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The RIBA's London region is set to get a new chairman for the first time in several years, following Simon Foxell's decision to step down. The new broom comes in the form of Andrew Hanson, founding partner of Hanson Cribb Architects and one time collaborator of sadly missed Harper Mackay Architects. He has a raft of ideas meant to freshen up the aims, strategies and ambitions of the region. All are excellent, except perhaps one: that of making the institute 'cooler'. If only active members of the RIBA would stop attempting to force the organisation to become more trendy. It is, and always has been, a great organisation, but it has never been cool. Any effort spent in this direction is a waste - it would be better directed at highlighting the good work carried out in Portland Place, not attempting to brand it as something it is clearly never going to be.

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