Susie’s main role is to develop a Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) for Bridgend, Perth with the aim of improving the area’s physical appearance by enhancing its unique features.
Susie graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow before completing a Masters in Architectural Conservation at the University of Edinburgh and a Postgraduate Certificate in Heritage Management from the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage. She has been working in the built heritage sector for over 15 years with her past employers including Simpson & Brown Architects in Edinburgh, Giles Quarme & Associates in London, Historic Scotland and RCAHMS. For the past 8 years Susie has been working exclusively on heritage-led urban regeneration projects throughout Scotland, focussing on Conservation Areas displaying particular social or economic need.
The Bridgend CARS will plan to: repair and restore the area’s important historic buildings; improve the public realm; reinstate traditional shopfronts; and help local people learn more about their heritage or carry out training in the use of traditional building techniques with a view to creating a high-quality urban environment.
Susie works two days a week.