The Practice was established in 1923 by Herbert J. Stribling FRIBA, and became Herbert J. Stribling & Partners in 1960, when the partnership expanded.
The current partner is Philip H. Tilbury, RIBA, Dip. Arch., who has been associated with the practice in one form or another since 1965, and whose details are as follows:
Born in Slough on 2nd January 1949.
Qualified as a chartered architect in 1980, and became a partner in H. J. Stribling & Partners in the same year.
Early training under direction of Diocesan Surveyor for Buckinghamshire, gaining experience with repair, maintenance and alteration of churches. These have included including Eton College Chapel and twelve local churches, some dating from the 11th Century.
The practice has always remained small, encouraging a personal approach to projects. Since the beginning of 2020, an arrangement has been made with the Windsor-based Chartered Practice of Messrs, Edgington, Spink & Hyne, whereby workload is shared. This new association provides greater flexibility in resourcing a wider range of projects.
Much of the past workload has been for Eton College, covering a wide variety of work – new build, extensions, alterations, refurbishment and conservation – and all within a Conservation area. Other major (repeat) clients include Wellington College and Shanly Homes.
Many of the buildings worked upon were listed Grade l, ll* or ll , and covered periods from 1400 to the present day. As a result, a great deal of experience has been gained in the architecture and construction techniques of historic buildings. The size of contract undertaken by the practice has traditionally varied from a few thousand pounds to around £10 million.