Peter Oborn


Chartered Architect and Strategic Client Adviser

Peter is a chartered architect and strategic client adviser with considerable experience of working internationally, particularly in the Middle East where he has completed projects in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and the UAE.

He is a former Trustee and Board Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and served as Vice President International from October 2011 to September 2017.

In 2016, Peter became the inaugural Chair of the UK Built Environment Advisory Group, a collaboration between the RIBA, the RTPI and the IStructE, the aim of which is to provide a more effective conduit for the transfer of built environment expertise to a range of humanitarian and development partners together with foreign governments. In January 2017 he was elected as Chair of the RIBA’s Sustainability and Ethics Commission.

In September 2017 Peter was appointed as a Council Member of the International Union of Architects and in August 2019 he was elected Senior Vice President by the Commonwealth Association of Architects. He is also a trustee of Architecture Sans Frontieres-UK and a steering group member of the Global Alliance for Urban Crises.

He has recently served as an architectural adviser to RIBA Competitions in connection with the Green City Kigali project in Rwanda and is currently working, together with UN Habitat, to deliver the strategic capacity development component of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s Global Future Cities Programme, forming part of the UK Prosperity Fund; supporting 19 rapidly urbanising cities in 10 countries in South America, Southern Africa and Southeast Asia.