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Director to judge on RIBA South West Award panel

— 09 Mar 2023


Gildhouse, Poundstock winner of the 2012 Europa Nostra Cultural Heritage Grand Prix award and 2009 RIBA South West Conservation award

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Director Jonathan Rhind has been selected to sit on the jury of the RIBA South West Awards as a conservation advisor.

Jonathan has been a conservation architect for over 35 years with a particular specialism in cob. He has carried out extensive work on many listed buildings throughout the south west - from cottages to castles, churches and industrial windows and lectured extensively on historic building repair and conservation; so he is well placed to assess the entries on their conservation credentials.

Jonathan’s conservation work has won many awards over the years including the conservation of the 16th Gildhouse in Poundstock, which won the Europa Nostra Cultural Heritage Grand Prix award in 2012, as well as the 2009 RIBA South West Conservation award, with the judges commenting, ‘ this subtle and sensitive renovation of the medieval Gildhouse... The architect’s philosophy of ‘just enough’ shone through with imperceptible and crafted repair merging seamlessly with appropriate measured new work to accommodate disabled access and facilities.’ So Jonathan has the benefit of having a thorough insight into the rigorous awards process from both sides.

The judges are visiting a shortlist of 23 entries spread across the south west, with entries from both small local Architecture studios, to large national practices, and Jonathan is very much looking forward to seeing the best of what the south west has to showcase.

We at Jonathan Rhind Architects are delighted that Jonathan has been selected to sit on the judging panel for this year’s regional awards, and we can’t wait to find out which projects are recognised and go forward to be considered for the RIBA national awards. Good luck to all the entries.

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