Hamilton go ‘back to school’ to support conservation best practice

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Hamilton Architects are proud sponsors of this year’s Conservation Without Frontiers Summer School.

The 2019 Summer School, with the theme ‘Survival and Revival: Living Towns and Villages in Cavan and Fermanagh’, takes place from June 20-22.

“Conservation is an important part of what we do at Hamilton Architects, so we are pleased to be able to support the Summer School and look forward to sharing knowledge and ideas,” said Partner Paul Millar.

The aim of the school is to inform and promote best practice through direct engagement with experts and practitioners. The programme encompasses lectures, site visits, and food and entertainment.

One of the expert speakers will be Nicola Donnelly, an Accredited Conservation Architect at Hamilton Architects. Nicola will be telling delegates about the practice’s award-winning restoration and refurbishment of historic Enniskillen Castle Museum (pictured above).

“The island of Ireland has so many wonderful and unique historic buildings which, just like Enniskillen Castle, we need to treasure and preserve for the enjoyment of future generations,” said Nicola.

“It is important for people to get to know about and appreciate the history of their built environment because this plays an important role in underlining identity, enriching culture and bringing cohesion to communities.”

Conservation Without Frontiers, which is supported by the Irish Georgian Society and RIAI, is directed by author and architectural historian, Kevin V. Mulligan, and chaired by Ulster Architectural Heritage president Primrose Wilson.

The 2019 programme will investigate the challenges and opportunities facing Irish towns and villages, from population migration to the changing nature of the high street and current planning and policy.

More at: www.ulsterarchitecturalheritage.org.uk