Cardiff University: Sustainable Building Conservation

InstitutionCardiff University View institution profile
Department Welsh School of Architecture View department profile
Web http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/architecture/
Email postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone 029 2087 0084
Study type Taught

Summary

This Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) approved and Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) accredited course aims to be unique amongst schools in Britain. The teaching offers a design-based iterative element, thereby testing the formulation of informed decisions.

We place emphasis on the role of sustainability within the historic context at both technical and strategic levels. By using our established expertise as a research locus for sustainable design, the course addresses these concerns, which have been identified internationally by the International Council on Monuments and Sites UK (ICOMOS), as the critical future direction of conservation education.

The course is offered on both a full time and a part time basis and attracts students from a broad range of backgrounds who benefit from the opportunity to exchange and build their expertise.

It is designed for graduates who want to pursue a career in this area and whose first degree was in a related area such as Engineering, Planning, Architecture, Archaeology, Surveying or Construction. It is also open to people who may have equivalent experience in the construction industry or in heritage management.

Former students have come from backgrounds including Architecture, Planning, Surveying, Project Management, Construction, History, Archaeology and Fine Art Conservation. Many are employed in Local Authorities or Private Practice; some run their own businesses as conservation contractors, project managers or architects. We also have students who are recent graduates. The diversity of skills and experience amongst the students is key to the vitality of discussion, reflecting the complex nature of practice in this area.

MSc

Cardiff University
Welsh School of Architecture

 

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The Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University, which was originally established in 1920, is now one of the top-ranked schools of architecture in the UK. We attract postgraduate students from around the world who benefit from the unique experience of studying and living in the friendly and welcoming capital city of Wales.

Through our research and teaching we seek to create a built environment that enhances people’s lives without destroying the planet for future generations. We collaborate with universities, industry and architectural practices across the world to maximise our student ...

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