Jane Duncan

Architect, Jane Duncan Architects & Interiors


Jane set up Jane Duncan Architects & Interiors Ltd 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 for RIBA Presidency in 2014 on a manifesto to increase diversity in the profession. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2018 for services to diversity in the profession, and was made an Honorary Fellow of AIA in 2019. Jane's current advocacy, post Grenfell, is to influence government regulation, and improve the culture of quality and accountability in the profession. Jane also: Chairs the RIBA Expert Panel on Fire Safety after Grenfell 2017 to present Is President of Architects Benevolent Society supporting their mental health awareness campaign. Served as RIBA President from 2015 to 2017, was first RIBA Equality & Diversity Champion from 2012 – 2015 • Was RIBA Vice President Practice & Profession 2007 to 2013 • Was an RIBA Board member 2011 – 2017 • Set up the annual RIBA Small Practice 'Guerrilla Tactics' business conferences • Is a founder member of Equilibrium Network, to reduce attrition rates of women professionals, and promote gender diversity at the top of organisations across the built environment • Is a founder of YADA, bringing together young architects and developers. "

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