HPA Director Zoe Hooton Approved to join Diocese of Carlisle list of Architects
Zoe has been involved with the Diocese of Blackburn for a number of years with particular recent involvement with St Oswalds, Warton where extensive Chancel repairs were required. Zoe’s expertise in Church Architecture has enabled her to advise Churches on successful grant applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund, Government grant schemes. She has also participated in the Arts Council funded Empowering Design Practices events, which researches how community led design can help empower those who look after historic places of worship, to create more open and vibrant and sustainable places.
To expand upon her practical knowledge Zoe gained an additional Masters in the Conservation of Historic Environment at Birmingham City University last year. Her extensive and thorough work on ecclesiastical and listed buildings throughout Lancashire and Cumbria has led to this approval.