wessex) 23-26

Nations and Regions Committee
Sarah Lee, Regional Chair, South West
Tom Bell, Regional Chair, Wessex


RIBA South Conservation Group

Did you know that the RIBA South Conservation Group covers all regions in the South of England and is open to all RIBA members from the South East, South, and South West?

Find out more about the group and the events they provide.


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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