Conservation Accreditation

An introduction to the new RIBA Conservation Register

A half day seminar to be held in Malone House, Barnett Demesne, Belfast at 9.30 to 12.30 on Thursday 10 March 2011

In December 2009, RIBA Council voted to establish an accreditation scheme for historic building conservation and established a steering group to oversee the scheme, chaired by RSUA Past President Dawson Stelfox.

The scheme was launched in June 2010 and is now open for applicants, the current round closing on 31 March 2011 with a further round opening later in the year.  Full details are available on the RIBA website.

This half day seminar is for those considering applying for accreditation at any of the three levels in the scheme.


09.30      Introduction

09.40      Conservation Accreditation – background, ?

11.00      Tea/Coffee

11.30      How to apply – tips for an effective application

12.00      Questions and general discussion

12.30      Close

The RSUA would encourage all architects interested in historic building conservation to consider applying for accreditation or undergoing necessary training to gain accreditation, as Government agencies and grant bodies will be increasingly relying on it as a criteria for appointment.  The next RSUA Conservation course is to be designed to match RIBA accreditation criteria and details of that will also be available at the seminar.


Alex Bulford BA, Registrar RIBA Conservation Register

Ingval Maxwell OBE DA ( Dun) RIBA FRIAS AABC FSA Scot, Key member of steering group who runs the training and moderation processes for the scheme assessors

Dawson Stelfox MBE BScArch RIBA MRIAI, Chairman of steering group


Places cost £45 including VAT (PSS members £38 including VAT)

Please make cheques payable to Royal Society of Ulster Architects