RIBA practices are professional and qualityâassured with a worldâclass reputation for excellence. In 2018 he was invited to join the executive committee of the Commonwealth Association of Architects, to guide work on equivalence and transferability of professional qualifications across numerous countries. Jones has been a member of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects council from 1998 to 2006 and from 2007, and a director of RSUA from 2007 May 2016 and from May 2017. As well as listening and learning, we are committed to tackling this head on, drawing on the expertise of our members to drive change.â. Alan Montgomery Jones FRIBA FRSA RIAS (born September 1964) is a chartered architect and academic based in Northern Ireland, UK. Jones restarted his role as RIBA president on Monday after writing a letter to members apologising for his conduct, âwhich was not of the standard you have a right to expect of meâ. No.5, page 17. He was a member of the advisory panel, along with Robin Nicholson and others, for the 2015â17 AHRC-funded research project "The Value of Architecture and Architects". Alan Jones elected next RIBA President, 2019-21.  Of the projects he was worked on, seven have received RIBA awards and two were shortlisted for the Stirling Prize. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has elected Northern Irish architect Alan Jones as its 77th president. Alan Jones is Board Member at The Royal Institute of British Architects. Her report said she believed âthe only way forward is for the RIBA to take the lead on equality, diversity and inclusion-related mattersâ. The âreligiousâ president of the Royal Institute of British Architects has temporarily stepped down over fears that his alleged mistress would disclose the details of their sordid affair. The architect, founder of Alan Jones Architects, wants [â¦]  Archinect reported "it is expected that Jones will serve out his full two year term, which is set to end in August 2021. Alan Jones returned to his presidential duties on June 15, 2020. This page was last edited on 30 November 2020, at 08:25. "Toward an architecture: Ulster â Building our own authenticity", with David Brett, Black Square Books, 2008. He jointly led architecture at Queen's (2008â16) and is currently professor of architecture (education and practice) and director of professional practice in its School of Natural and Built Environment. The up-coming President, who won 52% of the vote, will replace the current president Ben Derbyshire on 1 September 2019 and hold the position for two years. RIBA Journal magazine has been at the heart of the architecture profession for 120 years; educating, informing and inspiring generations of architects and design professionals both in â¦ Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President Alan Jones has returned to his post following a two-month leave of absence prompted by the disclosure of an affair that had taken place between Jones and another person. The Royal Institute of British Architects has today (Friday 27 November 2020) announced that architect and past RIBA President Jack Pringle has been selected as Chair Elect of the RIBA Board of Trustees.  His work has also been included in technical publications, including Birkhauser's Fibre Cement: Technology and Design (2006) and the RIBA Guide to Architectural Insitu Concrete (2007). " On 12 June, Jones issued a public statement, apologising and giving an account of the reasons why he had had stepped back, and announcing he would be resuming office on 15 June 2020. My intention was to help and support her, however gradually we became friends and later the relationship became close for some months.â. In a statement, RIBA said Jones had disclosed matters in his private life concerning âa relationship with an individual known to but not a member of RIBAâ. Alan Jones â architect, Senior Lecturer in the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen's, and currently the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Vice President for Education â â¦ According to the author, the detailed and heavily researched report was written to highlight âthe issues faced by those groups most systematically disadvantaged and who are currently underrepresented within the architectural professionâ, and demonstrate âthe need for urgent action to enable the architectural profession to truly be an inclusive profession; meeting its strategic plan 2016-2020â. "New RIBA President elected...." The Guardian, London, 9 August 2018. " He added: âSome time ago I came into contact with a person who had become frustrated in her attempts to enter our profession. The President chairs RIBA's Council, the panel of charity trustees who are ultimately responsible for the conduct and development of the Institute.". Northern Irish architect Alan Jones has temporarily and rather unexpectedly abandoned his post as the relatively newly instated president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Leading mid-market private equity firm LDC and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), have agreed the sale of NBS to Byggfakta Group, a leading data and software provider to the European construction industry headquartered in Sweden and backed by private equity firms Stirling Square Capital Partners and TA Associates. ALAN JONES ELECTED RIBA PRESIDENT, 2019-21 .  