For the month of November, ByrneLooby are showcasing their expertise in Conservation; highlighting their experience, team and wide range of projects.
Meet Sinclair Johnston..
Sinclair was the Founding Partner/Director of Sinclair Johnston & Partners Consulting Engineers and is now a Consultant at successor practice ByrneLooby. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Queen’s University in Belfast, Sinclair is now studying a Master’s in Historic Building Conservation at Oxford Brookes University. With now 49 years’ experience of structural design to new and existing buildings including historic buildings, ancient monuments and conservation work, Sinclair has built up a vast amount of experience in the preparation of expert evidence for litigation and the assessment of listed buildings for planning applications and appeals.
Sinclair is a Trustee of the Forest of Dean Buildings Preservation Trust and specialist structural advisor to the Diocese of London and the Diocese of Gloucester. Throughout his career, Sinclair’s clients have included the City of Westminster, Bedford Estates, Diocese of London, Lord Chancellor’s Department, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital & London NHS Trust, The Crown Estates, The Portman Estates, The Church Commissioners and numerous public and commercial organisations and private owners.
He is a member of the Ecclesiastical Architects & Surveyors Association (EASA), the Pyramus and Thisbe Club for party wall surveyors and a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers.
Sinclair has spent several years lecturing at Oxford, Oxford Brooks and Reading Universities, to the RICS, SPAB and the Diocese of Gloucester and Chichester. He is a member of the Design Review Panel of the Georgian Group and has appeared on BBC London News and Sky News with opinions on structural failures to the Apollo Theatre and the stability of London’s Hammersmith Bridge.
He is a CARE accredited Conservation Engineer and continues to help lead the Conservation division at ByrneLooby London.