Coventry’s Exemplar Post War Church Architecture


For our February meeting we have Architect Aidan Ridyard talking about “Coventry’s exemplar post war church architecture – Looking at the city’s exceptional legacy as part of the international movement to redefine a typology in post war Europe.”

Aidan Ridyard RIBA is an architect from the Midlands, who has spent his professional life studying the European tradition of church architecture; more recently he has been applying this to research into mid-century buildings closer to his home in Warwickshire.

Aidan is managing partner of Burrell Foley Fischer Architects, an award winning practice specialising in the design of contemporary buildings in historically sensitive environments. His refurbishment of the RSA’s Fellows areas within their Grade I listed headquarters was completed last year, and his remodelling of York’s riverfront Guildhall Complex is due for completion in 2021.

Aidan has been working with Coventry University since 2014 and designed the Alison Gingell building (Science & Health) on Whitefriars Lane. He is currently leading the design of their Civic Centre Campus proposals.

Aidan lives in Warwickshire and loves exploring Coventry’s remarkable architectural heritage.


The meeting is on Monday 10th February 2020 at 7.30 p.m. at the Shopfront Theatre, 38 City Arcade. CovSoc meetings are free for members. Guests and visitors are asked to make a contribution of £2 towards the cost of refreshments and room hire.

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