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RIBA President profile: Muyiwa Oki (2023-2025)

On 1 September 2023, Muyiwa Oki took over as the Royal Institute of British Architect’s 80th President.

Muyiwa Oki, RIBA President 2023-2025

Muyiwa Oki is an architect at construction consultancy, Mace Group. Throughout his career, he has worked on large-scale infrastructure projects, such as HS2 Euston and the North London heat and power project.

Whilst at Grimshaw Architects, he was founder and chair of the Multi-Ethnic Group and Allies network and drove cultural change for colleagues globally.

All architects need to be agents of change

"Since 1834, RIBA has supported ‘the general advancement of architecture’, and now it is a global organisation representing 52,000 members around the world.

This moment is profoundly significant to me – and others too, I’m sure. I am the youngest and first Black person to hold this esteemed position in RIBA’s 189-year history.

I stood for election to represent the voices of all, including those who feel disenfranchised and underrepresented. But also, because I believe in architecture – that it is a force for good."

Read the full blog by RIBA President, Muyiwa Oki.

Learn more about Muyiwa

In this film from Khizr Studio, we catch up with Muyiwa as he talks about his childhood, life as a student, and future ambitions as RIBA President.

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