CLAIRE NEWMAN ARCHITECT

CLAIRE NEWMAN ARCHITECT

Architecture for Conservation and Heritage

About

Over the last 15 years I have worked for a local firm of architects on a vast range of projects, from barn conversions, dwellings, and extensions through to large scale schemes such as crematoria, flats and housing developments.  My heritage experience has ranged from conservation consolidation of engine houses, brick kilns, china stone mills, and historic follies through to contemporary conversions to grade II listed barns, repairs and conversion works to a grade II* listed mining complex, and heritage repairs and works to a scheduled ancient monument fort. 

Privately, I have built up a portfolio of domestic projects and heritage work which is growing daily; a small sample of these projects can be found on my Portfolio page. 

Having lived and worked in Cornwall for nearly all my career, I have an in depth local knowledge, of building types, suitable repair proposals and knowledge of the local planning and conservation philosophies.

I studied Architecture at the University of Plymouth, where alongside my degree I also took a post graduate diploma in Building Conservation.  Following my degree I worked for a Conservation Practice in Totnes, Devon where I worked on both private and commercial heritage projects.  On completion of my diploma, I returned to Cornwall to work closer to home.  I undertook my Part 3 in Architecture and became fully RIBA qualified in 2006. 

In 2011 I returned to the University of Plymouth  to complete my Conservation training by submitting a dissertation on the role of volunteers within industrial heritage, and an in-depth study into a china stone mill complex near St Austell and its heritage refurbishment and consolidation.

 

Whilst I enjoyed the diversity and opportunities of being part of a commercial practice, I am now enjoying moving onto the next stage of my career where I want to return to a more personal philosophy of architecture and design. Away from the drawing board I am Mum to two young children and live with my husband in an old Cornish cottage near Stithians.  We have a converted barn next door to our home which we run as a holiday let so there is always something to keep me busy.

 

Curriculum Vitae

QUALIFICATIONS:

School of Architecture, University of Plymouth:
·         1998-2001 BA (Hons) Architecture (RIBA Part 1)
·         2002-2004 Diploma in Architecture (RIBA Part 2)
·         2002-2004 Post Graduate Diploma in Conservation
·         2006  RIBA Part 3
·         2015 MA (Hons) in Architectural Conservation

EMPLOYMENT:
·         pdp Green Consulting, Truro 2004-2019 Senior Conservation Architect and Associate
·         Robert Seymour Associates, Totnes 2000-2004 Year Out and Part 2 – Assistant Conservation Architect

 
SELECTED PROJECTS:
·         Grant funding repairs to a number of listed buildings across Cornwall under THI schemes £0.3m
·         Conversion of redundant Grade II listed barns to residential dwellings near Helston £1m
·         Major alterations and extensions to Grade II listed St Petroc’s Care Home, Bodmin £5.5m
·         Inspections and repair proposals to mining buildings, Caradon Hill & Repairs to mining structures, Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project (Scheduled Ancient Monuments) £4.0m
·         Camborne Crematorium, design and contract administration of new build crematoria.
·         Repairs to Former Army Staff College, RMA Sandhurst (Listed Grade II) £7.0m
·         Quadrennial Inspections, The Royal Citadel, Plymouth (Grades I, II & II*)
·         Inspections and repair proposals to mining buildings, Taylors and Daveys shafts, near Redruth £0.23m
·         Repair proposals to china clay mills, Tregargus Valley, St Stephen (Scheduled Ancient Monuments and Grade II listed) £0.15m
·         Repair proposals to brick kiln, Tregonning Hill, Nr Helston, £0.1m
·         Repairs to Engine Houses and associated mining buildings, Wheal Coates, Towanroath and Chapel Porth, St Agnes (Grade II*) £0.18m
·         Repairs and conversion of Assay Complex and Boiler house at King Edward Mine, near Camborne to Destination Café and Interpretation Centre, and repairs to remaining mining buildings (Grade II) £1.2m
·         Repairs to Battery Walk Arch at Caerhays Castle, Cornwall (Grade I) designed by John Nash, and repairs to Kitchen Garden walls and Dog Kennels. £0.2m
·     Repairs and Conversion of Scheduled Monument into Amphitheatre, Command of the Heights, Fort Amherst, Chatham, Kent £2.2m

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