Anderson set for president-elect role at architects’ body

IN a year’s time, the next president of the representative body for architects in Scotland is set to be a founding partner of a Glasgow-based architectural practice.

Karen Anderson is a founding partner of Anderson Bell Christie Architects, and she has been chosen president-elect of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (subject to ratification from the RIAS ‘Council’). She was the only person nominated for the post.

Says the RIAS, here: “During her distinguished career in practice and architectural education, she has also shared her skills and experience more widely – including as chair of [Scottish Government agency] Architecture and Design Scotland, for two terms from 2010 to 2018, and more recently as founding partner of ‘hirta’ – a project to promote excellence in Scottish design and to support new and emerging designers.”

RIAS adds: “Karen… will serve as president-elect for one year, before serving for two years as president from June 2024, when she will take over from the current RIAS president, Chris Stewart.”

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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