BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA AABC
Jo has been director of our conservation office since 2006. She has extensive experience of conserving, restoring and renovating scheduled ancient monuments and listed buildings. Her work with Levitate includes the conservation of Sandsfoot Castle and the Old Farmhouse at West Pennard, successfully removing both from English Heritage’s Buildings at Risk Register.
Jo studied architecture at Sheffield University. Following her first degree she worked with English Heritage, then undertook an ICOMOS Summer Scholarship with the New York Landmarks in Manhattan. She completed her diploma at Oxford Brookes, winning a SPAB Lethaby Scholarship.
She then worked at Acanthus Ferguson Mann Architects in Bristol, becoming an associate and taking a repair project at the Royal West Academy from inception to completion. From 2004 she worked for Jonathan Rhind Architects, setting up its Taunton office and as a result making excellent contacts with local officials, consultants and contractors. During this time she started the refurbishment of the Grade 1 listed Whitestaunton Manor in Somerset, including the conservation and repair of its hammer beam roof.
Jo is the retained church architect for a number of significant churches in the South West, she sits on the Exeter Diocesan Advisory Committee and is a studio tutor for the final year of Diploma at Bath University.