Heritage Buildings and Historic Conservation
Some of the most challenging projects any architect can undertake are those involving work on historic buildings or on nearby sites, which are often subject to specific Planning and Heritage Laws and can pose unique challenges and risks. This not only requires knowledge of the statutory systems, but an understanding and discernment of the values and significance of built heritage, which with design excellence can make the most of a site’s heritage and architectural potential.
Godel Architects offer a specialist heritage design and advice service for listed and historic sites and for those situated near them, headed up by Chartered Architect Paulina McNee. She is the only Architect in Jersey with a master’s degree in Historic Conservation (for which she was awarded a Distinction), having studied architectural history at Oxford University and historic conservation theory and practice of at Oxford Brookes University. This, alongside her proven track record as a highly skilled design architect make her uniquely qualified to design schemes on and near historic sites, as well as to provide Heritage Impact Assessments, and to offer conservation and design advice to other individuals and practices.
Paulina is registered with the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and is a member of The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).