A big congratulations to Simon Allford, who has been elected the next President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)!
Simon will take over the two-year presidential term from Alan Jones next year (1 September 2021); from 1 September 2020, he will officially become RIBA President-Elect.
Simon is a founding director of AHMM, a frequent writer, critic and advisor; a visiting professor at Harvard; a previous chairman of the Architecture Foundation; and currently a trustee of the London School of Architecture and the Chickenshed Theatres Trust. His words were:
“It is a privilege to have been elected and I look forward to working with members, Council, Board and staff to create a leaner, more open, productive, engaged and reinvigorated RIBA…I am committed to the ‘House of Architecture @ RIBA’, an online and physical entity capable of forming alliances with clients, consultants and contractors to influence government over procurement and education, while also helping us to address global climate change and architecture’s pivotal role in a post-pandemic world.”