Founding Director of dRMM Sadie Morgan is to take over as president of the Architectural Association (AA)
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Morgan will join only a handful of women to have ever held the position at the 166-year-old London school of architecture when she officially replaces outgoing president Keith Priest of Fletcher Priest in June.
In 1969 Jane Drew became the first female president of the AA and there have only been two other women to have been given the title since - Marina Adams (1983-1985) and Eva Jiricna in (2003-2005).
Morgan, who studied interior design at the Royal College of Arts, said: ‘I am honoured to have been asked to take over the presidency.
‘The AA can look forward to a positive year ahead thanks to the hard work of the school and council members, guided by the director Brett Steel and the steady hand of outgoing President Keith Priest.
She added: ‘2013 is the time to build on the energy and ambition of this world-leading architecture school. With the talent of its first-class staff and students, the support of its membership and council the AA can continue to excite, innovate and inspire.’
Priest said: ‘I’m delighted that Morgan is to be the next president of the AA, supported unanimously by the present council. She will take up her post in June with the new council.’
The AA is currently holding elections for members of the council for the 2013 term,
2009-2011 Alex Lifschutz
2007- 2009 Jim Eyre
2005-2007 Eric Parry
2003-2005 Eva Jiricna
2001-2003 Crispin Kelly
1999-2001 Nicholas Grimshaw
1997-1999 Michael Hopkins
2007- James H. R. Eyre