News: 13 July 2017Support builds for RIBA Council candidate

Our Architectural Director, Greg Greasley, has put his full support behind a bid by Barton Willmore’s Senior Urban Designer and Architect, Stephanie Edwards, to be elected on to the RIBA London Council.

The Stephence Lawrence Charitable Trust Scholarship winning Designer, who joined Barton Willmore in 2014, is aiming to help make architecture truly accessible to all those that can benefit from it if she is voted on to the Council.

Stephanie, if successful, would become one of eight regionally elected London Councillors; a position that will run for a three-year term.

Over the last three years Stephanie has worked on a number of high-profile projects. They include the Al Aredh National Park in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Houghton Regis mixed-use urban extension, Cranleigh School Masterplan and Pastoral Estate, as well as coordinating and acting as client advisor for the Design a Beautiful House International Design Competition which brought together ideas ranging from artists to established architects.

In Stephanie’s manifesto she highlights the range of opportunities there are within architecture.

She adds: “In alliance with the RIBA’s mission statement, I believe that we need to deepen our understanding of our communities. My intention is simple, if elected I would promote engagement and innovation that responds to current, future, and projected needs by using the advanced data and factual insight that is being generated on a daily basis. I also believe that we should be targeting hard to reach sectors of society that need to be represented in the urban and architectural field.”

Barton Willmore’s Architectural Director, Greg Greasley, said: “I think it’s great news that Stephanie is running for the RIBA Council as she passionate about improving people’s lives through Architecture and Masterplanning. She is full of positive energy, and is driven to make a difference.

“Her commitment to the Profession would be invaluable to the RIBA.”

The Council is made up of a 60-strong team of the RIBA’s members, who are responsible for the organisation’s conduct and development.

If you are a RIBA member in London you can vote for Stephanie here before the closing date of Wednesday 26 July.

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