EOA congratulates Collective Architecture’s Jude Barber on her RSE Fellowship

The EOA congratulates Jude Barber from member firm Collective Architecture after receiving a Fellowship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy.

Jude is among 80 names from the arts, business, public service, and civil society, as well as academia, from Scotland and beyond to be made a fellow, including singer Annie Lennox.

Jude Barber, photo credit – RIBA

She joins the RSE’s current Fellowship of around 1,700, who are recognised as being some of the greatest thinkers, researchers and practitioners working in or with Scotland today.

Jude is a director and key founding member of employee-owned Collective Architecture, and one of Scotland’s leading architectural figures.

She is a passionate champion for inclusive design and placemaking, while her influence is seen from her wider involvement within the industry as an RIAS Council Member and Fellow, and with her teaching and lecturing at various schools of architecture and events across the UK and internationally.

This fellowship recognises Jude’s continual efforts to achieve positive benchmarks in design and equity, which have pushed at the boundaries of the architecture profession.

Jude said: “I am honoured to have been elected as a Fellow of the RSE, joining the company of such remarkable people.

“I look forward to working with the Society and Fellows across a range of sectors, to further establish Scotland as a global centre for ideas, action and excellence.”

This year’s cohort represents the diversity of expertise within Scotland and the UK, with academics, leaders from business, Scotland’s tech sector, the legal sector and arts and culture industries being inducted to the Fellowship.

With a more diverse Fellowship, the RSE hopes to make even more of an impact across its policy, research and engagement work which seeks to address the key contemporary issues of the day.

The RSE, using the expertise of its Fellows, creates a unique impact by:

  • Inspiring and supporting talent through a wide-ranging programme of research grants and awards.
  • Engaging the public across Scotland on key contemporary issues through its outreach programme and a wide-ranging programme of public events.
  • Providing impartial advice and expertise to inform policy and practice through in-depth examination of major issues and providing expert comment on topical matters.
  • Promoting Scotland’s interests overseas through building relationships with sister academies across the world and facilitating research collaborations.

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