Last Updated on July 14, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that Matthew Stearn, Architect and Partner at Whitworth, has received conservation accreditation from the RIBA. His details can now be found on RIBA’s list of Conservation Architects.

This is an exciting announcement for both Matthew and the firm, as there are very few RIBA-accredited Conservation Architects in the area. This allows the practice to continue to develop further our established reputation within the conservation sector.

The Conservation Register is open to any ARB (Architects Registration Board)-registered architect who undertakes to work to international standards of conservation, and who can demonstrate that they have the appropriate level of competence in specialist skill areas detailed in the current specified education and training guidelines.

A Conservation Architect (CA) is able to demonstrate depth of understanding of conservation practice, principles and philosophy, and to guide and take responsibility for others whilst understanding when further specialist guidance is required. The accreditation is valid for five years before the architect can apply for re-accreditation; this is to provide clients and statutory bodies with the assurance that accredited architects are current in their understanding of conservation policy and practice.

Find out more about our conservation architecture.

This is an archived post, so for the latest on our certifications and an explanation of building conservation accreditation, see our accreditations page here.