About Sally Walker
Sally qualified as an architect in 1980 and has worked in primarily in the UK. She is an RIBA Conservation Accredited Architect and was a Research Fellow at The University of York from 1992 – 1997, developing studies on the performance of buildings and their affect on occupant productivity.
Sally has contributed to the Conservation Studies Masters Course in the Department of Archaeology at York University on the conservation of heritage and sustainability issues. In addition to her historic buildings expertise Sally has led the practice to achieve an exemplary standard in the design and construction of award winning, environmentally sustainable buildings that respect their context.
Increasing attention is being given to the impact of construction on the environment, and the need to respond to the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss - how can we take this into account when repurposing our historic buildings?
Naturally grown, breathable materials could be the key to converting historic farm buildings in a truly sensitive and sustainable way, using traditional techniques suitable for their long term preservation and use.