Congratulations to PBA Architect Charlotte Penny who has received the IHBC ‘Highly commended’ Gus Astley Student Award for her Part II dissertation ‘Conservation Theory and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Manifesto: The Red House and the Contest Between the Theoretical and Practical Nature of Conservation’. She writes:

“I learned that philosophy and practice appear to only touch the surface of conservation and as such, conservation cannot solely be considered as three-dimensional; the fourth dimension of time must be taken into account. Many factors are involved in the consideration of conservation work and custodians have to balance a wide range of often conflicting constraints, whilst also acting as faithful guardians of the United Kingdom’s shared heritage.”

You can find out more about the IHBC here and more about Charlotte’s work on the University of Westminster website