CHARTERED ARCHITECT, Debbie Anderson of Aberdeenshire-based Lippe Architects + Planners Ltd has just been awarded the status of Conservation Architect (CA281) by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) following several months of preparation, before submitting her Historic Building Portfolio to the RIBA in March 2019.
Debbie is one of only a handful of architects registered in the north east of Scotland with the recognised expertise to work alongside Historic Environment Scotland and The National Trust on some of their grant-funded restoration projects.
This accreditation also enables Debbie to join an elite list of conservation architects on the RIBA Conservation Register, which enables individuals and organisations looking to commission work on historic buildings UK wide, to find architects with the specific skills and experience they require for their restoration project, encompassing all aspects of historic building conservation, repair and maintenance. The assessors were impressed by both the range of projects and the knowledge evidenced, and have encouraged Debbie to now work towards Level Three as a Specialist Conservation Architect.
Commenting on her success, Debbie said: “This has been the culmination of a life-long fascination with historic buildings, and I would like to recognise this endorsement as recognition of the guidance and knowledge gained while working at Lippe Architects and also the support of my family while working towards the submission.”