Brian O'Callaghan is an architectural historian and specialist in historic buildings and areas. He has worked as a conservation officer for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead preparing conservation area appraisals, guidance for owners of listed buildings and a catalogue of historic farm buildings.

Brian has an MSc with Distinction in Building Conservation from the University of York.  His PhD (University of Manchester) was on the subject of English Medieval Parish Church Spires.  He has published articles on medieval architecture and sculpture.

He was Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Reading for sixteen years until 2009.

Brian works with clients and architects to produce Heritage Statements to establish the significance of historic buildings and to evaluate the impact of new development on historic fabric.  His particular skills lie in understanding the development of historic buildings, researching the history of restoration and producing high quality outputs in a timely manner.

Brian is also an expert in the field of Adult and Professional Education.  He was Head of the School of Continuing Education at the University of Reading and Head of Education and Lifelong Learning at the Royal Town Planning Institute from 2009 to 2013.  He is a member of the Education and Standards Committee of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).

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JP, BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, IHBC, FHEA

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Telephone:  0118 969 2132