MSc Sustainable Building Conservation graduate presented with IHBC award

Tuesday, 31st January, 2017

MSc Sustainable Building Conservation graduate presented with IHBC award

EPSRC funded PhD Candidate, Hilary Wyatt has been presented with the Institute of Historic Building Conservation’s prestigious Gus Astley Award for her MSc dissertation.

The MSc Sustainable Building Conservation Team at the Welsh School of Architecture are very proud to hear that Hilary Wyatt has been awarded the Institute of Historic Building Conservation’s (IHBC) prestigious Gus Astley Award for her dissertation: “An Introduction to Historic Marine Infrastructure in Exposed Tidal Harbours: Construction, Plan Form, Materials and Repair in the Inter-Tidal Zone With reference to the storms of winter 2013/2014“.

Hilary’s work was commended by judge David Trench (CBE FCIOB), as “a fabulous contribution to specialist knowledge about a vital but little understood subject.” 

The Annual IHBC Gus Astley Student Award is presented in memory of Gus Astley, former Membership Secretary of the IHBC, and supported by the IHBC and the Gus Astley Memorial Fund. The award is presented for an outstanding item of taught-coursework accepted as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate course.

Hilary has recently commenced an EPSRC funded PhD studentship at the Welsh School of Architecture which will build upon the valuable and urgent work she commenced with her dissertation.

IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said: ‘The IHBC can be especially proud of the selection of winners for 2016 as we have had a ‘clean sweep’ of all the awards by students working on our IHBC accredited, ‘Recognised’, conservation courses.’

For more information about the 2016 IHBC Awards, please visit the IHBC NewsBlog.

If you would like to find out more about the MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation please visit our website.

Time lapse photography of storm waves at Portreath , Tuesday 7th January 2014. Photographs reproduced by kind permission of Colin Higgs, Portreath Studio.

Storm 1
Storm 2
Storm 3