Historic Building and Monument Care Historic Building and Monument Care

A brief biographical note

Michael O'Connor on the scaffold
On top of the St Benedict war memorial
in the city of Lincoln 

Michael O'Connor has more than thirty years experience in the conservation of historic buildings as craftsman, manager and consultant.

Following an initial grounding in engineering, Michael went on to a formal arts education before training as a stonemason at York Minster in the 1970s. Subsequently he worked with the National Trust, English Heritage and on many secular and ecclesiastical monuments and historic architectural sites. For fifteen years he was instrumental in developing the renowned conservation department at Lincoln Cathedral, overseeing a range of prestigious projects before going on to establish a private consulting and practical conservation business. He graduated in 1998 with a doctorate in the ethical development and methodology of architectural conservation.

A word about the association

All skilled persons associated with Historic Building and Monument Care are of the highest calibre of craftsmanship. Carefully selected personnel range from being traditionally trained in constructional skills to those educated in state of the art conservation techniques. Emphasis is placed on maintaining current knowledge and thinking in the field of historic building care and contact is maintained with individuals and institutions in related fields, with an eye on contemporary research and development.

Sample of client portfolio
 
  • City of Lincoln Council
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • St Barnabas Church Pimlico
  • St Catharine's Church Chipping Campden
  • Abha Narain Lambah Associates (Mumbai)
  • The Bombay Collaborative (Mumbai)
  • Trinity Church Mobile Alabama (USA)
  • Dean and Chapter of Canterbury
  • Dean and Chapter of Lincoln
  • Chatham Historic Naval Dockyard
  • Purcell Miller Tritton Architects
  • John Shaw Lettering Design (Lincolnsire)
  • The Morton Partnership Ltd (Structural Engineers London)
  • Tipperary Town Council (Ireland)
 
Many contracts have been carried out in conjunction with a variety of city and county councils, parochial church councils (PCCs), cathedral authorities, English Heritage and sundry other bodies at home and abroad.
 

 
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