Sunand Prasad has succeeded MAKE-founder Ken Shuttleworth as president of the Architects Benevolent Society (ABS)
The former RIBA figurehead has been appointed to the role with a mandate to the raise the society’s profile among practising architects and to boost cooperation with the RIBA.
Prasad’s term of office will last for two years.
The society provides support to architects, assistants and landscape architects, offering practical help like confidential advice, grants, gifts and loans.
In recent years more than half of those helped have been under 65 and one in five has been under thirty-five – according to the society.
As president Shuttleworth focused on assisting the society to engage with younger members of the profession and ended his second presidential term by designing and producing the award platter which is presented to the winner of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects Award for help given to the ABS.