Stephen Rickards

Mr Stephen Rickards DipCons(AA), PGCHE, ARPS

Senior Lecturer in Building Surveying

Key details

Mr Stephen Rickards

Senior Lecturer in Building Surveying


Stephen Rickards FRICS IHBC is a Chartered Building Surveyor and an RICS Certified Historic Building Professional trained at the College of Estate Management and the Architectural Association. He ran his own professional practice focused on heritage buildings from 1991 and joined University of Greenwich in 2014. He was an Associate Tutor at CEM from 1991 - 2013, contributing to the RICS PGDip/MSc Conservation of the Historic Environment. His qualifications include: FRICS IHBC FHEA. He is a founder member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Conservation Forum and more recently a Board Member of the RICS Building Surveying Professional Group.

Notable projects include managing conservation work in Chatham Historic Dockyard, which was commended by the Civic Trust; and leading the restoration of Priors Farmhouse, which won a Conservation Design Award.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer in Building Surveying
  • Programme Leader for new BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying
  • Module Leader

Awards

  • Shortlisted for Georgian Group Architectural Award for restoration of Boones Chapel, 2008
  • Bromley Conservation Design Award for restoration of Priors Farmhouse, 1999
  • Civic Trust Commendation for conservation repair projects in Chatham Historic Dockyard, 1987

Recognition

  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)
  • RICS Certified Historic Building Professional
  • Member, Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC)
  • Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS)
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Building conservation
  • Building pathology
  • Construction history
  • Construction technology
  • Fire safety

Recent publications

  • Rickards, S. (2011) Surveying Historic Buildings, Journal of Architectural Conservation, Vol 17 No 3, p101-102, Shaftesbury: Donhead
  • Rickards, S. (2007) Vertical Tile Hanging, The Building Conservation Directory 2007, Tisbury: Cathedral
  • Rickards, S. (2003) Survey and Repair of Traditional Buildings, Journal of Architectural Conservation, Vol 9 No 2, p92-93, Shaftesbury: Donhead
  • Rickards, S. (2001) Painting 37 Spital Square: historically sensitive colour work, SPAB News, Vol 22 No 2, p18-19, London: SPAB

Presentations

  • 'Listed Buildings', RICS Roadshow, 2013, Kent
  • 'Restoring fire damaged Listed buildings', CILA Technical Conference, 2010, Coventry
  • 'Conservation through the Maze', CILA Technical Conference, 2009, Coventry
  • 'Running a building repair contract', SPAB Technical Training, 2005, Chatham Historic Dockyard