Senior architect, Grant Prescott, has received conservation architect accreditation by The Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC).
AABC is an independent accreditation body established in 1999 for and by skilled conservation architects. The primary purpose of the AABC Register is to protect the historic built environment from damaging interventions devised by people not skilled in historic building conservation and adaptation. It does so by publishing a register of architects whose work and skills in building conservation have been established by peer assessment moderated by a lay assessor representing the client.
This is based on the individual’s on-site experience, and is assessed by a volunteer team of two AABC registered architects and one conservation conscious non-architect, usually from a client background.
To achieve successful AABC Registration, architects submit details of five examples of their work completed within the last five years, illustrating their professional expertise and demonstrating their experience of building conservation and adaptation.
Grant graduated with a degree in Architectural Conservation and joined Buttress’ historic buildings team in 2005. He then studied-part time to complete his professional training and subsequently qualified as an architect with strong, practical experience in his chosen field of conservation.
During his studies, Grant received recognition with awards including runner-up in the 2008 Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Philip Webb Award; as nominee for the RIBA President’s Medal 2012, and was published in the Journal of Architectural Conservation. He is also a member of the Institute for Historic Building Conservation.
The practice now has four AABC conservation architects, including Grant, working on a range of projects across the UK involving conservation, restoration and adaptation of historic buildings. Find out more about the practice’s experience in the sector here: Heritage