Architectural conservation is an emerging area of work which requires specialist training and knowledge to deal with its multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature. It requires the development of a critical approach for the analysis and design of the intervention, informed by the shared international principles and the specific nature and context of the historic building to be conserved. The course provides a platform for collaboration with both practice and research partners, architectural critique, and discussion and debate. Students will benefit from teaching by leading experts in this design oriented and research based course.
S1 Compulsory Classes: Theory of Conservation, Architectural and Construction History, Legislation and Regulations, Survey, Preliminary Studies and Investigations in Architectural Heritage, Materials and Decay. Elective Classes: Urban Design History, Sustainability, Building Information Management, Urban Landscape Design, Cultural and Behavioural Factors in Architecture and Urbanism S2 Compulsory Classes: Conservation Design Project, Structural Repairs and Strengthening, Conservation Materials Technology, Dissertation & Elaboration of Conservation Design Project
Normally a first or second-class Honours degree (or international equivalent) in Architecture, Structural or Civil Engineering. Consideration will also be given to candidates with other relevant professional qualifications in a discipline related to the built environment and/or professional experience. Evidence of motivation will be sought. A portfolio of project work may be required from studio-based first qualification holders.
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