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Tom Davies

PhD Fellow

Institute of Architecture

I am working with developing existing approaches to post-war Brutalist architecture and its stakeholders through securing long-term futures for sites and buildings and the people who live and work there.  This will be achieved through developing new approaches to designation and conservation of buildings and placing stakeholders centre stage to ensure continued engagement and use.   This work finds its roots in my professional work as a heritage consultant and an MSc in Built Environment: sustainable heritage management at The Bartlett's Institute for Sustainable Heritage. 

I have broad insight into differing approaches to cultural heritage management, the success of which I believe hinges upon considering heritage as part of today’s society and development, to be both cared for and used effectively. This offers the best way to communicate and gain a broader understanding and appreciation of cultural values for society allowing us to utilise, develop and take care of our heritage for the future. 

At Arcadis Consulting I was employed as Senior Heritage Consultant on a variety of multidisciplinary EIA based projects, National Infrastructure Projects and provided heritage lead for a large garden city scheme in the South of England. Over the past year I have also provided built heritage consultancy for the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate for the Dokiver project, developing historic building recording methods for energy buildings.

Other recent work includes providing consultancy for a competition for the redevelopment of Standard Cable and Telephone, one Oslo’s most important 20th century industry employers, publishing a book about the John Roan School, South London, providing heritage consultancy for the station at Irun, North Spain and organising the Sofienberg 'Heritage and Community' Festival in our district of Sofienberg, Oslo.





  • Architectural History
  • Building Heritage
  • Cities
  • Large Scale Architecture
  • Public Space and Parks