Robin Dower, Architect: A Life in Conservation

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Robin Dower

An 1830s wrought-iron curvilinear glasshouse

After a first brush with the care of historic buildings working for London County Council in 1961/62, Robin spent 8 years with the London practice of Yorke Rosenberg and Mardall on a hospital programme before returning north to join Spence and Price where he has been a partner since 1975.

The practice handles a mixed range of work, tending towards the care of the historic fabric of rural settlements, churches, roofless castles and the occasional rarity - an early 18th century heather thatched cruck-framed barn, a delicately beautiful 1830s wrought-iron curvilinear glasshouse, the 17th century Clifford's Fort in the mouth of the Tyne and the grand 12th century St. Lawrence's Church, Warkworth.


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