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 education@spab.org.uk 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.