RIBA announces three candidates in the running to be the institute’s next President

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3f/3f90f6c619346a9ca4db53ab9683ac09.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The final candidates in&nbsp;the race to become the next president of the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/554927/royal-institute-of-british-architects" rel="nofollow" >Royal Institute of British Architects</a> have been officially announced. Current President Ben Derbyshire is due to step down from his role in September 2019, at which point his position will be taken over by one of the following three candidates: Philip David Allsopp, Alan Jones, or Elsie Owusu.

Elsie Owusu, who has the support of Sir David Adjaye and Sir Stuart Lipton among others, is known for pushing the institute towards greater inclusivity. In 2015, she prompted RIBA to launch an internal investigation into institutionalized racism and sexism, and at the previous council elections in 2017, helped coordinate an initiative to increase diversity on the council.

In her manifesto, Owusu discusses how architects have become devalued and marginalized. “Whether in innovation of design of much-needed affordable homes; responding to the Grenfell fire disaster; safeguarding EU colleagues or opportunities in the Com…

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