Paul BedfordSince completing the SPAB scholarship in 1982 I have enjoyed 30+ years experience furthering knowledge and gaining contacts in the South West of England through my work on historic buildings and landscapes; in particular the production of modern architecture and design complementary to these settings.
During a 2-year sabbatical from 1994 to 1996 I worked as a project manager for UNESCO in Zanzibar’s Stone Town coordinating the hands-on building conservation skills training of 15 young tradespeople; the project undertook the major repair and rehabilitation of one of the town’s 19thC royal residences.
I have worked on a wide range of building restoration projects from small private houses to major college and public buildings. As one of English Heritage's Commissioned Architects I was one of their team monitoring grant-aided restoration projects.
Since 1987 I’ve served on the National Technical Panel of the Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and as a committee member of the Devon Earth Building Association for the last 25 years have helped extend the knowledge, understanding and appropriate repair of cob buildings.
Nestled in hills wrapped around by the sea, this place gives me ample opportunity for exercise and fun, cycling and swimming; if I can cycle to the sea, all the better.