Alex MacLaren (RIBA)
Alex is an RIBA/RIAS Chartered Architect and fellow of the RSA, based in Edinburgh. She splits her time between professional practice at Wyatt MacLaren LLP and an Assistant Professor role in Heriot-Watt University. Alex co-chairs the construction training initiative ‘TEAMBUILD’, now as Director of Education for the charity. As part of this role she is pioneering programmes for higher education syllabi across the UK, working between construction subjects and with professionals outside of the university. She believes that smart education and training for students, honing trans-disciplinary communication and social skills, is essential to effectively implement the technical evolution of BIM.