He has been an invited judge for RIBA, RSUA and Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland awards, including the RIAS Andrew Doolan Award. In 2016 Jones was a runner-up in the election for president of the RIBA, with 44% of the final vote. He has advised other schools of architecture, and been an external examiner at parts 1 and 2 (Manchester, Dundee and University of Nottingham). Speaking about the state of Britain's housing, academic and president of the Royal Institute of British Architects Alan Jones said: "You can't tell one road or one development from another and that does create these really boring, really anonymous, soulless places. It pointed out that while women made up 49% of architecture students, only 26% of registered architects were female, and while 19.7% of students were from an ethnic minority only 6% of registered architects were BAME. It is a strong endorsement of the important role he plays within the industry. The Daily Telegraph listed Jones as one of the UK's "top notch architects". At AJA, Jones has realised numerous projects, including the stainless steel-clad farmhouse extension at Cranfield (RIBA award), Straidhavern School, his family home in Randalstown (which received the RSUA design award for residential projects, a RIBA award, and was shortlisted for the RIBA Manser Medal), an office for a coffee importer in Belfast (which received a special mention in the Architectural Association of Ireland awards â the first Northern Ireland project to do so for seven years), and the Â£4.2M Alley Arts and Conference Centre in Strabane, a joint project by Glenn Howells Architects, Birmingham and AJA (which gained an RSUA award and was shortlisted for a RIBA award). He resumed office on 15 June 2020.  On 11 May 2020, The Times reported Jones had been accused of helping his mistress find a job. "No evidence that the planning system is to blame for the shortage of housing" "The extension of this policy is truly disgraceful," said Royal Institute â¦ Alan Jonesâ¦ Earlier this week, Mr Jones announced he needed to "take some time out" from the organisation, just six months after being elected to the role. View Alan Jonesâs professional profile on Relationship Science, the database of decision makers. RIBA Chief Executive Alan Vallance said that Jones will not be â¦ The president of the Royal Institute of British Architects has been accused of abusing his position by helping his mistress find a job, The Times can reveal.Alan Jonesâ¦ Alan Jones â architect, Senior Lecturer in the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen's, and currently the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Vice President for Education â â¦ He admitted that when he had been asked about the matter in December 2019 he âdid not give a full and frank account of eventsâ, adding: âThis I plainly should have done. The president of the Royal Institute for British Architects has stepped back from the role over a âserious incidentâ which has been reported to the Charity Commission. Alan Jones sent a letter to RIBA members apologising for his conduct. 19 September, 2018. He studied architecture at Queen's University Belfast, and after practising in London returned to Northern Ireland in 1998 to practise and to teach at Queen's University. Alan Montgomery Jones FRIBA FRSA RIAS (born September 1964) is a chartered architect and academic based in Northern Ireland, UK. Northern Irish architect Alan Jones has been elected to become the next president of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Between 31 March and 15 June 2020, he stood down as president over a matter in his private life. "Studying Architecture Well â A student guide to enhancing mental fitness, health & wellbeing and outcome when studying architecture in the UK", RIBA, expected September 2019. The Royal Institute of British Architects has named House Lessans, designed by the Belfast, Northern Ireland-based firm McGonigle McGrath, as its 2019 RIBA House of the Year. He studied architecture at Queen's University Belfast, and after practising in London returned to Northern Ireland in 1998 to practise and to teach at Queen's University. ", On 31 March 2020, he announced he was stepping back temporarily, saying "a matter had arisen" in his personal life. Photo courtesy of RIBA. RIBA said it had carried out an investigation into the matter, which concerned âan individual known to but not a member of RIBAâ, and had resolved it âfairly and proportionatelyâ, although it did not provide details on what steps had been taken. The president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), who âtemporarilyâ stepped away from his role at the start of April under a cloud of speculation, has been reinstated after admitting having an affair with a woman he mentored who had told RIBA she had experienced racism in architecture. Having previously worked with London-based Michael Hopkins and Partners for seven years and as an associate with David Morley Architects, Jones returned to Northern Ireland in 1998 to take up private practice as founder and principal of Alan Jones Architects (AJA) and to teach in the School of Architecture at Queens University Belfast. In August 2018 he was elected as president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), assuming office on 1 September 2019. Disgraced president of the Royal Institute of British Architects has returned to his role after admitting he had an affair with a woman he mentored. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a professional body for architects primarily in the United Kingdom, ... Alan Jones resumed his role as president on the 15 June 2020. Architect and academic from Northern Ireland. I am proud to see Alanâs expertise recognised and wish him the very best in his exciting new role as RIBA President. Details continue to come to light regarding the ongoing investigation over the abrupt recusal of Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) President Alan Jones following allegations that a â¦ The president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) has stepped down from his post fearing a woman claiming to be his mistress would reveal embarrassing details of an affair.Alan Jones The role of RIBA President was established in 1835 and is the highest elected position in UK architecture. Alan Jones, president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, has been referred to the Charity Commission just hours after announcing his shock departure to colleagues just six months after being elected to the role.  He was appointed a professor in 2019. "Alan Jones is awarded the Incorporation's Honorary Fellowship..." Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Quarterly, Spring 2016. Alan Jones, 78th president of the Royal Institute of British Architects. From 2008 to 2016, as director of education (architecture), Jones jointly managed and led architecture at Queen's University. Jones also acts as an expert witness on design matters. 