RIAS creates CEO role to lead and support architects’ profession in Scotland

Dylan MacdonaldGeneral News

The RIAS (Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland) is to appoint a Chief Executive. The role, designed to support the profession at a time of significant change, will be based in Edinburgh at the RIAS headquarters.

The move to bring in a Chief Executive is part of a programme of change that was signalled in the organisation’s 5-year Strategy “Creating Space for Inspiring Conversations” launched in 2019.

Commenting on the move, the RIAS President, Christina Gaiger, elected in 2020 said:

“There has never been a more challenging time for our members. However, it is also a time of enormous opportunity to collaborate, upskill and explore new technologies that will help us to play our role in addressing the biggest challenge of our time – the climate emergency.

“Our members are influencing change across the country through their work with national and local government, businesses and communities. We are determined that they should have a Chief Executive who can help to ensure that their voices are heard and that we are able to use our skills and experience to transform the built environment and support Scotland’s low carbon targets.”

The RIAS Chief Executive will engage with, support and harness the creative energy of Scotland’s architectural community. They will lead a team of 15, providing a wide range of services for architects, students of architecture, construction industry professionals and all those with an interest in architecture, design and the built environment.

The recruitment process will start on 3 February 2021 and anyone interested in finding out more should visit:


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