Chris Stewart named new RIAS president

A DIRECTOR of one of Scotland’s busiest architecture practices has been named president of the representative body for the country’s architects.

Chris Stewart has been elected president of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS), succeeding Christina Gaiger, whose two-year term has come to an end.

Says the RIAS, here: “Chris Stewart is director of Glasgow-based architecture practice Collective Architecture – one of Scotland’s leading employee-owned companies. He is a member of and former Sustainability convenor at the Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA), and is also director and former chair of the Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA).

“Chris Stewart, who becomes the titular head of the architecture profession in Scotland, stood for election as RIAS president on a platform to promote environmentally-sustainable design and a more collaborative approach to architectural practice.”

It adds: “The 2022 RIAS presidential election saw Chris Stewart stand for election alongside Dr Richard Atkins. Chris Stewart received 57 per cent of all votes cast on a turnout of 16.1 per cent of RIAS members.”

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