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Daniel Waugh (MSc)

Architectural Conservation 2010

Daniel began working in the architecture industry in a private practice in 1988. He held a junior position working on accounts specialising in the leisure industry such as pubs, hotels, nightclubs and bars. He often worked on buildings of historic interest and began to appreciate the heritage as a result. During his time at the company, Daniel worked his way up the ranks and eventually became a director.

In 2001, Daniel moved on and set up his own practice with the intention of undertaking more heritage work. Once the business was established, he commenced on the MSc Architectural Conservation at UCLan and since completing the course, also works as a heritage consultant.

It was Daniel’s personal passion for the subject and a desire to further his knowledge which led him to study for the MSc. Speaking about his reasons for applying to UCLan, Daniel said: “I was keen to obtain academic credibility for a subject so closely linked to the projects I work on. The course had an enormously positive commercial impact on my business and continues to do so.”


"Simply, the more you put in, the more you take out and it can be very rewarding if you're prepared to work hard and learn."


He continued: “Personally, a post graduate qualification has given me an enormous amount of confidence and I feel empowered by the knowledge I’ve gained. I found the subject fascinating and learnt a great deal. I also found the 2 lecturers very well informed and talented. I have very fond memories of the whole experience.”

As a direct result of the course at UCLan Daniel is working on the types of projects he has always been passionate about and working for the sort of client he’s always wanted to work for. In addition to this, in 2011 he received an award for the best building renovation from the Chester Civic Trust.

Summing up his thoughts about his time at UCLan, Daniel said: “Simply, the more you put in, the more you take out and it can be very rewarding if you're prepared to work hard and learn.”