New chairman for Cornwall’s architects


Cornwall’s architects gathered this week at the Eden Project’s Green Build Hub to elect Cian Spowart as their chairman for the next two years.

“We are delighted at Cian’s appointment,” commented outgoing RIBA chair, Jane Hamlyn. “It is fitting that the handover is taking place at Eden’s Green Build Hub, one of Cian’s own projects.”

Spowart is a director at St Ives practice, PBWC Architects, and has been the project architect for a number of lifeboat stations and college buildings, taking a sabbatical in 2011 to study construction methods in the Far East.

As well as chairmanship of the Cornwall branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Spowart also takes over as chair of the Cornwall Architectural Trust.