As a heritage consultant, I am lucky to be involved in a wide range of work, but my focus is buildings archaeology. Living in Yorkshire, the diversity of the built environment is one of my favourite things about working in the area. I particularly enjoy schemes that combine historic buildings with modern designs, especially those that incorporate glazing. One of my passions is to help future-proof our historic buildings, making them thermally efficient while also preserving those elements that contribute the most to their significance.
Over the last couple of years, I have been working on my own projects, including providing design and heritage advice for complex schemes, particularly those in or around listed buildings. I decided to upgrade to MCIfA during lockdown, as although I was still busy with work, it gave me the chance to reflect on my career and what I had accomplished so far. Achieving MCIfA gave me the confidence to take the next step in my career, which assures my colleagues in the field as well as any potential clients that they can trust me and the quality of my work.