Angela Brady

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Angela Brady
Born Dublin, Ireland
Residence London
Nationality Irish
Education Dublin Institute of Technology
Occupation Architect
Known for President of the RIBA
Spouse(s) Robin Mallalieu

Angela Brady is an Irish born architect and has lived in London for over 25 years.[1] In 2011 she was elected president of the UK's Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for a two-year term.[2] She is a past chairperson of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) London Forum.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Brady was educated at Dublin Institute of Technology's School of Architecture. This was followed by a short period working with Arthur Erickson in Toronto, Canada.[2]

She qualified as an architect in 1984 and briefly worked for GMW Architects and SEH. In 1987 she co-founded Brady Mallalieu Architects with Robin Mallalieu in London.[4]

She is a TV personality in Ireland and the UK, taking part in programmes broadcast on RTÉ, ITV and Channel 4. "Showing the public what architects do is a great opportunity, and TV is the best medium for doing that", she has explained.[5]

Brady has been active in the RIBA and RIAI for many years.[2][6] In 2000 she was a founder of the RIBA 'Architects for Change' group, which campaigns for greater involvement in architecture by women and ethnic minorities. She was elected president of RIBA in 2011, the first non British person and the second woman to hold the position.[7] As Brady has said, "One of the reasons I got voted in was because I was the only person pushing diversity in our profession. We're only 18% women and I'd love it if we could push it to 40%".[2] Brady immediately set up a task force to report on how the government could improve the way it awards public sector contracts. She also planned to improve engagement with politicians and to make the RIBA headquarters a 'cooler' place, including plans to open a new office in East London.[7]


In 2012, Brady was awarded the Women of Outstanding Achievement Award For Leadership and Inspiration.[8] She was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 2015 and in 2017 she was awarded the Irish President's Distinguished Services Award for architecture design. [9]



  1. ^ "Angela Brady becomes RIBA President". RIBA website. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Peter Hetherington New homes must be fit for purpose, says leading architect, The Guardian (London), 4 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-04.
  3. ^ "Ms Angela Brady". Debretts. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "LMBS students meet award winning local architect Angela Brady". London Metropolitan Business School. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Jamie Mitchell, Profile: Angela Brady, FX Magazine, 7 December 2010. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
  6. ^ Architects Can Create Change, RIAI website, 16 September 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  7. ^ a b Andrea Klettner, PROFILE: New President Angela Brady talks about the RIBA superbrand, an architects' Groucho Club and overhaulling recruitment, Building Design, 2 September 2011, p. 3
  8. ^ "Angela Brady wins Women of Outstanding Achievement award". Irish Architecture Foundation. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "The Irish Diaspora 2017 Presidential Awards winners announced". Irish Central. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 

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