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LSA – Working with Heritage: Uniting built and social heritage through adaptive reuse

12 January - 14:00 - 16 February - 17:00


Working with Heritage: Uniting built and social heritage through adaptive reuse, led by Dr Alan Chandler and Esther Robinson Wild

The course runs for over six half-day sessions in a hybrid format (with some weeks in-person and some weeks online), every Friday afternoon 2pm-5pm from Friday 12 January 2024

  • In-person weeks will be held at the LSA’s premises: 4 Beechwood Rd, Dalston, London E8 3DY
  • The teaching format for each week (in-person versus online) will be confirmed with participants by end of November
  • To ensure high contact, we’re recruiting a small cohort of no more than 30 – spaces are very limited
  • The course cost is £750 per participant

Climate emergency requires us to work with existing fabric; our sector is rightly moving away from seeing old buildings as a hindrance, away from carbon-wasting demolition and towards adaptive reuse, resilience and holistic retrofit.

As a growing business in a testing economic context, you need to diversify your output. You may however find yourself locked out of public and cultural projects because of overly restrictive procurement processes.

There are different types of investment, including social investment, diversifying the funding landscape for projects. And there are numerous contemporary trends and challenges affecting community-led and heritage-led projects – from asset transfer to the diverse needs of local communities and green industrial strategy.

Working with Heritage, produced in collaboration with the Architectural Heritage Fund, challenges you to think about sustainable heritage, the historic built environment and places as containing opportunities for new thinking, arming you with a progressive and relevant business strategy and the core knowledge and skills to work with historic buildings while engaging with local communities.

You can download the course outline, and find out more, here: Working with Heritage – Course outline



12 January - 14:00
16 February - 17:00
Event Category:


The London School of Architecture
Architectural Heritage Fund


The London School of Architecture
4 Beechwood Rd, Dalston
London, E8 3DY
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