Who we are

We are a forum for all professionals working in the field of architectural conservation. Our current membership of more than 350 includes architects, surveyors, engineers, conservators, scientists, archaeologists, building performance experts, historians, government advisors, property and estate managers, and many other professionals.

We look at issues involving all types and periods of significant buildings, monuments, and landscapes. ASCHB also maintains close links with other organisations, such as English Heritage, the SPAB, IHBC, EASA and COTAC.

What we do

ASCHB was formed in 1968 by the staff and students of the Institute of Archaeology’s diploma course in building conservation to encourage the free exchange of ideas and experiences based on what really happens in the field.

We do this by regular meetings, lectures and discussions, site visits, and once a year a conference covering a topic of special interest. Most lectures and meetings are held in London, but local meetings of the Association may be organised by convenors in other parts of the country.

ASCHB is not a pressure group, and we do not campaign.

President: Michael Beare

General Editor of ASCHB Transactions: John Hudson

ASCHB Committee 2023-24

Chairman: Sherry Bates
Honorary Secretary: Jackie Heath
Honorary Treasurer: Karen Butti
Membership Secretaries: Robyn Pender, Alexandra di Valmarana
Website Editor: Jean Letherby
ASCHB-North Convenor:
Paul Beckett
Members: Keri Dearmer, Anthony Fensome, John Hudson, Diana Rowsell, Matthew Williams, Richard Woolf, Charles Wagner.