This morning, Principal Director John Robertson gave a talk for the 20th Century Society on JRA’s Grade II listed retrofit project, Great Arthur House. John addressed around 30 international conservators who are working on C20 building projects that have received grants from the Getty Foundation’s ‘Keeping it Modern’ programme, to explain the technical challenges of recladding the apartment building with tenants in situ.
John’s talk followed an introduction to the Golden Lane Estate by Greg Penoyre, Senior Partner of Penoyre & Prasad. The presentations took place on the estate, giving the audience insight into the scale and construction of the project, which is currently on site.
The 20th Century Society is a group established to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in Britain from 1914 onwards. They host a regular programme of events for members and the general public. The Getty Foundation supports individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world, their Keeping it Modern grants are an international initiative that supports architectural conservation with a focus on important buildings of the twentieth century.