The President’s Fact-Finding Mission - The High Road to 2034: Towards a new professionalism and a new model professional: the know-what and know-how of future architects.

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The Presidents Fact-Finding Mission (PFFM) The High Road to 2034 is the “guiding star” for the future direction of the profession and the RIBA, towards and beyond 2034, when the RIBA celebrates its 200th anniversary.

The PFFM sets out a future landscape of how architects will survive and thrive, and how they and the RIBA need to evolve, how practice and academia can come together to better challenge and support each other, to make the significant positive contribution and value that architects and future architects strive to deliver.

The creation of the PFFM strategy broadened to include consideration of its delivery. This resulted in a framework of the PFFM with long-term goals through the ‘2034 Masterplan’ and shorter-term two-year plans to reflect the presidential cycle, both being agreed and adopted by RIBA Council and Board.

Together, the PFFM with the Council’s masterplan and Board’s biennial plans will create momentum and direction for the profession and the RIBA.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoyal Institute of British Architects
Commissioning bodyRoyal Institute of British Architects
Number of pages88
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-914124-41-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-914124-41-9
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2021

Bibliographical note

As instigator, commissioner, facilitator and manager Alan Jones invited eight Champions to work with him on themes identified as pertinent to the future of the architects' profession and those it serves. Each champion invited six contributors from within the profession and externally within government, industry and society.

Champions invited by Alan Jones:

Yemí Aládérun RIBA
Prof. Sadie Morgan
Wendy Charlton RIBA
Nigel Ostime RIBA
Rob Hyde RIBA
Maria Smith RIBA
Indy Johar RIBA
James Soane RIBA

Contributors to the themes:
Jake Attwood-Harris
Joanna Averley RTPI
Dr Matthew Barac
Jude Barber FRIAS
Claire Bennie
Antoinette Boateng
Louisa Bowles
Andy von Bradsky RIBA
Prof. Peter Clegg
Caroline Cole Hon FRIBA
Prof. John Cole
Maria Coulter BEM
Jami Cresser-Brown
Russ Edwards RIBA
Billie Faircloth FAIA
Mark Farmer
Rachel Fisher
Phillipa Foster-Back CBE
Rachel Fraser
Tara Gbolade RIBA
Prof. Edward Glaeser
Phil Graham
Ian Heptonstall
Ben Hopkins
Madeleine Kessler
Sir Stuart Lipton
Dr Lesley Lokko
Prof. Ruth Morrow
Sir Geoff Mulgan
Prof. Fredrik Nilsson
Dame Alison Nimmo
Michael Pawlyn
Dr Stephen Parnell
Public Practice
Prof. Flora Samuel
Fiona Scott RIBA
Hetan Shah
Rachel Skinner FRAE
Neil Smith
Aleksandar Stojakovic
Amin Taha RIBA
Helen Taylor FRIBA
Steve Tompkins RIBA
James Turner
Prof. Ola Uduku
Prof. Hannah Vowles
Joan Walley
Sarah Wigglesworth RIBA

Includes introduction by Alan Jones.


  • Practice Development
  • Business
  • Professionalism
  • Ethics
  • Architectural Education
  • clients


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