098: The Next RIBA President and the Future of Architecture

What is the next RIBA President’s view on the future of architecture?

When Muyiwa Oki steps into the RIBA presidency, he will be the first black architect to hold the position and the youngest. The path to his election is unique and a result of a careful and considered campaign with a clear vision for the future and a call to change how things have been done for a long time.

We speak to him to learn more about his vision for the RIBA and the impact he hopes to have on the architectural community.

Guest:

Muyiwa Oki, RIBA, The Millennial RIBA president-elect (president 2023-2025).

Elected on a campaign to speak up for the future. With the responsibility and privilege of raising the profile of the architect in the UK and globally, his ambitions are to advocate for his campaign priorities of equity, transparency, and innovation in architecture.

As an Architect at Mace Group, he focuses on technology and innovation, working on Modern Means of Construction projects.

During his time at Grimshaw Architects, he was the founder and Chair of the MEGA (Multi-Ethnic Group and Allies) network that drove global cultural change for colleagues.

Muyiwa is an ambassador, speaker and mentor for aspiring architects in programmes such as Mayor of London Design Challenge, Scale Rule, and the Grimshaw Foundation, which exists to encourage greater social mobility within the industry.

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‘Architect worker’ Muyiwa Oki wins RIBA presidential election, Architects’ Journal

Muyiwa Oki elected as the next president of RIBA, The Architect’s Newspaper

Muyiwa Oki elected first Black president of the RIBA, dezeen

Muyiwa Oki Elected as RIBA President, archdaily

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