Jocelyn Cunliffe

Jocelyn became involved in the voluntary sector in the 1970s when she became a member of the Cases Panel of the Scottish Georgian Society, now the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland (AHSS), commenting on planning and listed building consent applications.

Joycelyn studied architecture at Edinburgh University (1970-76). During her final year at university she carried out research into the architect William Burn’s early professional practice in Edinburgh and her interest in architectural history has continued throughout her career.

Jocelyn joined T M Gray & Associates in 1976 becoming an associate in 1979 and a partner in 1987.  The Practice was renamed Gray, Marshall & Associates in 1986. Jocelyn has carried out architectural history research and investigated and written accounts of many of the practice’s historic building projects while also being responsible for numerous conservation projects.

Jocelyn is a Conservation Accreditation Architect, accredited to advanced level, formerly Level A (highest possible), in the RIAS Conservation Accreditation Scheme. She is a Member of the RIAS Conservation Committee and Chair since February 2009. Jocelyn became involved in the voluntary sector in the 1970s when she became a member of the Cases Panel of the Scottish Georgian Society, now the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland (AHSS), commenting on planning and listed building consent applications. She has been a committee member of the AHSS Forth & Borders Group of the Society since 1980, Convener of Forth & Borders Group between 1999 – 2011 and group representative on AHSS National Council during that time.

Jocelyn was a member of the Conservation Panel of Edinburgh Old Town Renewal Trust, 1992 – 99, and a Technical Adviser to Edinburgh World Heritage Trust Grants Committee, 1999-2004.  She is a Trustee of the Mansfield Traquair Trust, since 1997, and a Trustee of the Glasite Meeting House Trust, since August 2008.  She is a member of Women in Property, Central Scotland Branch, and was Chairman (1998-99), Membership Secretary (1997-98) and a Committee Member (1995-2000). She is also a Member of the Association for Project Safety and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Her professional work has been varied including the restoration of General Register House, with accommodation for the Scottish Family History Centre, the renewal of the copper cladding on the domes of the Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, the conservation of the Cathedral of The Isles, Millport, church restoration projects and HLF funded Townscape Heritage Initiative projects in Hawick, Alloa and Dunbar.

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