Curriculum Vitae


Russ Palmer has over 30 years’ experience working on historic buildings including
the Inspection and Repair of Churches, extensions, and alterations, and major
Church re-ordering schemes. He currently works for over 100 Anglican churches including 49 grade 1 and 39 grade 2* Listed.

Secular Work includes the ongoing inspection and repair of a Grade 1 Manor in East
Devon and various refurbishment projects to the estate buildings, the refurbishments
and alterations of a number of almshouses, 24 new almshouses, the repair of a
castle in Dorset, and several private Listed houses.

• 1975: Certificate in Architecture
• 1978: Diploma in Architecture
• 1980: Chartered member of the R.I.B.A. (Royal Institute British Architects)
• 1994: Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation
• 1995: Master of Arts in Architectural Conservation
• 2004: AABC Registration ( Architects Accredited in Building Conservation)

Previous Employment
• 1978-1981: Grenbourn Associates, Bracknell
• 1981- 1983: R. M. Challice and Son, Sidmouth
• 1983-2001: Senior Partner, R.M. Challice and Son, Sidmouth
• 2001-2005: Managing Director, Challice Architects, Sidmouth

Professional Bodies
• Member of the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association (EASA)
• Member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)
• Architect Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC)
• Panel Consultant to the Almshouse Association