Raymond Andrews, one of the founders of Andrews Downie and Partners and the man who stood unsuccessfully against Rod Hackney for the presidency of the riba in 1985, died on 28 October at the age of 74. He founded his practice in 1958 and one of its highlights was winning the Royal Mint Square competition for the Greater London Council in 1974. From 1978- 80 he was president of the Architectural Association, and he was a riba vice-president from 1975-85. He remained an active consultant to his practice until just before his death. In 1995 he was adviser to Westminster Cathedral in its centenary year.