wed16octAll DayFeaturedStudy Day: Understanding Stone Cantilevered Stairs(All Day: wednesday) Portico Rooms, Somerset House, London, WC2R 1LABook now

Event Details

All day (including lunch and refreshments). Doors open at 9am, lectures begin at 9.30am.

The Georgian Group is holding a Study Day at Somerset House which will explore how Stone Cantilevered Stairs are a characteristic feature of Georgian architecture. The day is aimed at owners and custodians of buildings containing stone cantilevered stairs, and architects, surveyors and structural engineers involved in the repair of existing stairs or the construction of new ones.

The Study Day will cover the subject within three broad areas:
History: The origins and development of stone cantilevered stairs and their importance to Georgian architecture
Structure: Why they work and how they are built
Repairs: What can go wrong, common problems and how they can be repaired

Russell Taylor: Principal of Russell Taylor Architects, an architect in the Classical tradition who has made a special study of the subject
Sam Price: Founding Partner of Price and Myers, the leading structural engineer on stone cantilevered stairs, the author of several articles on the subject
Helen Rogers: Engineer at Price and Myers, a specialist engineer and lecturer on stone cantilevered stairs
Adam Stone: Managing Director of Chichester Stoneworks, a masonry contractor with wide experience in stone design, not least in cantilevered stairs, several of which have won awards

This event is open to all (members and non-members)

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking


All Day (Wednesday)


Portico Rooms, Somerset House

London, WC2R 1LA

Get tickets for this event

Book now