Richard Stocking is Faithful+Gould’s First Full Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation

Danielle Wynn
The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is the UK’s lead professional body for built and historic environment managers and practitioners working for the conservation, care, regeneration and future of our places. The IHBC supports and regulates standards, promotes elective protection and enhancement, and encourages heritage-led regeneration and access for all.

Richard, Associate Director within Faithful+Gould is passionate about constructive conservation. Since his early beginnings studying archaeology and first job at an auctioneer he has enthused over historic artefacts and properties, learning the stories that lie within to gain a true understanding of their historical significance.

Richard is renowned amongst colleagues and clients for his infectious enthusiasm and ability to illuminate the hidden story and history of the buildings he works. Richard uses his informed understanding and appreciation of what and why a building is of importance when making educated conservation decisions. Richard has recently been active in the conservation of some of England’s most important modernist architecture and is currently helping to pioneer concrete conservation techniques ahead of a series of repairs to be implemented in early 2018, regarded by some as the largest conservation concrete repairs to be undertaken in England, if not the UK.

On receiving his new membership, Richard comments “I am absolutely thrilled to become recognised as a full member of IHBC, not only does it provide recognition for me and the work I do, but also for my growing conservation team at Faithful+Gould. I’ve been lucky enough to work on some amazing projects from a c1805 Napoleonic Fortress, 1960’s theatres, an array of heritage assets on the Crossrail project and a number of period houses, buildings and castles (Wakehurst Place, Royal Botanic Kew Gardens, SOAS University to name just a few). I feel privileged to work on the projects I do, to gain recognition from a distinguished institute as the IHBC shows we are leading & helping others to preserve our heritage for future generations to come.”

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