The Research and Development Committee reports to the Professional Services Board and its primary responsibility is to help to inspire and steer the work of the department, drawing on the knowledge and experience of practitioners, academics and researchers.
Activities and functions
Advise on the formulation of policy with regard to research, its dissemination and implementation.
Recommend priorities for the business plan and budget.
Review the implementation of Council policies and the progress of work against agreed objectives.
Promote collaboration between research doers and users.
Recommend strategies to consolidate and increase funding for architecture and built environment research.
Work to improve links between architecture and built environment education, research and practice.
Appoint task groups and specialist advisers for relevant projects and subjects.
Current committee membership
Murray Fraser, Chair, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
Tim Evans, Sheppard Robson
Brian Ford, University of Nottingham
Sophie Handler, muf
Alan Jones, Queens University Belfast
Hanif Kara, Adams Kara Taylor
Matthew Kitson, Hilson Moran
Peter Oborn, RIBA Vice President International
Alan Pert, University of Strathclyde
Flora Samuel, University of Sheffield
Elanor Warwick, Technology Strategy Board
Chris Watson, Building Research Establishment
Norman Wienand, CIAT
Michael Wigginton, University of Plymouth