RIBA Bristol & Bath AGM

Don't miss the RIBA Bristol & Bath AGM with RIBA President Jane Duncan and including a tour of Bristol University's Life Sciences Building with architects from Sheppard Robson.

The event will kick off at 1745 on Wednesday 25 November at the Life Sciences Building and there'll be free drinks and even nibbles...

It's free to attend - just fill out the Eventbrite form: RIBA Bristol & Bath AGM

Green Manifesto Exhibition

Opening Night

To celebrate Bristol as the European Green Capital for 2015, this photographic exhibition explores how architects use innovative ways to create sustainable environments and demonstrate their green ethos. The launch night on Monday 15th June at Benjamin Perry Boat House was well attended.

Thanks to all companies who submitted a variety of entries and ideas, these will be on the website shortly. The submissions demonstrated the talent and depth of sustainable knowledge and design skill that our local architects have.

Congratulations to Casa Architects for Judges Favourite aware for their submission 'Fabric First, Passively Served, Enriched Experience'
Commendation was awarded to Noma Architects for 'Swings and Roundabouts' and Hewitt Studios for 'SERCH - Severn Estuary Research Community Hub'.

Massive thank you to our very kind sponsors, 4D Lighting and Hobs Reprographics.

Following the opening night, the exhibition will be going on tour around numerous venues across the South West. Dates and venues to be confirmed.


RIBA Bristol & Bath 2015 Exhibition

Green Manifesto

We are pleased to announce the theme for this year’s RIBA Bristol & Bath exhibition, ‘Green Manifesto.’ Registration is now open and emails have been sent to branch contacts with the submission pack. Register your interest by Wednesday 6th May, with the deadline for submissions on Friday 22nd May.
Thanks to generous sponsorship from Hobs Repographics we are also able to offer free entry to practices with less than 10 staff.
The launch party for the exhibition will take place on Monday 15th June. Following this the exhibition will be going on tour around numerous venues across the South West. We are also very pleased to announce that this year the RIBA will be taking part in the Bristol Harbour Festival, where the ‘Architruck’ will be displaying the exhibition to the public.  

Christmas Carol Service

Thank you to all who attended the lovely carol service at Clifton Cathedral on Friday 19th December. Congratulations on raising £366.28 for the Architects Benevolent Society and Clifton Cathedral Maintenance Fund, it was greatly appreciated.

We hoped you enjoyed the festive break and are looking forward to a prosperous 2015. 


Ideas Cafe

Tuesday 13th January from 5.30pm onwards @ Bristol Ram, Park Street, Bristol

We are holding an 'Ideas Cafe' to discuss ideas for potential events around these festivals. 

If you would like to be involved, or would just like to know what is happening next year then please RSVP via eventbrite  Book via eventbrite. Click here

Bristol is European Green Capital 2015, and the RIBA through the RIBA Bristol & Bath branch and partners are planning to be involved with a number of exciting events throughout this important year for the city. The Bristol Ideas Cafe is open to discuss, suggest, focus local ideas and energy into a cohesive programme that places the RIBA prominently for the city, for our members, and for our partners.

Ideas moving forward already include:

Bristol Harbourside Festival. Using the RIBA Architruck, a Green Architecture/Living hub within the UK's largest free festival. May feature exhibition, 'Green Tea with an Architect' advice centre, family activities (Design your own GreenHouse), film, 'how green is your city' consultation. We need more ideas and lots of support to cover 2.5 days!
#MakingSundaysSpecial. Placing the RIBA and our members withinn the UK's largest free street festival over 6 Sundays between May and October 2015. Ideas required, though could include 'Studio in the Street' from city-based architectural practices?
What ideas do you have? What could you contribute to 2015? How can we help you? 

The Bristol Ideas Cafe: Green Capital Special is open, and we need you and your creativity. Please share with colleagues and partners who may or may not be RIBA members


Annual Carol Service

Friday 19th December 2014 @ 6pm
Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Bristol, BS8 3BX

It's that time of year again! Dig out your christmas hat and join us for mulled wine and freshly baked mince pies at our annual carol service. All are welcome and please feel free to bring along family and friends.

To assist us with catering numbers we would be grateful if you could RSVP to riba.bristol.bath@gmail.com