Mugdock, Sullivan’s Island; A Case Study

Mugdock, Sullivan’s Island; A Case Study

Members' Skill-Share

25/02/2021 - 25/02/2021
Introductory, General Interest, Members only
Virtual event: held online
United Kingdom

Free (SPAB members only)

Event details

Thursday 25 February 2021, 13.30-14.30

This granite church located on a small island off Charleston has experienced many interventions in its 125-year history.

A private residence since the 1970s, it underwent significant repair and restoration in 2003, paving the way for a raised solid masonry three and a half-storey extension in 2007.

Interior Designer Renée Killian-Dawson, who worked alongside the young team of architect and contractors, describes the obstacles, challenges, and rewards the team encountered on the journey to create a hurricane-proof castellated tower which looked both to the past and the future for its resilient construction and design.

Please contact membership[at] if you have any questions about this event.

About the speaker: Renée Killian-Dawson has spent the past eighteen years working as an interior designer for her eponymous firm, undertaking historically sensitive projects primarily in the UK, Europe, and the USA. Passionate about the conservation of our built heritage, historic furnishings, art and artefacts, and our land and open spaces, she has had the good fortune to lecture both here and abroad about historically significant buildings, textiles, and women. She currently lives in an ancient timber-framed cottage in Hampshire with her family, with plans to build a Gothic carriage house in a cobbled mews.

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]

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 login set up yet.

IT requirements: Please note that this is an online session and will be held via a webinar platform called Zoom. 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.

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