New Design in Historic Churches: ChurchPods

This presentation focuses on innovative designs that can be applied to prepare deconsecrated churches for secular use without compromising the historic fabric of the original structure.

The Legal Context for New and Extended Uses

Alan Guthrie-Jones, Special Projects Manager, Pastoral and Closed Churches Department, Church Commissioners explains the legal context for new and extended uses for church buildings.

New Design in Historic Churches

Rob Chambers, Partner at Purcell discusses the different ways to creatively think about the design of church buildings and shares some examples of completed church projects as inspiration.

Thom Aussems, Paradigm Shift (Industrial Heritage Conference 2015)

For Thom Aussems, the ‘Transformation’ of the Netherlands is central to his career. For the last 15 years he has been the CEO of Trudo where he has led a number of transformational projects, such as Strijp S (the former industrial plot of Philips). Find out more in this inspiration presentation.

Creative Visioning and Options

Richard Woods, a partner from Purcell Architects explains how creative visioning and development through collaborative processes ensures that heritage buildings find a purpose that suits the building and the community.

Enhancing Built Heritage through Architectural and Urban Design

Ben Bolgar, Senior Director at The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, provides an overview of design principles for enhancing urban areas and working with historic buildings, as well as key features of the ‘Enquiry by Design’ collaborative design method.