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Put your questions to the RIBA's next president Jane Duncan


What would you like to ask the next RIBA president Jane Duncan? Tell us your questions and we’ll put the best ones to her during an exclusive interview next week

Jane Duncan is set to take over the two-year RIBA presidency from Stephen Hodder on 1 September, becoming the third female president in the role’s 75-term history.

The Buckinghamshire-based architect stood for the role on a three-point plan focused on ‘pride, profit, and people’.

She has said she will better communicate the value of the RIBA to its members, address the pay disparity between men and women, and promote the leadership of architects in the construction industry.

What questions would you like answered by the incoming president? Tell us in the comment box below or email laura.mark@emap.com.


Readers' comments (15)

  • There has been some debate lately about the ethics of architeI would like to know how she and RIBA are planning to help social and ethical (not for profit) enterprises who are working with charities and communities to help them achieve their ambition for place? Practice is diversifying generally - nothing is orthodox anymore. There are a number of not insignificant obstacles to this type of practice growing and flourishing which the RIBA could help with.

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  • As Qwertyu Tyuioo asked, what do you think about the Garden Bridge and it's procurement process which is currently under investigation.

    Further, do you think that architects, and the developers who employ them, should seek to comprehensively engage the public - local and others affected - in a far more profound and meaningful way than currently? The current planning process and required 'consultation' is inadequate for true public engagement, and developers/architects are too often complicit in 'selling' an idea to a public rather than having a discussion.

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  • If RIBA promotes architecture - not architects (as still required by its 1837 charter - whilst slavery was technically still legal BTW ) - yearly to the tune of £1.3million - who speaks for the architects of 21st century UK and how much money will be devoted to this core issue?

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  • H.R.Hiegel

    In the past, the RIBA has both contributed to and made possible discussions about style. Will the RIBA's next president Jane Duncan continue to do so and will she be open to change and shift ?

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  • Jane
    What is your view on digitally built Britain and the RIBA's role in promoting parametric tools in the design process.

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