Wednesday 21 October 2020, 13.30 - 14.30
The session will be focussed on the symbiosis of heritage and healthcare and the ideas that both buildings and people have stories to share. Lauren's particular speciality is in designing for dementia, but she is also an RIBA conservation registrant working towards her CA accreditation.
About Lauren: I am an Architect by profession, and a carer in my spare time, and naturally interlacing the two has meant that I spend a lot of time researching and understanding how design, and the built environment specifically, can ease the pressures on health and social care. I design by the philosophy that inclusive design, that which aids those who are challenged by the built environment, is just that; inclusive, and therefore doesn't compromise the way in which anybody can use it. Inclusive design and accessibility in particular is often a challenge for architects when working with heritage buildings, but if done correctly, the benefits can be far more than legislative and improve the experiential element of spaces for the user.
Image credit: Andy Marshall: the Heritage and Wellbeing Centre at St Mary's, Quay Place, Ipswich (the CCT & Suffolk Mind)
About the skill-share: Run by members for members, these short and informal online sessions are a great way to learn from the expertise and experience of your fellow historic building enthusiasts. We are really grateful to everyone who has volunteered to lead a session so far. If you are interested in leading a session please get in touch with our membership team: membership[at]spab.org.uk
These sessions are only available to SPAB members, so you will need to log in to the website in order to register. Please get in touch if you don't have a log in set up yet.
IT requirements: Please note that this is an online session. 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.
Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.