Saving the 21st Century

Part of Conservation in Common, a cross-disciplinary series of events for professionals working in the built heritage sector

Talk hosted by the Royal Society of Ulster Architects

This session will explore the social, economic, environmental and cultural value of 20th century buildings and discuss some of the typical technical challenges of conserving these relatively modern buildings. The expert speakers will use cases studies and draw on research to help shed light on many of the issues that will increasingly be faced by clients, developers and conservation professionals over the next decade.

About the speakers

Peter Robinson has worked with Alastair Coey Architects since 2010 and is project architect for a number of the firm’s projects, including the restoration of two five-span B1 listed bridges at Shane’s Castle, a £2M phased restoration of Sir John Soane’s Grade A listed Royal Belfast Academical Institution, the historic demesne at Boom Hall, Londonderry and St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny. Peter has completed the RSUA (Royal Society of Ulster Architects) Conservation Diploma and was admitted to the RIBA Conservation Register at Specialist Conservation Architect level in 2015. He is also a full member of the Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation and sits on the RSUA Conservation Committee, and until 2019 was an assessor on the RIBA Register of Conservation Architects.

Jane Larmour is an architect and founding Director of Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects. Jane was awarded the RIAI Future Award 2020, and selected for the AJ 40 under 40 2020. She is a Lecturer (Education) in Architecture at QUB where she has been involved in teaching for ten years and currently co-runs a Masters Studio “In Praise of Adaptation”. 

In previous practice Jane has been involved in a number of award-winning public buildings, including the Stirling Prize nominated Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Photographers’ Gallery, London and Gallery of Photography, Dublin for RIBA Gold Medallists O’Donnell + Tuomey, and worked with Hall McKnight, Belfast, on their successful International design competition for Gallaudet University, Washington DC.

Book your place

This talk is one of four lunchtime talks which form part of the Conservation in Common Series. The other talks are as follows (click title to view more info).

9th December 2021 – Informed Conservation: understanding significance to mange change in the historic environment
15th February 2022 – Archaeology: adding value to development and construction
7th April 2022 – Sustainability and the SPAB approach

A bundle ticket for all 4 lunchtime talks can be purchased for £40 + VAT (you must be a member of a partner organisation to obtain this discounted rate)
Individual tickets £15+VAT
Non-members £25+VAT

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