Architectural History (SAHGB Journal) seeks Book Review Editor

Architectural History, the journal of the SAHGB, publishes original, peer-reviewed research on buildings, the built environment, the history of architectural theory, and architectural historiography in all places and periods.  Published by Cambridge University Press, it is one of the leading academic journals for the history of architecture in the world.

The editorial team seeks a new book review editor.  You will work closely with the lead editor, the deputy editor, and five other team members in the production of the journal, which is issued once each year.  The position involves: commissioning reviews (roughly 10 per volume, 750-1000 words each), reviewing submissions, liaising with authors, editing manuscripts for style and content, and traveling to editorial meetings (2-3 per year).  Experience in academic writing and editing is essential.

The role represents an exciting opportunity to help contribute to the future success of the journal.  Like all roles in the SAHGB, it is voluntary.  Please submit a statement of interest, along with a CV to architecturalhistory@sahgb.org.uk by March 15, 2018.

National Trust: Historic Environment Advisory Group

The National Trust’s Specialist Advice Network is looking for new members to join the Historic Environment Advisory Group, to share their unique expertise and act as critical friends. The Historic Environment Group is one of four voluntary Advisory Groups in the Trust which together cover the areas where external volunteer advice is greatly valued.

We are looking for four new members whose expertise and interests cover one or more of the following areas:

  • Archaeology particularly practitioners with strong connections to other national or international partner organisations in the heritage field.
  • Major Infrastructure with a deep understanding of how major infrastructure proposals are evaluated and approved, their engineering and potential impact on (and mitigation of) the historic and special natural environments.
  • Landscapes with particular skills in understanding cultural landscapes at a macro scale and experience of evaluating the impacts of large-scale proposals affecting landscapes.
  • Vernacular Buildings with skills and experience of evaluating proposals for the adaptation of vernacular buildings and the ability to consider potential impact on both the significance of the building and its setting.

To apply: Email a CV and covering letter to Isabel Gilbert, Advisory Groups Coordinator: Isabel.gilbert@nationaltrust.org.uk
Closing date: 16/02/2018
Interviews: 21/02/2018, 27/02/2018

Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary for Postgrad studies at UCL

The Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary is available to enable heritage professionals to study on the MSc Sustainable Heritage. Up to £20,000 (to cover the cost of fees and a stipend) is available for Home applicants (as defined by UCL General Regulations) who have the offer of a place for either full-time or part-time/flexible study on this course and who intend to accept or have already firmly accepted an offer.

How to Apply
Applicants should complete the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary Application form and return it to the Course Director via email at kalliopi.fouseki@ucl.ac.uk.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 18th June 2018. Please note that this form is for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary only. Applicants must also complete the Application Form for Admission as a Graduate Student separately to this form.
Further information can be found at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/heritage/programmes/msc-sustainable-heritage/scholarships-and-funding

PhD Project: Investigating innovative technologies to reconcile aesthetics with energy performance in 20th-century concrete architecture

PhD Project: Investigating innovative technologies to reconcile aesthetics with energy performance in 20th-century concrete architecture

Project Description

Brutalist Architecture (such as Erno-Goldfinger’s Grade II*-listed, Trellick and Balfron Towers in London) marks an important architectural approach that dominated the architecture movement in the 1950s –1970s, which capitalised on the raw texture of the building materials and the particular composition of building geometries. These buildings represent a formidable heritage and our concern as architects is to preserve them as a faithful evidence from our past, to be consigned to future generations. At the same time, in order to preserve the memory, architecture must be working and being engaged with activities and users, which often results in the need of maintenance, refurbishment, and conservation. Among these activities, energy efficiency retrofit becomes particularly relevant, as it involves major questions related to energy performance and climate change.

English Brutalist Architecture represents one of the most challenging subjects when considering energy efficiency retrofit. The concrete skin, a single unprotected layer constituted by a unique material brutally exhibited, is one of the most important features of a Brutalist building. Several questions arise when considering a Brutalist building for an energy efficiency retrofit. One of the main questions arising concerns the preservation of the Brutalist aesthetic while improving the energy performance of the building skin. This research, therefore, aims at investigating how material technologies and environmental strategies can preserve the unique character of the Brutalist buildings and achieve energy efficiency.

