'I see architecture as a community; it affects me so I want to be a part of it and contribute. I don't agree with those who say 'I can't be bothered to get involved'. I want to have an impact.'
'Architecture is already a fairly exclusive profession and the financial realities of studying are making it even more so. We risk a future where an architectural profession will only be for those who can afford it.'
'Diverse role models from different social and economic backgrounds are vital in proving that if you are incredibly passionate about what you do, you can make it as an architect.'
'I'd like architecture to lose some of its ego. We need to come down off our pedestals, get into communities and get our hands dirty.'
'My dyslexia wasn't diagnosed until the first year of my degree, so my school years were very frustrating and I've taken a roundabout way to get into the profession.'
'The other students on my course were mostly from affluent, upper middle-class backgrounds and I felt like a misfit. I'm not sure how I made it through but once I've started something, I don't like giving up.'
'I think diversity, in and of itself, generates creativity. It also strengthens the authority and credibility we bring to our projects.'
Restructured CIC appoints new board members and refocuses as single voice of the professions.
January 2017 saw the Royal Institute of British Architects and Association of Architectural Educators launch the UK's first BIM EXPO and BIM Camp. Speakers from built environment practices and academics from University’s across the UK delivered a day exploring the role of Building Information Modeling across the world.