How the group operates

Collaboration and Dialogue

Tiered Management Structure
Building Futures has a tiered management structure, the Steering Group takes overall responsibility for the work of the programme, directed by the chair and supported by the co-ordinator. There is also an advisory group, which is involved in and consulted on projects. Membership of both groups reflects the programmes aspiration to relate architecture and urban design to broader socio-economic and environmental issues.

The Steering Group meets to plan the work programme for the initiative and acts as a think tank on key discussion issues. It also operates as an editorial board for emerging pieces of work. The Advisory Group supports the work of the Steering Group acting as a sounding board and providing inspiration and direction for new projects. Membership of both groups is voluntary.

Building Futures has a permanent secretariat, based at the RIBA to establish and implement the work programme. Programme funding is provided by the RIBA, with additional project funding sought from outside partners.

New research themes are developed to advance the group’s objectives whilst continuing to enliven and extend the debate on previously undertaken work programmes. A typical work programme might be an invited seminar with expert guests leading to further commissioned paper’s and research, publications and public events in the form of seminars and lectures.

Collaboration and dialogue is crucial to our programme. If you feel you can contribute or provide relevant feedback on our research themes or specific projects, please contact us.