Tuesday, 15 July 2014

New Open Access research paper on the potential for reconfiguration of the highly resilient traditional Nightingale hospital ward published in Building Research and Information: "Functional recovery of a resilient hospital type" C.Alan Short, Catherine Noakes, Carl Gilkeson and Alistair Fair, see link http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2014.926605
Lord Krebs cites the Short led, EPSRC funded, Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) DeDeRHECC study findings on the poor current resilience of the NHS acute hospital estate to climate change in the latest report of the Adaptation Sub-committee of the UK Government Climate Change Committee released 9th July 2014. The findings are covered in the Daily Telegraph and Times newspapers, BBC breakfast News. Prof. Short was interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridge all on 9th July.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

2014 Geddes Visiting Fellowship for Prof. Alan Short at Edinburgh University

Edinburgh University has conferred the 2014 Geddes Visiting Fellowship on Prof. Alan Short. Alan will give a public lecture in the University on 31st March 2014.

Friday, 28 February 2014

George Collins Fellowship 2014 of the Society of Architectural Historians for Prof. Alan Short

Our Principal, Prof. C. Alan Short, is to be made the 2014 George Collins Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians. The Fellowship will be presented to him at the Society's Awards ceremony in Austin, Texas, during its Annual Conference in April this year. He will speak on the environmental design of the original buildings and schemes for the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The paper is entitled  'The recovery of natural hospital environments: Billings and Folsom'

21 Arlington Street achieves practical completion January 2014

Our project at 21 Arlington Street next door to the Ritz Hotel, to refurbish the eighteenth century brick vaulted cellars below Leoni's Neo-Palladian mansion, is complete. Seven light and airy office spaces with all supporting accommodation have been created. New brick cross-vaulted openings interconnecting existing spaces have been inserted.  A highly crafted oak and wenge front door has been installed in a new brick vaulted opening with a new Portland stone spiral stair sunk into the Forecourt give the cellars their own independent entrance.