The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University


The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

We are thrilled to welcome Dr Chris Whitman and the team from The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, to our Sustainable and Traditional Buildings Fair! If you are curious about Heritage and the careers the industry can offer, this is a great opportunity to talk to the experts about the qualifications that can help shape your future career. Representatives from 'Heritage Declares - climate and ecological emergency' will also be attending, offering insights on how the heritage sector can significantly influence public opinion and action regarding climate and ecological issues.

MSc programme in Sustainable Building Conservation

The Welsh School of Architecture offers an MSc programme in Sustainable Building Conservation, accredited by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).  This distinctive masters’ qualification addresses current challenges recognised worldwide, exploring the role of sustainability within a historic context involving both strategy and technical understanding.

The ‘Sustainable Building Conservation’ course focuses on sustainable design using top-notch expertise in research, while tackling important global concerns highlighted by the International Council on Monuments and Sites UK (ICOMOS) as crucial for the future of conservation education.

Offered on a full-time and part-time basis, this fantastic course attracts students from a diverse range of backgrounds, creating the opportunity for students to exchange and build upon their expertise.

Scholarship opportunities are also available for students looking to apply for their MSc Sustainable Building Conservation in 2024/25. With the application deadline set for 8th July 2024, the Welsh School of Architecture’s talk will serve as an excellent chance for curious candidates to gather any information needed.  

You can find more details about the course by clicking here.

Heritage Declares

Heritage Declares is a non-affiliated group of heritage practitioners who have united to urge the heritage sector to react quickly and effectively to the climate and ecological emergency. The group launched a declaration in 2019, setting out ten principles for a more sustainable sector. They continuously encourage both individuals and organisations to sign the declaration, as an expression of their commitment to tackling the impending climate crisis.

Heritage Declares strongly believes that our sector can play a crucial role in shaping public opinion and action on climate and ecological issues – especially among people who are not naturally sympathetic to more familiar forms of eco-activism.

The group continues to play a key role in creating a more sustainable world by preserving and repurposing existing buildings, advocating for traditional and sustainable construction methods, and promoting eco-friendly land management practices. Additionally, it aims to reduce air and car-based tourism in favour of greener alternatives.

Heritage Declares stands out from other sustainability initiatives in the sector as a grassroots movement, prioritising the environmental crisis within the heritage agenda.

To learn more, click here!