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


Bristol Society of Architects Past Presidents' Dinner

The BSA Past Presidents Dinner was held on Monday 17th November at Goldbrick House.

it was a wonderful evening with a great variety of guests, a lovely time was had by all.

RIBA Bristol & Bath AGM & lecture by Hawkins Brown

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2014 AGM and Hawkins Brown lecture on Thursday 13th November.

Thanks to Andy for all his work over the past year, you have done a great job and wishing good luck to our new chair Rebecca.

There was a fantastic talk from Harbinder Bindi (Hawkins Brown) on CrossRail: a City under London, which was well attended. Big thanks to Harbinder for the excellent lecture.

Ask An Architect Monthly Surgeries

For the past 2 year the Bristol and Bath Branch have been running Ask an Architect Saturday Surgeries in partnership with The Architecture Centre (Bristol). 

The events are held on the second Saturday of every month where one RIBA registered architect / practice is featured offering advice to members of the public who have booked one of the ten 30minute slots available. 

If you are interested in talking to an architect please visit our upcoming events page for more information on each architect and details on how to book one or more slots.

If you are an RIBA registered architect and looking to become involved in the 2015 sessions please get in contact with the branch.

'Hidden Process' Exhibition

8th -19th January @ The Architecture Centre (Bristol)

This exhibition has been created by architects of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Bristol & Bath Branch, in partnership with the Bristol Society of Architects.

The exhibition aims to communicate the hidden design process that architects undertake when realising their clients' projects. Work displayed focuses on conceptual sketches, initial design drawings, models, key construction details etc for new build, refurbishment and speculative projects of a variety of budgets and scales. The Architecture Centre