Two of the main international experts on structural engineering and conservation discuss the evolution of domes in history, from the Pantheon to St Paul’s Cathedral. A fascinating insight in the inner life of some of our most famous and loved monuments.
Giorgio Croci is Professor of Structural Engineering at the Universita’ La Sapienza, Rome. He is one of the leading world authorities on the preservation and conservation of monuments and sites, having been involved in works and studies on the Colosseum, Saint Sofia in Istanbul, the Tower of Pisa, the Pyramids, to mention but a few.
He was awarded the Great Silver Medal by the Academie d’Architecture in Paris as a personality who internationally contributed to the safeguard of architectural heritage in the world. He is a member of the UNESCO standing committee for the preservation of the Temples of Angkor (Cambodia).
Alan Baxter is an engineer by origin, founder of the eponymous practice, specialised in Engineering, Urbanism and Conservation. In addition to his involvement in urban design and masterplanning projects, he and the firm are responsible for the engineering of new buildings of architectural significance as well as the sensitive repair and adaptation of a vast range of historic buildings, from Salisbury Cathedral to Paddington Station, from Tate Britain to Lincoln Castle. He and his colleagues have written Conservation Plans for many nationally important buildings.
He serves on the London Advisory Committee of English Heritage and on their national Urban Panel.