'Deeply religious' President of Royal Institute of British Architects temporarily stepped down over fears woman claiming to be his mistress will reveal embarrassing details of â¦ Alan Jones, who became president in September 2019 amid allegations of institutional racism and of attempts to stifle criticism from a black female architect who also stood for the post, admitted he had initially not been honest with RIBA about the incident, which he described as a âserious failingâ. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has contacted the Charity Commission over a âserious incidentâ in connection with the recent stepping down of the charityâs president Alan Jones. We will help you find the right architect from the RIBAâs membership of more than 3,700 accredited Chartered Practices. I have now apologised to those concerned for this serious failing and have undertaken to the RIBA Board that nothing like this will happen again.â. In May 2012 he became RSUA president for 2012â14. From 2008 to 2016, Jones led architectural education at Queen's University from mid to high rankings in The Guardian league table and first in the 2018 table for added value. The president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has âtemporarilyâ stood down and his abrupt departure referred to the Charity Commission.  He has been invited to be a design critic at the schools of architecture in Delft, Robert Gordon University (then Institute), Cambridge, North London, Bath, and Dublin Institute of Technology and University College Dublin. The architect with whom he had a relationship had sent the institute a report on inequality within the profession, Last modified on Wed 23 Sep 2020 15.25 BST. The next president, taking office in September 2021, will be Simon Allford. In the covering letter she stated that she had, until that point, not received âany help or support from the RIBA or any of its Organisations/Advisory groups but have instead been left isolated from the professionâ. 09 August 2018. Alan Jones, BSc Architecture 1987, chartered architect, director of his own practice in Randalstown, County Antrim, Senior Lecturer at Queenâs and currently RIBAâs Vice President for Education, has been elected the next President of the Royal Institute of British Architects. This had required the RIBA to report a 'serious incident' to the Charity Commission amid reports of an extramarital affair and alleged blackmail. Alan Jones elected next RIBA President, 2019-21. Royal Institute of British Architects Exhibition + Talks + Events in London, England, UK. 19 September, 2018.  He was a member of the RIBA Education Committee (2001â2012) and the Architects' Council of Europe Education Working Group (2003â2009). Following Jones' election, Ian Greer, vice-chancellor of Queen's University Belfast, said: "This is a tremendous honour for Alan, Queenâs University Belfast and Northern Ireland. Jones was elected in a national vote to the RIBA Council in 2015. "Perspective: The Journal of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects, September / October 2018 â Volume 27. While Jones describes the woman âas a person who had become frustrated in her attempts to enter our professionâ, the Guardian can reveal that she had not only told RIBA of discrimination she had faced while attempting to become an architect, but had submitted a 64-page report about inequality within the profession to then RIBA president Ben Derbyshire dated 26 March 2018. Alan Jones will resume RIBA Presidential duties from Monday 15 June 2020.â, A RIBA spokesperson said: âThere is certainly yet more that needs to be done to encourage diversity within the architecture profession. Through over 100 role models, his "Success through Architecture" project documents the diversity of mainstream practice and the "extended profession" within other areas of business and culture.  In March 2016 he also accepted an Honorary Fellowship from the RIAS. Northern Irish architect, Alan Jones, has been elected as the next president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Jones was selected as the President of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2018.  According to The Guardian, the architect with whom he had a relationship had submitted a detailed report on racial inequality within the profession to the RIBA in 2018.. Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President Alan Jones has returned to his post following a two-month leave of absence prompted by the disclosure of an affair that had taken place between Jones and another person. Jones, who runs an architectural practice, Alan Jones Architects, in County Antrim, said the matter âcame to a headâ in March and he told his wife and RIBA, which led to RIBA sending the Charity Commission a âserious incident reportâ. 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The work of Jones / AJA has been featured in publications including RIBA Journal, Architects' Journal, Domus (Milan), Wallpaper*, Architecture Today, Blueprint, Vision (Shanghai), Hinge (Hong Kong), and the Sunday Times. RIBA said it had instructed the law firm Browne Jacobson LLP to conduct an independent investigation. Alan Jones is the 78th President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).  The Architects' Journal suggested that blackmail allegations were the subject of investigations by police in Northern Ireland.  The following day, the RIBA said it had reported Jones to the Charity Commission over an alleged "serious incident," subsequently described by Architects' Journal as alleged misuse of RIBA funds to further an extramarital affair, while the Belfast Telegraph (repeating a Times report) said he had stepped back "amid fears a woman claiming to be his mistress would reveal embarrassing details of an affair". âAs a result, and in line with RIBAâs Code of Conduct for Council members, the matter has been resolved fairly and proportionately and Alan Jones has apologised. Born in September 1964, Jones was educated at the state-funded D H Christie Memorial Primary School (part of The Honorable The Irish Society group of schools), at two state-funded secondary level schools, Coleraine Academical Institution and Ballymena Academy, and then, courtesy of an education grant, at Queen's University Belfast.