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George Ferguson becomes part of the Students’ Union’s future

2 November 2011

Highly-regarded Bristol architect George Ferguson CBE, PPRIBA, RWA is to return to the University where he learnt his trade, this time in an advisory role to the Students’ Union.

Highly-regarded Bristol architect George Ferguson CBE, PPRIBA, RWA (BA 1968, BArch 1971, Hon MA 1999) is to return to the University where he learnt his trade, this time in an advisory role to the Students’ Union. As Chairman of Ferguson Mann Architects, owner/founder of Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatre and Past President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, he has made a significant contribution to architecture and regeneration at a local and national level. 

In his role as trustee of the Students’ Union, Mr Ferguson will advise on how it’s run and the strategic direction of the organisation. His appointment coincides with the start of a £25 million project to refurbish the 1960s Students’ Union building on Queen’s Road, Clifton.

Samantha Budd, Chief Executive of the Students’ Union, said: “These appointments will really strengthen our board and ensure that the Union continues to develop into a high-quality and effective organisation that adds tangible value to the University and the wider community.”

To read more about the trustees of the Students’ Union, please visit the news pages or the Students’ Union website.

Ferguson is a keen supporter of our Theatre Collection, which will be featuring in the upcoming November Nonesuch. If you'd like to find out more about Ferguson, he shares his thoughts about all things local, national and global on his blog.