Career builder: Irishwoman to be president of architects' body
Dublin-born architect Angela Brady has been elected the next president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the UK body for architecture and the architectural profession.
Ms Brady will become president elect on September 1 when she will take over the two-year presidency from Ruth Reed.
Ms Brady will be the 74th RIBA president, a position previously held by G Gilbert Scott and Basil Spence among others. She will be the second woman president and the first from Ireland.
Ms Brady is director of Brady Mallalieu Architects, and is currently serving as a CABE enabler, vice-chair of Civic Trust Awards, adviser to the British Council, visiting critic for London Metropolitan University, external examiner for the Mackintosh School of Architecture, ambassador for the government Equality Office and a STEMnet ambassador in the UK.
She is also chair of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI) London Forum and a member of RIAI council and the RIBA Women in Architecture committee.
"I am absolutely delighted to have been elected as the next president of the RIBA and look forward to working with Ruth Reed," said Ms Brady.
"There is a lot of hard work ahead in these difficult times for the profession and the construction industry as a whole, but I have complete confidence in our ability to meet the challenge.
"As president, my priorities will be to ensure the RIBA remains as relevant as possible and to encourage all members to act as advocates for the benefits good design can bring to buildings, communities and the environment."