Angela Brady has been elected as the new president of RIBA

Angela Brady has been elected the next president of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Brady takes over the postion from Ruth Reed on 1 September and will be in place for two years.

She will be the 74th RIBA president and the second female president.

Brady is director of Brady Mallalieu Architects and is currently serving as a CABE enabler, vice-chair of Civic Trust Awards, advisor to the British Council and visiting critic for London Metropolitan University.

She is also chair of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland London Forum and a member the RIBA’ Women in Architecture committee.

She said: “My priorities will be to ensure the RIBA 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. There is a real challenge for us to position architecture and architects as offering real value for money to society - well designed buildings improve people’ health, wealth and happiness and that is the message I will be championing during my term in office. 

“I will continue to stress the importance of sustainability in design as well as press for more diversity in the profession. I also aim to increase national and international links within the construction industry, so that we can work collectively to combat some of the environmental and economic problems we all face.”