Birmingham-based teacher and architect will be the institute's first female president
Ruth Reed is to become the first female president of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
The Birmingham-based teacher and architect has been elected ahead of her sole opponent, RIBA London chair Andrew Hanson. She will become president elect from 1 September, and will succeed incumbent Sunand Prasad in 2009.
Reed is a former president of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales and a course director at the Birmingham School of Architecture. During the campaign, she has been a vocal supporter of greater power being given to the different regions of the RIBA, and has run into controversy for comments on the “centralised” nature of the institute.