Tools aimed at computationally simulating environmental conditions have been evolving during recent years. Emphasis on using environmental simulation results can provide continuous feedback for the design process. Through developing virtual modelling methodology for existing Brutalist building(s), this research project will attempt to investigate not only spatial and morphological features, but also it will incorporate environmental data in order to perform simulation. At the same time, these buildings will be researched using measurement based technologies. The research will thus investigate the most innovative materials and environmental technologies and their design potential in energy efficiency retrofitting and impact on the preservation of Brutalist buildings character.

How to apply:
We welcome applications from highly motivated prospective students who are committed to develop outstanding research outcomes. You can apply online at http://www.port.ac.uk/applyonline. Please quote project code ACES4310218 in your application form.

Churches Conservation Foundation’s grant award scheme

The scheme seeks to support young craftspeople with an interest in religious built heritage, who want to travel to increase their expertise and knowledge.  Up to two awards of between £500 and £1,000 will be granted to young craftspeople. The Foundation Trustees are looking for applicants demonstrating the most innovative and enthusiastic approach to learning heritage skills, and with the clearest idea of how their own knowledge and future career in heritage will benefit from the award.

 

The grant can cover attendance at conferences or seminars, study tours and short-term internships.  To be eligible, applicants must:

 

·         Be under 30 years of age on April 1st 2018

·         Be studying for a relevant craft or traditional building skill, or recently qualified in one

·         Have a demonstrable and ongoing commitment to religious built heritage through a track record of relevant volunteering and/or study

·         Be prepared to disseminate themselves what they learn through social media and also to provide photographs and a short report to the trustees, which may be published online and in any way by the foundation

 Closing date for applications is Friday 26th January 2018.

To find out more and download an application form visit www.churchesconservation.org

Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA)

The eleventh biennial Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA) ceremony will be held in 2018 and we are now seeking project nominations.

We are seeking nominations in 7 categories both conceptual and built which demonstrate innovative and forward thinking design solutions.

Aberdeenshire is passionate about ensuring that our built environment is of the highest quality, fuelled by cutting edge design which ensures that people are at the heart of all developments in our area. The environment in which we live is of the upmost importance, human beings thrive in buildings and developments where both functionality and beauty are considered equally. The awards seek to highlight and raise the profile of good design in Aberdeenshire.

As part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People, we are also asking the next generation of designers and architects to focus on the needs of our older residents.

Details on categories and how to submit can be found at the following link http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/designawards 

Closing Date for submissions 23rd February 2018
 
Telephone 01467 628632
Contact designawards2018@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

VOLUNTEERING: Cathedral Projects Support Panel

The Association of English Cathedrals would like to hear from those with an interest in cathedrals and the time and relevant specialist skills and experience to serve as volunteer expert members on the newly created Cathedral Projects Support Panel.

Serving on the Support Panel will offer a unique opportunity to assist cathedrals, some of England’s greatest buildings, to devise realistic briefs for major projects, helping to scope out projects and identify project elements, point out potential problem areas and recommend how to overcome them, share wisdom and contacts, and advise on need for specialist advice and input.

The role of a Panel member is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.

Allchurches Trust has provided funding for an initial two year pilot project.

Expressions of interest are invited from competent and experienced specialists with skills and experience that could assist cathedrals devise realistic projects.

Further information is here >>

HGSCEA Emerging Scholar Essay Prize

Applications are now being accepted for the Emerging Scholars Essay Prize from the Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art and Architecture (HGSCEA), an award of $500 given annually to the author of a distinguished essay published the preceding year on any topic in the history of German, Scandinavian, or Central European art, architecture, design, or visual culture. Submissions, which must be in English and may be from electronic or print publications, must have a publication date of 2017; applicants must be either current Ph.D. students or have earned a PhD in or after 2013 and must be members of HGSCEA at the time of application. (For membership information, see hgscea.org.) The recipient of the Prize (along with honorable mentions as appropriate) will be chosen by the members of the HGSCEA Board, notified in late January 2018, and publicly announced at the HGSCEA dinner reception during the College Art Association annual conference.
Submissions should include a copy of the publication and a CV and should be sent by electronic attachment to the HGSCEA Secretary, Juliet Koss (jkoss@scrippscollege.edu), before December 18, 2017.

