|3 Mar 2023||12:00-13:00||West Lodge at Downing College Downing College Cambridge CB2 1AA|
Please join us to hear Ross Sharpe speak on his experience as an architect ‘From Scroope Terrace to Stone Triglyphs’.
This seminar is offered in person and online on zoom by registration.
Ross Sharpe is the Director of Yiangou Architects (https://yiangou.com/) based in Cirencester, the capital of the Cotswolds.
Ross Sharpe is a British architect with office bases in the City of Bath and in Cirencester, in the Cotswolds. He qualified in 1996, having studied at The Mackintosh School and at Cambridge University, where he was awarded a scholarship to study architectural history, and where he later won his College’s prize in the first architectural diploma. Ross Sharpe’s Masters Thesis was on Scottish Neoclassicism, a subject which has continued to fascinate him. It was in these student years that he became acutely aware of the need to understand and represent the idea of tradition, whilst also respecting the prevailing modernist discourse.
After university, Ross Sharpe continued to train in both modernist and traditional practices; a major factor in his desire to maintain a strong interest and ability in both traditional and modernist design. Ross strongly believes that all projects have a unique set of circumstances which inform the design process. He also believes that some historic environments are too complete and resonant, or conversely too fragile and intangible, to be compromised by the over-strident application of a modernist aesthetic; in other cases, Ross believes an honest application of functionality of design is both respectful and appropriate.