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Advanced Conservation course: London, July 2020

Emphasising conservation in practice, the RIBA Advanced Conservation course will develop your specialism in conservation, by presenting diverse projects and case studies of both emerging and well-established practices. The aim is to demonstrate the full range of core skills needed by conservation architects, including the growing importance of the conservation of 20th century buildings.

Do you have a passion for conservation architecture? Do you want to develop specialist knowledge, skills and connections in the field? Are you interested in taking a route onto the RIBA Conservation register?

Emphasising conservation in practice, the RIBA Advanced Conservation course will develop your specialism in conservation, by presenting diverse projects and case studies of both emerging and well-established practices. The aim is to demonstrate the full range of core skills needed by conservation architects, including the growing importance of the conservation of 20th century buildings.

Course content

The course will cover:

  • a group exercise and discussion about fee bids
  • specification on repair techniques
  • retrofit and thermal upgrades
  • the science of conservation
  • a group exercise and discussion about specification
  • a discussion about intangible significance
  • material conservation case studies
  • the conservation of 20th century buildings

The course will be delivered by Janie Price, with a co-speaker and guest speakers where indicated. Speakers may vary from course to course to suit availability and location, however, the course content will remain consistent. Andrew Shepherd, from Andrew Shepherd, will be delivering some content during this course. For more information please see course factsheet

Course leader

Janie Price, Kennedy O’Callaghan Architects
Janie has a diploma in conservation from the AA and is accredited as SCA and AABC. Her work includes conservation architect for Bletchley Park and the Antarctic Heritage Trust.

She is experienced in a wide variety of conservation work at all work stages, from medieval farmhouses to palaces and design guidance in conservation areas. She was co-speaker on the RIBA conservation course in 2017 and is an assessor for the conservation register for RIBA and CARE.

Course speakers and topics

  • Ian and Michael Crick-Smith: paint conservation
  • Peter Banister, Hutton and Rostron: damp and building pathology
  • Linda Salamoun and Dan Mackenzie, Steensen Varming: services and environment in historic buildings
  • Scott Sigal and Inigo Menchacatorre, St Astier, and Tony Barker, Telling Lime: properties, use and specification of lime
  • Robert Greer, PAYE: stone, brick terra cotta and concrete conservation
  • Kit Webb, Historian: significance assessments and heritage reports
  • Elyse Howell-Price: GRP Conservation at Hermann Miller
  • Anna Joynt, Allies and Morrison: thermal upgrade and gate conservation
  • George Ballard, GBS: advanced surveying techniques
  • John Izod: plasterer

Core Curriculum Topics

1. Building, conservation and heritage
2. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
3. Procurement and contracts
4. Architecture for social purpose

 

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