Nominations for RSUA Council

RSUA members are invited to stand for election to RSUA Council. Each year, 7 of the 21 Council seats come up for election. This year there are also 2 seats from the 2022 election cycle that are now vacant. As a result, 9 seats are open for election in 2023.

The Council is the Board of Directors/Trustees for RSUA and is the ultimate decision-making body. We are seeking nominations from architects in all walks of life to reflect the diversity of our membership. We particularly encourage nominations from women and architects based outside greater Belfast.

Who can stand for election to RSUA Council?

Any chartered member can nominate themselves or any other chartered member. The current President, Paul McAlister, the Immediate Past President, Donal MacRandal and the President-Elect (to be confirmed) do not have to stand for election.

Council terms

If you put your name forward for election to RSUA Council in 2023 and you are successfully elected, 7 of the seats will be for a three-year term running from May 2023 until May 2026. The other 2 seats will be for a two-year term running from May 2023 until May 2025. If circumstances require, Council members can resign at any point during their term. 

What is the timeframe?

Nominations are to be completed by no later than 5pm on Thursday 20 April 2023.  Applicants are invited to supply a voluntary statement of no more than 50 words which will be published with the voting papers should an election be required.

Will there be an election?

Only if more than 9 nominations are received.

What are the procedures for the election?

If more than 9 nominations are received, voting papers will be issued to all chartered members. The attendance record of current Council members standing for re-election will be published on the voting papers.  The deadline for the return of ballot papers will be Thursday 18 May 2023 and the result will be announced at the AGM on Friday 26 May 2023.

Time commitment

RSUA Council meet around six times per year and meetings are usually held on Mondays. Meetings are scheduled to run from 4pm until 5.45pm. Meetings alternate between in-person and online. Where a meeting is in-person, this will take place at RSUA, 2 Mount Charles, Belfast, BT7 1NZ.

Nomination form

To nominate yourself or another member please complete this online form by 5pm on 20 April 2023.