A Conservation Boost

Jonathan Cerowski

A Conservation Boost

Cowan Architects has appointed specialist conservation and heritage architect, Jonathan Cerowski, to boost its existing credentials in this field and to meet the market need in the South East for out-of-London expertise.

Jonathan has an exemplary portfolio and background in conservation work having worked for several of the heritage market leaders and honed his talents on buildings and churches that are household names.

He first worked for Ptolemy Dean, known for his television role in the BBC’s ‘Restoration’ series, having impressed him with the quality of his watercolour sketches which have subsequently been used to achieve commissions and permissions for works to a range of public projects including at the Royal College of Music, the Palace of Westminster. and the Royal Courts of Justice. His residential experience includes a range of smaller listed or historically significant projects, as well as larger projects such as Blenheim Palace, Woburn Abbey and Garsington Manor. He extended his knowledge and range of conservation work from new interventions in a historic context to reconfiguring of historic buildings to repairs of historic building fabric. Most recently he has completed several sensitive repair projects at the Palace of Westminster. He’s also contributed to reports for an array of the National Trust and English Heritage projects and was the Project Architect for the conservation part of the Grade I listed Gibb’s façade at Bart’s Hospital, working with the acclaimed Steven Holl Architects.

His experience is international too having provided conservation advice recently to the Government of Trinidad & Tobago on the repair and adaptation of Stollmeyer’s Castle, one of ‘The Magnificent Seven’ mansion houses in the historic capital of Port of Spain. He has also recently undertaken a condition survey for the Commonwealth Wargraves Commission in France for a notable Edwin Lutyens-designed cemetery at Etaples.

He is well versed in both traditional and contemporary design and has successfully carried projects, ranging in style and scale, from inception through to completion.

He joins Cowan Architects from London-based heritage specialists, Donald Insall Associates, who are a market leading firm in the field of Conservation Architecture, where Jonathan gained accreditation from the AABC and the RIBA to the highest level, demonstrating his experience and capability for working on heritage assets.

“Jonathan is a welcome addition to Cowan Architects, bring a wealth of high profile, quality experience to front the team”

says Managing Director, Phillip Mumford.

“With good experience in both churches and residential projects of the calibre of Woburn Abbey, I am looking forward to helping Cowan’s heritage clients unlock the opportunities available to them by navigating the constraints in the process and facilitating the best outcome for all stakeholders”

says Jonathan.