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Neil Baxter to lead RIAS

December 20 2007


The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announce the appointment of Neil Baxter as its new Secretary.  Neil is Principal of Neil Baxter Associates (NBA), an architectural and interpretation consultancy with extensive experience in exhibitions, publications, architectural competitions and promotion. Prior to forming NBA, he was employed by the RIAS as Assistant Secretary with specific responsibility for promoting the services and capabilities of 's architects.  Neil has also been a tutor in architectural history at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and is author of several books.  

Commenting on the appointment, RIAS President Arnie Dunn said:  “We are delighted to welcome Neil to the Incorporation at this exciting time.  His experience and knowledge of the architectural profession in
is unique.  We are confident that he will be a strong and innovative leader for our executive team and will be instrumental in promoting both architecture and Scottish architects to a much wider audience”.

On his appointment Neil commented “The Royal Incorporation is the only wholly autonomous body within
representing the interests of the architectural profession and promoting the quality of our national architecture.  It is a key voice in influencing attitudes and improving ’s built environment. The Incorporation is a venerable institution with a rich history, it is also a pro-active, member-led body.  I greatly look forward to working with the superb RIAS staff and membership”.

Neil Baxter will take up his appointment early in the New Year but in the meantime will be working with the RIAS Council to further the Incorporation’s goals.

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