Owen Luder, president of the Royal Institute of British Architects from 1981 to 1983, is to take office for the second time. He received 54 per cent of the votes, beating rival candidate Robin Nicholson. Luder will take up the post in July.
The RIBA has published its workload figures for the third quarter of 1994, which reveal the first rise in new commissions for nine months. The value of new work rose by 18 per cent. But confidence is down. Half of all practices expect static workloads over the next six months.