Hugh Petter’s Lecture at the ICAA’s ‘Enduring Places’ Conference

November 24, 2023

ADAM Director Hugh Petter presented a lecture on the design and delivery of affordable housing as part of legacy development projects such as Nansledan, Newquay with the Duchy of Cornwall, and Park View, Woodstock with the Blenheim Estate. The talk, which took place in Charleston South Carolina, formed part of ‘Enduring Places’, the first National Conference organised by The Institute of Classical Architecture in America, held in partnership with the Historic Charleston Foundation. The conference focused on themes of craftsmanship, preservation, and sustainability, and featured lectures and panel discussions led by renowned practitioners, film screenings and site visits that offered deeper explorations of Charleston’s legacy of architecture, design, and preservation, and tours of new projects that support thoughtful and contextual growth.

Hugh Petter commented, ‘It was an honour to be invited to Charleston to speak in such distinguished company on this vital subject. It was a privilege to be able to share some of what we have learned from our own project work with colleagues in America, in particular how greater landowner control over the delivery of development can improve both social and economic outcomes. The received wisdom on such matters is badly flawed and we aim to lead by example to show that there is a better way to the benefit of all.’

Read more about this conference on the ICAA's website.