New role for Institute’s President Elect

Colin Orr was recently named as the new President Elect of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).

He is joining the University’s School of Technology as a Senior Lecturer in Architecture within the Architecture and Product Design (APD) department.

Mr Orr was previously course leader and senior lecturer at the University of Bolton.

Prior to becoming CIAT’s President Elect, Colin was Vice-President Education, a role he had undertaken for the past seven years.

Mr Orr said: “I am very pleased to be joining the University and the emerging APD department with a respected team of staff committed to upholding and advancing the standards of education, competence, practice, during these challenging times for the Architectural Profession both in education and society.”

Mr Orr will become the Institute’s 25th President in November 2011.

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