12.30-13.30, Tuesday 19th May 2020
An introduction, informed by the SPAB's distinctive approach, to the principles of designing new work for old buildings, and to integrating alterations and additions sensitively and sustainably, whilst protecting historic character and fabric.
Roger Hunt is an award-winning writer and blogger with a particular interest in sustainable and vernacular architecture and the materials and techniques used in construction. His book New Design for Old Buildings (co-authored with Iain Boyd, with a foreword by Kevin McCloud) explores how effective contemporary design can give new life to the historic environment. He is also co-author (with Marianne Suhr) of both the bestselling Old House Handbook and Old House Eco Handbook, recently republished in a second edition. He is also the author of Rural Britain: Then and Now, a celebration of the British countryside, Villages of England, and Hidden Depths, an archaeological exploration of Surrey’s past. Roger lectures on building-related issues and is a judge of annual awards for new housing. His latest renovation project is a 1900 house on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA.
Twitter and Instagram: @huntwriter
Booking Terms & Conditions
IT requirements: Please note that this is an online course and will be held via a webinar platform called CrowdCast. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session when you book. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio. On android mobiles/tablets, sessions can be accessed via either Chrome for Android or Firefox for Android. Apple mobile/tablet users will need to download the CrowdCast app.
If you'd like to test your internet speed meets requirements to stream live before booking, please use this page on the CrowdCast website.
Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.