I am a heritage consultant based in Arup's York office. I deliver assessments, design and conservation solutions for historic buildings. I lead a team of heritage specialists based between York and London.
I am passionate about history and the complex stories contained within cities, embodied in their buildings. I am fascinated by details, compositions and symbolism. I am experienced in architectural design and conservation – from medieval stone to post-war glass.
I have led various award-winning projects, including the refurbishment of the Grade II* listed Engineering Building in Leicester, one of Britain’s most daring and provocative buildings. I wrote a book about it (“Diamond-tipped”) for which Lord Palumbo contributed a foreword.
Accredited with the Institute for Historic Building Conservation, I sit on the Church Buildings Council, the fabric advisory committee for Durham Cathedral, and the national casework committees of the Georgian Group and the Twentieth Century Society, two of the UK’s statutory consultees for work on historic buildings.
I have taught at several universities and lectured on architectural conservation at heritage groups including ASCHB and DOCOMOMO.