A conference, organised by the Scottish Civic Trust,
Heritage + Development = ? on 27 October,
will focus on the positive elements of working with and re-using
older buildings and how new design can work in historic
settings. The conference will feature examples of successful
regeneration and redevelopment projects; examine government policy
from heritage to planning and placemaking; and highlight the
importance of community and civic engagement.
Heritage + Development = ? will take place at The
Lighthouse, Glasgow on Thursday 27 October from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Speakers include Ian Walford (Historic Scotland), Ian Gilzean (The
Scottish Government), Hunter Reid and Gordon Barr (Maryhill Burgh
Halls Trust), Sam Cassels (Architecture + Design Scotland), Brian
Park (Page/Park Architects), Malcolm Fraser (Malcolm Fraser
Architects), Graham Ross, (Austin-Smith:Lord), and Chris
Coleman-Smith (Gareth Hoskins Architects).
Projects covered include: Helensburgh CHORD public realm;
National Museum of Scotland redevelopment; Maryhill Burgh Halls;
and Linlithgow Burgh Halls. Copies of the Scottish
Government's new publication, New Designs in Historic
Settings, will be available.
John Pelan, Director of the Scottish Civic Trust said:
"This is an important and timely conference. It will
examine key issues relating to the economic, cultural and social
benefits of our historic built environment. Examples of successful
redevelopment and refurbishment projects will be shown, and best
practice in the area of contemporary design against a historic
background will be discussed."
Ian Walford, Chief Operating Officer of Historic Scotland,
"We are seeing a real commitment from the heritage,
architecture and construction sectors to look at how we can all
still strive to create exciting opportunities in the toughest
times. This gives us the chance to learn from the successes of
recent years and the potential that is still out there if you are
willing to look for it."
Jim MacDonald, Chief Executive, Architecture and Design
"As Scotland's champion for excellence in placemaking,
architecture and planning Architecture and Design Scotland is happy
to participate and support this important event. This conference
helps those involved across a range of disciplines in the built
environment gain a better understanding of the importance of
quality design and the challenges and opportunities working in
historic settings across Scotland."
Graham Ross, Studio Principal, Austin-Smith:Lord said:
"We are delighted to be supporting the Scottish Civic Trust
conference for the second year in a row. SCT has put together
a very interesting line up and I look forward to participating in
what promises to be a very lively and topical debate."
Heritage + Development=? takes place on Level 5 of The
Lighthouse, Glasgow on Thursday 27 October 2011.
For more details visit www.scottishcivictrust.org.uk
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference is supported by Historic Scotland and
Architecture and Design Scotland, and sponsored by Austin-Smith:
The event is recognised by the Institute of Historic
Buildings Conservation (IHPD) for CPD