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 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."
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.
Latest news, articles, and features
- Muyiwa Oki: celebrating our Black sisters - Black History Month blog (1 November 2023)
- RIBA at party conferences 2023: The future of the built environment (19 October 2023)
- All architects need to be agents of change: new RIBA President Muyiwa Oki offers his thoughts (1 September 2023)
- New RIBA President takes office - press release (1 September 2023)
- RIBA Journal - interview with Muyiwa Oki (1 September 2023)
- The Observer - exclusive interview with Muyiwa Oki (27 August 2023)
- Simple ambitions - Black History Month blog (26 October 2022)
- Muyiwa Oki elected RIBA President - press release (2 August 2022)
- RIBA Elections results 2022 (2 August 2022)