Geoffrey Holland

Director

Dip Arch Dip Conservation Studies AABC IHBC RIBA

Geoffrey is an architect and historic buildings consultant with a passion for conserving and enhancing the historic built environment through careful conservation and sensitive development. He has extensive experience in providing specialist advice to or personally running a large number and variety of conservation based projects.

Geoffrey initially qualified and worked in Liverpool in private architectural practices and also a local authority’s planning department. He worked for Ken Martin who was one of the few voices championing the creative use of redundant and historic buildings in the 1970’s and who inspired Geoffrey’s passion for Building Conservation.

Geoffrey later moved to York and has remained since completing his post graduate diploma in Conservation Studies at the York University Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies. He joined Martin Stancliffe Architects in 1984 and the firm grew to become one of the country’s leading practices in the field of building conservation, repair and restoration. He was appointed as a director of the firm in 1994. Geoffrey went on to establish his own practice in 2009 and soon after joined forces with Kenny Brown with whom he had worked previously for many years to form Holland Brown Architects.

He has been an Accredited Architect in Building Conservation (AABC) since 1999 and is a membership assessor. Geoffrey has also been a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) for many years and is an approved Architect for five northern dioceses.

Most recently, Geoffrey was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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