The Trust is very pleased to announce that Holly Cooper will be working with us over the coming months, helping with the architectural aspects of the project.
After leaving her home county of Cornwall to study at Canterbury School of Architecture, Holly graduated with a high 2:1 during the summer of 2014. Following two successful years in an architectural practice, developing skills in all aspects of Architecture and working within a small and specialised team, she then returned to education, undertaking her Masters in Architecture at the University of Kent. Her rural background has led to a passion for conservation and historic architecture, which is being carried forward in the form of a dissertation during her final year of study, that focuses on changing attitudes in conservation. This research will utilise the remains of Archbishops Palace within the historic village of Otford as a case study for the paper, which aims to address the current stance and policy dealing with historic structures at risk, whilst providing an insight on methods within the field to ensure that they survive for the children of the future.