We are delighted that Ibrahim Buhari, one of our architects, is standing for a National seat on the RIBA Council.
His aims in standing are:
- to look at the architectural education system in the UK and how students are supported to navigate their way to qualifying;
- to support and champion diversity within architectural education and the profession; and
- to encourage younger architects to engage with and become members of the RIBA (the current average age of RIBA members is 57!).
Ibrahim has worked for BFF for the last four years and was an integral part of the team on the recently completed Depot cinema in Lewes, which has been widely acclaimed by cinemagoers and local residents.
Currently only 15% of RIBA members vote in the Council Elections and Ibrahim is campaigning with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust to increase this to 25% or more, as part of the RIBA+25 initiative marking the 25th anniversary of Stephen’s murder.
We are delighted to support Ibrahim in his bid for a seat on the National Council and would encourage all RIBA Members to consider voting for him.