Crawford Architecture founder inaugurated as CIAT president
Kevin Crawford PCIAT, the managing director and founder of Glasgow-based Crawford Architecture has been inaugurated as the 30th president of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).
Kevin is Managing Director and founder of Crawford Architectural, a CIAT Chartered practice based in Thornliebank, Glasgow. As an active member, Mr Crawford has previously served the Institute as vice-president technical.
Receiving the Chain of Office at the close of the Institute’s AGM held in Manchester on November 27, Kevin, who holds office for the next two years, spoke of the busy schedule ahead as he tackles very real challenges and issues whilst working to the Institute’s strategic and corporate plans.
Some of these challenges affect the discipline, some the industry and others society in the UK and globally. For example, the work in relation to climate change, life safety and the new building safety regime and equality, diversity, and inclusivity. There is also work to promote to national and local governments the benefits of recognising competent built environment professionals alongside reinforcing the mantra that chartered architectural technologists are the lead in the technology of architecture.
He is also keen to encourage CIAT chartered practices, other practices, and employers to embrace the next generation and mentor new AT graduates. Kevin will also be working with the chief executive, executive board and council in the development of the 2023 – 2028 strategic and corporate plans.
Speaking of his appointment, Kevin said: “I feel hugely honoured and privileged to take on the role of President of an Institute and profession I have immense enthusiasm for. This position is the pinnacle of our profession and I take on this role with pride, passion, and commitment. I very much look forward to representing all our members and affiliates as President for the next two years.”