I was very impressed by the turn out for the talk that I gave at St Thomas’ Church this week – considering it was the first sign of snow and the wind was biting – in fact more than a couple of people who turned up had said they were thinking should they or shouldn’t they, but were pleased that they had!
Architects who share your attention to detailBehind every one of our projects there are numerous interesting stories about the people, what they do with their building and the good causes they are linked with. In this news section we bring you the stories behind these buildings…
People often assume that as architects we design the whole building, which we do, but we are very often asked to re-design just the insides too. Very often people still love the house that they live in or its location, but the flow or the feel of the building doesn’t suit their needs like it did when they first brought it. Growing families, or the way we live means that our needs change.
Employed by Historic England and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council we have been tasked with the conservation and subsequent repair of the column and I’m very excited to be starting work on our tallest building to date (excluding churches!).
Unfortunately miss matched additions over time can change the feel of a building and, what starts out as lovely, can become a rather ‘ugly duckling’. It’s sometimes difficult to see the potential in a building like this, but very often, with a few changes, it can easily become a ‘beautiful swan’.
It was lovely to attend the Benefice Communion and Re-Dedication Service for the project undertaken at St James Church in Moulton Chapel on Sunday where Bishop Nicholas gave a thought provoking talk on the true purpose of the church. This has been a very special, if somewhat unpredictable project and small was definitely not easier in this case!!
I have always considered Continuing Professional Development (CPD) an important part of my career development and realise that I have a duty not only to my profession, but also to my clients, to undertake as a minimum the required number of hours set by the professional bodies that I am associated with.
We have been taken on as church architects to the wonderful St Mary Magdalene Church in Whitgift. This Grade I listed church, has a mystery behind its clock. Installed in 1919 to mark the end of World War 1, with the inscription ‘IN TERRA PAX’ Peace on Earth, you have to do a double take to see if you are seeing things, but if you see roman numerals for 13 instead of 12 you are not mistaken.
It was a beautiful service of celebration and thanksgiving at St Thomas a Becket Church, Tugby when we joined them for their grand opening on Sunday 4th June following the completion of the extensive tower repairs and internal re-ordering. The Right Reverend Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester gave a wonderful sermon of thanks for the changes, which was followed by wine and refreshments.