Angela Brady has won the RIBA Presidential election and is now set to become the second woman to take on the role
Brady said: ‘As RIBA President, my priorities will be to ensure [the institute] remains as relevant to its members as possible and to encourage all members to act as advocates for the benefits good design can bring to buildings, communities and the environment.
‘I will continue to stress the importance of sustainability in design as well as press for more diversity in the profession.’
Brady will serve under Reed as president-elect from September this year until her formal accession on 1 September 2011.
The architect saw off competition from Bristol architecture professor Richard Parnaby and RIBA honorary treasurer Roger Shrimplin and will become the 74th RIBA president.
Angela Brady established Brady Mallalieu Architects in 1987 and currently serves as a CABE enabler and as vice-chair of Civic Trust Awards.
Brady presented Channel 4’s The Homes Show and featured as an architectural advisor to Channel 5’s Hot Property programme, also contributing to architecture debates on BBC Radio 3.
Brady is 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.