Senior Architectural Conservation Consultant (London)
MSc Historic Conservation, BSc Architecture
Josie has been working as an Architectural Conservation Consultant at Heritage Architecture Ltd since 2013. During her time in the office, she has been extensively involved in long-term projects such as grade II listed Cherkley Court, Leatherhead, providing design and heritage advice mainly addressing change of use and repair and Camden Stables Market, for which she prepared Justification Statements, Schedules of Repair and concept designs while closely liaising with the local authority. Camden Stables Market has since been removed from the Heritage at Risk Register.
At Heritage Architecture Ltd, Josie’s main scope of works include providing heritage advice and the preparation of documents for listed building consent and planning applications, which ranges from production of surveys of significance and condition of buildings, morphological plans, Impact Assessments and Policy Compliance. She has also delivered numerous Heritage, Townscape and Visual Impact Assessments as part of EIAs for various large scale developments such as 562 Mile End, London and Temple Quay, Bristol. Josie has also been extensively involved in Planning and LBC applications for the restoration and alterations to the Grade II* listed No.33 Portland Place, by Robert and James Adam. Part of the proposed works was to replace the existing late 19th century decorative scheme with a scheme faithful to the Adam style in the two main rooms at ground floor level. As there are no records of the ceiling design for those rooms, Josie produced a scholarly interpretation of a completely new Adam ceiling and frieze.
Josie’s early experience in architecture and the heritage sector developed while working for Studio Signorini in Umbria, Italy. To enhance her understanding in historic buildings, she completed an MSc in Historic Conservation at Oxford Brookes University, which is professionally recognised by the IHBC. Following her studies at Oxford Brookes, she spent five months at the Glasgow City Heritage Trust where she produced a number of reports for the condition & repair assessment, photographic recording and sourcing for original ironwork in Glasgow’s conservation areas.
Outside the office, Josie has a particular interest in the regeneration and restoration of Italy’s ‘Ghost Towns’, which are suffering due to loss of trade, lack of modern infrastructure and earthquake damage. This interest sparked during her two years of work experience in Italy, where she visited many of these uninhabited medieval borgos.