Hong Kong – The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the results of its 2020 RIBA Council campaign on 11 August 2020. Honorary Chair of RIBA China Chapter and Aedas Global Design Principal Ken Wai has been elected as RIBA Council member - Asia and Australasia. His term starts on 1 September 2020. Composed of 49 members, 4 seats are allocated to International representatives. Each representative is responsible for collecting insight from the architects' profession and to guide the strategic direction of the organisation.
“RIBA is undergoing a massive transformation with a new governance structure. This development provides members in Asia & Australasia a once in a century opportunity to embrace this change and vote for a new frontier. What the pandemic has taught us is to connect on a global level, collaborating, and not exist in silos. It is not about one country but everyone from New Zealand to ASEAN to South Asia to North Asia. Connecting Universities and students, bringing all, together to celebrate architecture and design excellence. Showcase in learning, thought leadership, global professional standards, and ethics of the RIBA through a collective voice,” said Ken Wai.