Deborah Saunt will be speaking at the IHBC London branch day conference 'From Bauhaus to Brutalism and Beyond' on Wednesday 2nd October.
She will present DSDHA's recent work at the Grade II*-listed Economist Plaza, now Smithson Plaza, outlining the studio's extensive historical research and forensic investigations of the site as well as the surrounding building fabric that informed our conservation framework, which gained support from both Historic England and the 20th Century Society.
Post-war buildings and places pose a unique conservation challenge: many of these buildings justifiably achieve listed status for their architectural or historic significance, yet many now fall short of contemporary environmental and comfort standards. Last year we completed the first phase of restoring the Plaza and the 15-storey office tower to deliver exemplary workplaces that cater to comfort levels expected of an office today.
The event can be booked through the conference website.