Open Door is a great opportunity in Britain and in China, for architects, for academics, for conservationists of all kinds to demonstrate exciting new ideas, about the adaptive reuse of the structures, that lie neglected in our midst. I look forward very much to receiving your entries. 

Ben is Chair of HTA Design LLP, a leading multidisciplinary design practice specialising in housing and placemaking where his role also includes directing the practice’s internal design review processes and leading its marketing effort.

He is a Commissioner of Historic England, serving on their London Advisory Committee, High Streets Heritage Action Zone Board and is Chair of the Historic Places Panel.

Ben sits on the governing court of Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects and is President of the London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies. Other current roles include membership of New London Architecture’s New London Sounding Board and of the NHBC Council. 

He was President of RIBA from 2017 – 2019 where he oversaw fundamental change in the financing and governance of the institute and the instigation of policies in relation to climate action, professional competence and codes of conduct.  He also played a key role in supporting the institute’s launch into China and support for RIBA China Chapter following several visits to the country.