Qualifications & Background

To be uncertain is uncomfortable, but to be certain is ridiculous’. Goethe.


Laurence Hibberd is the sole proprietor of this individual Practice , and is a Chartered Architect and a Corporate Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The business is founded on over 30 years experience in Architectural Practice which started with Peter Winter & Partners in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Laurence trained at Portsmouth Polytechnic School of Architecture and gained a BA with honours followed by a Diploma (higher degree) and finally the Professional Practice qualification and registration in 1998 that entitles the user the proper title of Architect.

He has worked as an Architectural Technician and Assistant in various small Practices in the South of England, before taking a post as Building Surveyor in Yorkshire, Party Wall Surveyor and Architect in the Midlands, and Architect and Team leader in large Practices in Southampton before setting up business on his own back on the Isle of Wight.

The business is based in, and works from Laurence’s home studio in East Cowes, and serves the whole of the Island, and the Mainland too on occasion. The business became a limited company in August 2015 (company number 9727743).

RIBA Corporate membership number 09204524
ARB Registration number 063080B
APS Membership number 003415

Laurence I Hibberd BA.Hons. Dip. Arch. Dip. H&S. RIBA

"God makes a man lose his donkey so that he can give him the pleasure of finding it again"
A Turkish Proverb..

Isle of Wight Architects

Office Hours

Monday 7.30am to 6.00pm
Tuesday 7.30am to 6.00pm
Wednesday 7.30am to 6.00pm
Thursday 7.30am to 6.00pm
Friday 7.30 am to 4.40pm
Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm
Sunday Only if absolutely necessary