Alan Jones – architect, Senior Lecturer in the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen's, and currently the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Vice President for Education – has been elected the next RIBA President.
"I am very pleased to be first president from Northern Ireland in the 180-year history of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The RIBA is an international Institute and this result is demonstration of Queen's University's close alignment with industry and business and the respect we have on the world stage. The RIBA is considered the "global gold standard" for architects and architecture and for me to be elected their president raises Queen's University and Northern Ireland in the realm of architects and the built environment industry.
"I appreciate all the support and guidance that has helped create this result – a result that I am aiming will benefit Queen's and our region as a whole."
"The RIBA is a fantastic organisation with great resources, particularly its staff who I am keen to support more than ever," said its incoming President-elect.
"As individuals and as an institution, we need to come together to make the most of our assets, and make the case for our profession."
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