Richard Lorch is the Editor in Chief of Building Research & Information research journal. Two key, recurring transdiscipinary themes in the journal are the nature of the building stock and the changing nature of professionalism – the responsibilities owed to clients and wider society. He is a member of the Edge – a built environment think tank which produced “Collaboration for Change: The Future of Professionalism”. His research interests are organisational responses to sustainability and resilience – from the dual perspectives of top-down aspects of policy as well as bottom-up evidence from the built environment and its stakeholders. He is on the Advisory Board for the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School.