Jane Duncan

Architect , Jane Duncan Properties Ltd

Jane set up Jane Duncan Architects & Interiors  in Little Chalfont, Bucks, UK in 1992.  

The Award-winning practice specialises in high-end residential schemes including sustainable houses, historic buildings, commercial, education, schools and community buildings, principally throughout the South of England.  

Jane campaigns for improved business skills in architecture and was elected RIBA President in 2014 on a manifesto to increase diversity in the profession.  

Awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2018 for services to diversity in the profession, she was made an Honorary Fellow of AIA in 2019, and an Hon. Doctor of Design by UWE.  

Jane's current advocacy, post Grenfell, is to influence government regulation, and improve competence, skills and accountability in the architecture profession.  

She also: Chairs the RIBA Expert Panel on Fire Safety after Grenfell 2017 to present, Served as RIBA President from 2015 to 2017‚ Was first RIBA Equality & Diversity Champion from 2012-2015, Is a founder member of Equilibrium Network, to promote gender diversity at the top of organisations across the built environment, Is a founder of YADA, bringing together young architects and developers.