Jane Duncan has been elected the next President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the UK body for architecture and the architectural profession. Jane will become President Elect on 1 September 2014 and will take over the two-year elected presidency from Stephen Hodder on 1 September 2015.
Jane Duncan will be the 75th RIBA President, a position previously held by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and Sir Basil Spence among others.
Jane is director of Jane Duncan Architects, an award winning practice of 16 architects and interior designers based in Buckinghamshire. Established in 1992, Jane Duncan Architects undertakes a mixture of high-end residential, sports, leisure, commercial and community projects. These vary from sustainable contemporary to traditional and listed buildings.
Speaking today Jane Duncan said:
“I am delighted to be elected and to have the mandate from RIBA members to undertake my election pledges on improving pride, fees and diversity within the architecture profession. Over the next year I will be working hard to support Stephen Hodder and visiting and talking to members and staff across the UK.”