The IHBC is delighted to announce the judge for the 2016 IHBC Gus Astley Student Awards as David Trench CBE FCIOB, one of the UK’s leading project managers, who is also a co-founder and chair of Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki.
IHBC Chair James Caird said: ‘We are very pleased to have David Trench act as this year’s judge for our annual Gus Astley Student Awards. His background in project management fits well with the IHBC’s own agenda to promote the historic environment as a driver for urban and rural regeneration.’
‘Our awards celebrate excellence in extended studies by under-graduate and post-graduate UK conservation students. And while David may not be a familiar face in conservation fields, his legacy work on challenging landmark buildings such as the British Library and the Millennium Dome means he will be well prepared for the challenges of being our Awards judge for 2016.’
David Trench said: ‘It will be a great honour for me to judge the 2016 Gus Astley Student Award.’
‘The award is open to outstanding items of taught-coursework, and encourages the promotion of best practice, raises standards, and helps those in the early stages of their careers.’
‘As chairman of the knowledge-sharing platform Designing Buildings Wiki, these are all themes that are very close to my heart. I look forward to learning more about developments in historic environment conservation and know from previous years’ awards that I should expect the standard of submissions to be very high.’
DBW writes of David Trench:
The many projects he has delivered successfully include the construction of the Millennium Dome, completion of the British Library and the redevelopment of Ascot Racecourse.
David was a founding Director of Trench Farrow, acquired by WYG in 2006. In 2004 he founded C P Recoveries Ltd (CPR) which provides strategic project management for major construction projects. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building.
David is Co-founder and Chairman of Designing Buildings Wiki