Understanding Post-War Architecture

A two day course looking at the issues and challenges of post-war architecture for effective heritage management.
When
27 - 28 March 2017
Where
University of Leicester
Price
£275 (Early Bird incl Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

England was one of the first countries in the world to protect buildings erected since the Second World War, beginning as early as 1987. However, the subject remains a controversial one, especially as not only modern but post-modern buildings become eligible for listing. This two-day course sets out to explain what makes buildings of this era special and at special features of their construction. The course will begin by putting the buildings into their social context of the 1950s and 1960s, and there will be two sessions devoted to detailed studies by building type. It will conclude with a detailed study of a major example of the period currently undergoing repair, the Leicester University Engineering Building by Stirling and Gowan, listed grade II*.

Speakers include Elain Harwood and Geraint Franklin of Historic England, respected academics, and independent building historians and architects.

The Grade II* listed Engineering Building, University of Leicester

When

Monday 27 - Tuesday 28 March 2017

Where

The University of Leicester main campus.

What's to be covered

Topics include

  • The social background of post-war architecture, its context and key dates.
  • Discussions on different building types, Schools, Universities, Public Housing and Private Housing.
  • Apporaches to post-war designation.
  • Conservation of post-war buildings.
  • The redevelopment of post-war cities.
  • A visit to the University of Leicester's Engineering Building.

A full timetable can be downloaded here. Please note the timetable is subject to change.

Prices

We are delighted to be able to offer the first 8 places on the course at our Early Bird Discount price of £275 including an evening meal with the group and bed & breakfast accommodation at our College Court Conference Centre on the night of the 27 March. Once the first 8 places have been sold the price will revert to the standard price of £375.

Online booking is available at Shop@Le. Alternatively, to reserve a place or book on the course and pay us via invoice please visit our How to Pay page or email heritagepractice@le.ac.uk.

Further Information

Course Documents

Our Course Director has compiled two documents for those attending the course. A timeline of important events relating to post-war architecture and a book list for those interested in further study of the subject.

To register your interest or if you have any further questions please contact Pete Alfano on heritagepractice@le.ac.uk.

This course is run in partnership with Historic England.Historic England Logo

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