Conservation Volunteer Opportunity at Beams

CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT BEAMS

From time to time BEAMS has opportunities for entrants in the field of historic building conservation to join the small team based at Hertford Castle and gain work-based experience.

Such an opportunity has arisen in October 2017.

We are looking for an able and keen candidate with an interest in architecture, the history of UK historic buildings and places, archival research, heritage planning and conservation. Our clients are usually the owners of historic buildings in Herts, Bucks, Essex and nearby part of London and/or Local Planning Authorities in the same areas.

BEAMS is the trading arm of the Hertfordshire Buildings Preservation Trust.

This is a voluntary, unpaid position but the conditions are flexible.  We are particularly interested in hearing from persons currently on post-graduate courses of study or recently qualified in a relevant field.  Residence in Hertfordshire, Essex or nearby parts of London would be an advantage.

Contact details please with CV attached should be sent to:

BEAMS Ltd. The Castle, Hertford SG14 1HR

Tel: 01992 504331

Graham Tite, Conservation Officer or Dr Valerie Scott, Head of Conservation.

Enquiries to: grahamtite@clara.co.uk

 

The Marsh Christian Trust

The Marsh Christian Trust was established in 1981 and has two main areas of work; grant-making and the Marsh Awards.

The MCT is a grant-making body which also runs an Awards Scheme of some 75 Awards in partnership with organisations across the fields of Heritage, the Arts, Social Welfare and Environmental Conservation. The Awards recognise those who voluntarily or professionally go above and beyond to make a difference to a cause that they believe in. The IHBC sees itself as a key partner in this endeavour for the current (and possible future) awards.

Grants

The Trust provides grants to registered charities working in the fields of social welfare, literature arts and heritage, environmental and animal welfare, healthcare and medical research, education and training and a small number overseas.

For further information and to check whether your organisation is eligible, please go to “Grants”

Awards

The Trust runs a portfolio of Awards with a number of internationally and nationally recognised organisations such as Barnardos, the British Museum and the Zoological Society of London. The Awards seek to recognise unsung heroes who all aim to improve the world we live in. Recipients of Marsh Awards range from scientists working in conservation biology and ecology, to authors and sculptors from the arts world, and those who give their time unselfishly to work with the young, the elderly, people with mental health issues and for our heritage.

Further details: LINK

Volunteers wanted! IHBC London Branch

London Branch Membership Mentor

We are really keen to appoint a much-needed Membership Mentor to assist existing
Affiliate members with the process of upgrading to Full membership and any new
potential members who may wish to apply for Full membership.
Ideally you will currently be employed or semi-retired and will have joined the Branch
during the last five years, so you are familiar with the updated membership form and
competencies. You will be asked to mentor a maximum of four applicants per year to
coincide with Membership Committee deadlines.
Please contact Sheila Stones at London@ihbc.org.uk for more details regarding the
extent of what you would be asked to do.

London Branch Newsletter Editor

The branch committee is also looking for a new Newsletter Editor.
Again, Please contact Sheila Stones at London@ihbc.org.uk for more details regarding the extent of what you would be asked to do.

We look forward to hearing from you!

National Trust: Design Guide intern – Outdoors infrastructure

This role will write case studies on projects that have helped enhance visitor access to the outdoors – cycle trails, raised walkways, footbridges, car parks. It will help to ensure that the learning points from these case studies are shared throughout the organisation.

The deadline for applications is Monday 18th September 2017. Interviews will be conducted in early October with the internship due to begin in November, based in Swindon.

Find out more.

The Heritage Alliance: Volunteer

Want to find out more about the heritage sector? Can you spare some time to help the Heritage Alliance. We are looking for someone who might be able to help for a week over the summer or perhaps one day a week over a longer period.  You will have experience of a wide range of tasks and we will try and accommodate your interests.

Please send a CV and details of your availability to policy@theheritagealliance.org.uk.

If you previously applied but we were unable to host you at the time please apply again.