Architectural conservation

Description

The practice of recreating forms, features, shapes, compositions, and architectural techniques of past constructions in order to preserve them.

Alternative labels

architectural conservancy
architectural preservation
architectural maintenance
architecture conservation
architecture conservancy

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Architectural conservation is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Architectural conservation is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Archaeologist: Archaeologists research and study past civilisations and settlements through collecting and inspecting material remains. They analyse and draw conclusions on a wide array of matters such as hierarchy systems, linguistics, culture, and politics based on the study of objects, structures, fossils, relics, and artifacts left behind by these peoples. Archaeologists utilise various interdisciplinary methods such as stratigraphy, typology, 3D analysis, mathematics, and modelling.
Architecture lecturer: Architecture lecturers are subject professors, teachers, or lecturers who instruct students who have obtained an upper secondary education diploma in their own specialised field of study, architecture, which is predominantly academic in nature. They work with their university research assistants and university teaching assistants for the preparation of lectures and of exams, for grading papers and exams and for leading review and feedback sessions for the students. They also conduct academic research in their respective field of architecture, publish their findings and liaise with other university colleagues.
Architect: Architects investigate, design, and oversee the construction and development of buildings, urban spaces, infrastructure projects, and social spaces. They design in accordance with the surroundings and regulations applicable in specific geographic areas, taking into account factors that include function, aesthetics, costs, and public health and safety. They are aware of social contexts and environmental factors, which include the relationships between people and buildings, and buildings and the environment. They engage in multidisciplinary projects aimed at developing the social fabric of a geographic area and advancing in social urbanism projects. 
Urban planner: Urban planners create development plans for towns, urban areas, cities, and regions. They research the needs of the community or the region (economic, social, transport) and evaluate other parameters such as sustainability in order to present solid programs aimed at the improvement of the site.

 


 

References

  1. Architectural conservation – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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