The RIBA has officially announced that Keith Williams has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is among the first group of RIBA Fellows worldwide, just 30 in total, who have been elevated with the reintroduction of fellowship honorific for RIBA chartered architects during the course of this year.
RIBA Fellow Membership is an honorary designation and recognises the achievements of Chartered Members who have made a significant contribution to architecture, the profession and the community. The 30 elected Fellows who are all architects, represent a broad range of backgrounds and specialisms, and continue to affect and influence change from all four corners of the globe. Fellows of the RIBA are regarded as ambassadors for the profession and RIBA community, with membership providing a profile and platform to continue to affect change and celebrate architecture. The RIBA also recognises Fellows as inspiring figures that can represent the diversity, talent, and dynamism of architecture and the built environment.
RIBA President Jane Duncan said “By highlighting these professionals we can create a benchmark to which future generations of architects can aspire”
Commenting on the award Keith said “I have worked for many years along with my team at Keith Williams Architects, to design the best possible buildings that I can in a great many places both in the UK and overseas and our efforts have been recognised with a great many awards and citations. I have regularly contributed to the ongoing debate on architecture, our cities, the built environment and the arts and so I am rather proud that the RIBA has decided to recognise my contribution to architecture in this way.”
Other recipients along with Keith include Richard Saxon, former head of BDP, Jonathan Falkingham founding director of Urban Splash, Dr Khee Poh Lam, Alan Jones, and John Lyall of Lyall, Bills Young Architects.