Contemporary Design in Historic Contexts

Contemporary Design in Historic Contexts. Keynote Speaker: Kevin McCloud


Photos: Kevin McCloud (photo taken by Ralph Hodgson), 2009 winner of the Philip Webb award, Niall Bird with his Hilsea Lido refurbishment project)

Date: 3 December 2014
Time: All day event (10am - 5.15pm)
Venue: St Martin in the Fields, London
Price: £120
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High quality, sensitive design can enhance historic buildings – extending their life and fitting them for new uses. One of the core principles of the SPAB is that new work should express current needs in a contemporary language. Using case studies by leading architects, this one day seminar will explore contrasting approaches to what makes for good contemporary design in historic contexts. A full programme will be made available shortly. Please contact to enquire about our limited number of student rate tickets available.

This event is part of the relaunch of the Society’s Philip Webb Award, a design competition for Part II architectural students and recent graduates. This award, given in honour of the SPAB co-founder - with William Morris - architect Philip Webb, returns in 2015 to coincide with the centenary of his death.