Architects welcome Jones' victory - but warn much work lies ahead

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Round-up of reaction from the profession

Architects welcomed Alan Jones’ victory in the RIBA presidential election. But they warned that issues raise in the contentious election campaign demonstrated the scale of the task facing him.

The Northern Irish architect and academic will take over from Ben Derbyshire in September 2019 after a year as president elect.

Jonathan McDowell, director of Matter Architecture, said: “While we welcome Alan’s election, the turnout still shows the huge task he faces to make the president’s leadership role really important to the profession.”

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