An architect with a Bury St Edmunds practice has become one of only 100 nationally accredited conservation specialists in the country.
Sarah-Jane Stebbing from John Stebbing Architects, based in Whiting Street, has been admitted to the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) register of conservation architects, and is the second person to be awarded the qualification in Suffolk.
A director of the Bury firm she completed two years of specialist training at the Architectural Association in London, gaining insight into maintenance and adaptation work to some of the UK’s most historic buildings as well as approaches to design and building work on timber frame, Georgian and Victorian houses.
She is architect to several grade I listed churches she is managing the restoration and conservation of part of the Grade II listed Bury railway station.
She said: “I look forward to the opportunity to further expand our practice’s experience working in the historic built environment. The best thing about our work is the diversity of client requirements, the type of building and scale of project. Whether it is grade I churches or grade II houses I really enjoy working with people and helping them get the best out of their projects.”