Lecture: Heritage, conservation and modern practice
February 4, 2020 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Ryan Butterfield
Through the portfolio of David Chipperfield Architects, project architect Ryan Butterfield will discuss various approaches to conservation, changing attitudes to listed buildings and the challenges of designing contemporary architecture in historically sensitive contexts.
David Chipperfield Architects has extensive experience working with historic buildings such as the Neues Museum on Berlin’s Museum Island and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Ryan joined the practice in 2009 and has since worked on several conservation and restoration projects, including the new entrance building and refurbishment of Selfridges department store; the conversion of Eero Saarinen’s former US embassy in Grosvenor Square into a hotel; and the refurbishment of the Cafe Royal hotel on Piccadilly Circus.