RIAS On Demand: Conservation CPD

Tue. 27 Jul - Tue. 31 Aug 2021




The RIAS is grateful to Fiona Sinclair and Simon Green for the following presentations:

‘Country House Conundra’ by Simon Green, Project Manager, Survey and Recording in Historic Environment Scotland’s Heritage Directorate will explore some of Scotland’s wonderful late nineteenth and early twentieth century country houses, their problems and some solutions.
‘Formakin; the relationship between John A Holms and Robert Lorimer’ by Fiona Sinclair, RIAS Advanced Conservation Accredited Architect, will look in greater detail at one of Lorimer’s houses.

On Demand Access
Once registered you will receive an email confirmation which contains the links to view the presentations on demand at a time that suits you.

Speaker Biographies

Fiona Sinclair FRIAS
Fiona Sinclair is a conservation-accredited architect at Advanced level, and sometime author and historian. She has twice been elected President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects and has been a member of the Historic Buildings Council for Scotland. She is the author of Scotstyle – 150 Years of Scottish Architecture; co-editor of its successor publication Scotstyle 2016; co-author of the RIAS Architectural Guide to North Clyde Estuary, and the Penguin/Yale Buildings of Scotland volumes Argyll and Bute and Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire. Fiona serves on the Kilallan Kirk Preservation Trust, is a Trustee of the Scottish Civic Trust, and a Director of the Formakin Estate Garden Company. She has worked on the care and repair of a range of historic buildings, including scheduled ancient monuments, churches, country houses, estate cottages, tenements, designed landscapes, two synagogues, four fountains, a railway works, medieval town house and a malt whisky distillery. She is passionate about traditional building materials and the teaching of craft skills, and frequently collaborates with design-led architectural practices who do not have conservation accredited architects in-house.

Simon Green
Simon Green is an architectural historian in the building survey team at Historic Environment Scotland. He has worked throughout Scotland teasing out the architectural development of the country’s rich and varied architectural heritage. He has published and lectured on a wide range of building related subjects and has a particular interest in Scots Baronial and the architecture of arts and crafts movement in Scotland. He has written a book on Dumfries House in Ayrshire and is the President of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland.

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