Rori Millar FCIAT

Rori has been actively involved in the field of Architectural Technology since graduating and has been part of the CIAT Northern Ireland Regional Committee since 2014. He has a passion for BIM, which has since shaped his career within the built environment. Rori has worked as part of the client, design, and construction teams in almost every RIBA Plan of Work stage, giving him a unique perspective and experience for someone who has been in the industry for such a short time. Rori has demonstrated his commitment to the discipline by co-founding the Young Architectural Technologist's Network (YATN), which aspirATion was based on, for students and graduates of Architectural Technology degree programmes. Rori continues to be an ambassador for the technology of architecture, regularly guest lecturing at Queens University Belfast and Ulster University. Rori tries to inspire those coming through to join their Chartered Institute as a student, attend CPDs and join aspirATion/YATN.


Rosie Thirlwell ACIAT

Rosie has had a significant impact and unwavering passion in the field of Architectural Technology. In just six years, she has made remarkable strides, ascending from a trainee to a Senior Architectural Technologist. Rosie's influence is evident not only in her impressive project portfolio, which includes the successful refurbishment of Newcastle Civic Centre and Britannia Leisure Centre, but also in her commitment to collaboration and sustainability. Her passion for detailed-oriented work and innovative design solutions has consistently delivered award-winning projects, but her contributions extend beyond her professional achievements as she actively promotes diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing within the construction industry and CIAT. Her role as a trailblazer and advocate for young women in a male-dominated industry is a testament to her impact and determination. With her exceptional leadership skills and relentess passion, Rosie is an exemplary Finalist for the Emerging Talent Award.