Hirst Architecture is led by Anna Webster who is an accredited Conservation Architect specialising in the repair, adaptation and reuse of historic buildings. She holds a firm belief in the potential of the built environment to affect positive change and is committed to minimising waste and supporting planetary health.
With over 10 years’ industry experience, Anna has led on a wide range of community, arts and residential projects across all stages from concept to completion. Supported by our in-house team of specialist conservators, Anna is well-placed to provide robust and holistic solutions to the design challenges presented by historic buildings.
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Design services across all RIBA stages
Site visits and condition assessments
Building Control Support
Principal Designer Role
Notable Projects Include:
Roxburgh Church: Planning permission and listed building consent has recently been granted for this Grade B listed residential church conversion project in the Scottish Borders;
The Observer Building: While working for IF_DO, Anna led the conversion of the former Observer Building print works into a 4,000sqm mixed-use community facility for White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures in Hastings;
The Great Frog: Refurbishment and extension of a Grade II listed shop for the Great Frog jewelry makers in Soho combining workshops, office and retail space into a single premises. Working with Webb Yates Engineers (formerly Interrobang) Anna led the project from planning through to completion;
Ilford Market: A community food market and hydroponic farm in Ilford town centre, designed using circular economy principles so that the entire building and its assets could be dismantled, adapted and reconstructed. With Webb Yates Engineers Anna achieved planning permission and developed the project for tender;
EartH: The transformation of an abandoned art-deco ABC Cinema into a new performing arts centre for Village Underground in East London. With Webb Yates Engineers Anna led the project from concept to completion on site.
NKAbom House: A shortlisted design entry for NKA Foundation’s architecture competition, this prototypical house in rural Ghana was built by local crafts people and international volunteers using rammed earth and reused plastics.