Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Angela for President!

Great news this week. Angela Brady has been elected President of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Not only is Angela a talented architect, she is a charming, determined, entrepreneurial and dynamic ambassador for the profession at all levels. A persuasive and engaging presenter, she has appeared frequently on tv and radio, is a tireless committee member, judge and external examiner.

And yes, like the other successful women reaching the top of royal institutions (including her immediate predecessor Ruth Reed), she runs her own successful practice. Brady and Mallalieu was set up in 1987 and has an impressive portfolio and private and public sector clients.

The headlines from Angela’s election manifesto are unequivocal, stating her commitment to:

  • Effective campaigning to promote the value architects and quality architecture should have in our society.
  • Championing all architects and the smaller practice to increase work opportunities and simplify procurement frameworks.
  • Increasing national and global networks between all professions in the construction industry
  • Tackling climate change locally and nationally and promoting sustainability in schools and to the public
  • Valuing Architectural Education
  • A younger and more diverse RIBA which reflects this era and the majority of its members.

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