Jane Duncan, President of RIBA
Driving an Inclusive Construction Industry
5pm, 18th February,
Budden Lecture Theatre,
Liverpool School of Architecture.
Jane Duncan is the current President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the UK body for architecture and the architectural profession, a position previously held by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and Sir Basil Spence among others.
Jane is director of Jane Duncan Architects, an award winning practice of 16 architects and interior designers based in Buckinghamshire. Established in 1992, Jane Duncan Architects undertakes a mixture of high-end residential, sports and leisure, commercial and community projects. These vary from sustainable contemporary to traditional and listed buildings.
Trained at the Bartlett UCL, Jane set up in practice almost immediately after qualifying. She has been a small practice champion at RIBA, and was 6 years Vice President Practice. Since 2013 she has also been the RIBA’s Equality and Diversity champion.
Jane lives in a hemp eco house designed for her family over 5 years ago, and has two children with husband Ian, who recently joined JDA as practice manager. She is a local community revitalisation champion, mentors and gives careers guidance to local school pupils, and until recently wrote and directed pantomimes for local charities.