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Celebrating an historic day at 25 City Road

34 years after founding Freeland Rees Roberts in 1981, Tristan Rees Roberts and his wife Ingelin have celebrated their last day at 25 City Road.

An architect and painter from a family of artists Tristan completed his architectural training in 1973. Having travelled and worked as an architect in India he joined the distinguished practice of Powell & Moya in London before returning to Cambridge in 1975 to work with David Roberts and then Whitworth & Hall. In 1981 he set up Freeland Rees Roberts Architects with Henry Freeland and their wives Ingelin and Libby. Together they established an architectural practice with the highest of reputations, designing many award-winning buildings in Cambridge and beyond, perhaps the most celebrated (and photographed!) being Tristan’s Jerwood Library for Trinity Hall on the River Cam. Throughout the 34 years Ingelin has been a stalwart of the practice, providing management support through thick and thin, and keeping our fish alive!

Tristan and Ingelin’s retirement was celebrated in true FRR fashion with champagne, cake, sandwiches and balloons as we reminisced to speeches and a fabulous slideshow of old photographs. We wish them all the best for their retirement, painting somewhere in the sun perhaps!

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