2024 Civic Trust Awards

On Friday Dearbhail attend the 2024 Civic Trust Awards held at The Concorde Conference Centre, Altringham. The Civic Trust Awards was established in 1959 to recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment. In 2014 the AABC Conservation Award was established and awarded…

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Repair and Conservation of Historic Concrete, Building Conservation Masterclasses at West Dean College

Back in sunnier months, practice director Dearbhail Keating was back at West Dean College of Arts, Design, Crafts and Conservation to gain insight into Repair and Conservation of Historic Concrete. Conservation of concrete is becoming more and more relevant as the buildings of the past…

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Bilbao City Break + How To Achieve More with Less

During a recent city break to Bilbao, in North Spain, it was not only the jaw dropping Guggenheim Museum which drew attention of JCA architect Rich Cater. Heading east along the Nervión River bank footpath leads you to what can be described as a complete…

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John Coward Architects Ltd Achieves Cyber Essentials Certification

After another successful audit by our Cyber Security Consultants (Intec Cyber), John Coward Architects Ltd have received Cyber Essentials Certification for 2023-24. Cyber Essentials is a UK government backed scheme, supported by the National Cyber Security Centre which is a set of basic technical controls…

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JCA and supporting students

Over the last couple of years JCA Ltd have had the pleasure of working with a range of students promoting architecture and design.  These ranged from primary school students to university students. JCA hosted Crosthwaite school year 5’s in a visit to the office to…

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Will & Claudia are now Chartered Architectural Technologists

A huge Congratulations to Will Norris & Claudia Bland who are now Chartered Architectural Technologists with the Charted Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). Will & Claudia are an integral part of the technical team here at JCA Ltd and this was the next step in…

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Rookhow : Conservation Approach & Application

Rookhow is a Friends Meeting House in the Rusland Valley, set within 12 acres of ancient woodland. The building was constructed in 1725 and is Grade II* listed. Today it still serves as a place of meeting for local and visiting Quakers from across the…

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Conservation and Repair of Plasters and Renders, the first of ten Building Conservation Masterclasses at West Dean College

At the end of May 2023, Dearbhail attended the first of ten Building Conservation Masterclasses at West Dean College in West Sussex. This was the practical element of the Conservation and Repair of Plasters and Renders module. In the weeks leading up to the practical…

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Updating our Practical Building Conservation Knowledge

Practice Director and conservation Architect Dearbhail Keating has recently signed up to the Professional Development Diploma in Historic Building Conservation and Repair at West Dean College in Sussex.   The Diploma will see Dearbhail travel to Sussex to complete 10 modules in practical building conservation….

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Quinquennial inspections: why they are so important

Practice director Mike Darwell discusses the importance of the church quinquennial inspection and why a thorough inspection and well written report are vital for those responsible for the upkeep of church buildings. JCA are inspecting architects at over 70 churches across the north of England…

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