My placement brings me to Chester, perhaps one of the more beautiful cities in England, at a practice called Donald Insall Associates. A Practice nationally recognised as being one of the best in the business when it comes to dealing with historical architecture and conservation. In fact, the practice is proud to have won more than 180 awards for its work, including 29 Civic Trust Awards, 10 RIBA Awards and 20 RICS Awards.
So far I am thoroughly enjoying my placement, working on different projects, across different sectors, differing scales and buildings at different stages of their very existence, from planning, through to construction all the way through to repairs 300 years after originally completed.
I have always been interested in sensitive design and I think a big part of that is working with the existing and the surroundings. This is something I feel this practice does incredibly well. To find out more, why not have a look for yourself?