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RIBA Advanced Conservation Course Lancaster
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RIBA Advanced Conservation Course Lancaster

​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?

RIBA Advanced Conservation Course

The RIBA Advanced Conservation Course is an important step in developing your specialism in conservation. The course’s emphasis is conservation in practice, presenting fresh and diverse projects and case studies that showcase the work of small and emerging, as well as larger well established practices to demonstrate the full range of core skills needed by conservation architects, including the growing importance of the conservation of C20th buildings.

RIBA has secured a limited number of bursaries for this event, from the Lancaster City Council. In order to apply for these subsidised places Lancaster City Council will need to process certain personal data and RIBA has asked that Lancaster City Council only process applicants’ data for the purpose of administering the bursary, and not share this with any other organisation. Apply for a bursary by completing a bursary application form.

Course content and structure

Day 1 Conservation procedures

  • Fee bid: group exercise and discussion
  • Specifying repair techniques
  • Retrofit and thermal upgrade
  • The science of conservation
  • Specification: group exercise and discussion

Day 2 Structure, construction and services

  • Intangible significance discussion
  • Material conservation case studies
  • Conservation of C20th buildings

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 the RIBA and CARE.

Days 1 and 2 will be delivered by Janie, 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.

Course fee

  • RIBA/CIAT members £345 + VAT
  • Non-RIBA members £495 + VAT

The two-day intensive course includes workshops, refreshments, lunch, learning materials and RIBA Advanced Conservation Course attendance certificate.

Core curriculum

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

For more information on the course content and structure and outcomes, please see course factsheet.

How to book

Numbers are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first book and pay basis. Book your place on this course by clicking 'Buy Tickets'. For alternative booking methods, contact the relevant regional office.

Please see the full list of RIBA Conservation and RIBA Advanced Conservation courses in 2018.

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