We’re delighted to announce the election of two new Members to the Academy: artist Bronwen Sleigh and architect Christopher Platt.
Bronwen Sleigh RSA (Elect) is a visual artist who works in printmaking, drawing and sculpture, taking inspiration from manmade structures set within a wide variety of landscapes.
Sleigh’s work asks questions about the built environment. Through drawing, she investigates attitudes to space as expressed through architecture and its relationship to the landscape. Process is integral to her practice - her drawings and sculptures inform each other, moving from 2D to 3D and back again. Her work explores space rather than describing it, challenging perceptions of the ordinary by presenting it in an unfamiliar way.
Christopher Platt RSA (Elect) was a student under Professors Andy MacMillan RSA and Isi Metzstein RSA at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow. He has held senior positions in architectural studios in England, Ethiopia and Germany realising competition-winning student residences for Oxford University, children’s day nurseries in Berlin and London and the largest Christian church in Addis Ababa.
In 2001, with Rod Kemsley, he founded StudioKAP Architects which he leads with fellow Director Helen Campbell. The practice has been recognised with national awards and international publications. Complementing his work in practice, Platt has also had a long-standing involvement in architectural education globally. He was the Head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art and is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Glasgow.