With training and experience in architecture, buildings archaeology and heritage consultancy, Heather brings a balanced and informed approach to developing our historic built environment. She believes in the importance of understanding places to inform creative solutions: designs which unlock the potential of heritage sites – economically, functionally and experientially – which also enhance their significance in the process.
As Head of Heritage Consultancy, Heather ensures quality and innovation in heritage guidance across the practice, offering expert advice relating to creative re-use and alteration of heritage sites as well as contextual developments in heritage settings.
Heather’s has contributed to successful conservation management planning and development works in the UK and abroad, including the British Museum, Denys Lasdun’s Royal College of Physicians, Hong Kong’s former Central Police Station, and various sites for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Encouraging thoughtful approaches to heritage regeneration is an important part of Heather’s work, including lecturing on Contextual Design and Significance at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) and Cambridge University and being a key speaker for RIBA’s 2018 Core CPD ‘Appreciating the Old, Incorporating the New’.