SOM's Phil Obayda and Mina Hasman have been appointed to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Expert Advisory Groups. Obayda has been appointed to the Housing Group, and Hasman to the Sustainable Futures Group. Each group is responsible for providing technical expertise and specialist knowledge to inform and shape RIBA policies and training materials.
Obayda, an Associate Director, and Hasman, an Associate, are both based in SOM's London office. With these appointments, the two join SOM Director Peter Jackson, who is currently chair of the RIBA Large Practice Group. Together, the three SOM representatives contribute a unique architectural perspective to RIBA's vision for the industry.