In turn, he holds an innately unique understanding of the built environment which strengthens his approach to the assessment of opportunities and constraints in regard to heritage assets.
Through persistence and dedication, this appreciation to our surroundings has now been coupled with taught knowledge in the history of building, its surroundings, fabric and uses. Consequently, Hugo brings an alternative research-led approach which incorporates deep thinking. Equipped with this mindset Hugo works with the Built Heritage and Townscape Team on a diverse range of projects.
Hugo joined Iceni in 2021 for his placement as part of his Master of Studies in Building History from the University of Cambridge and is now a consultant within the team. He also holds a degree in Archaeology (BA Hons) from the University of York which provides greater awareness and consideration when assessing the built and unbuilt environment.
Away from the world of heritage, Hugo used to work for international charities, such a Cancer Research UK, and is equipped with a strong entrepreneurial focused project management skillset. Beside historic buildings, Hugo has a keen interest in a variety of hobbies which include reading, photography, and running. To the displeasure of those he lives, Hugo is a keenly hopeful, yet truly awful ‘pianist’.