Sir Donald Insall

Founder, Consultant

Architect and Planner, Founder, Donald Insall Associates Ltd
Founded Practice 1958 (Chairman 1958 – 1998)

Appointments include:

Member of UK Council, the International Council on Monuments and Sites.
Member Advisory/Fabric Committees, Westminster Abbey, and now Southwark and Canterbury Cathedrals.Member of Architectural Advisory Committee, the World Monuments Fund (UK).
Vice President (1994-), The Building Crafts and Conservation Trust (previously Trustee 1990 to 1993).
Council Member, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (1979-2005).
The European Commission: Expert Committee on the European Architectural Heritage, Brussels.
President (1994): The Association for the Study of the Conservation of Historic Buildings.
Architect Member of H M Government Inquiry: Fire Safety in the Royal Palaces (1993).
Founder-Commissioner, The Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission (English Heritage); and Member of the Commission’s Historic Buildings Advisory Committee and Historic Areas Committee (1984 to 1989). 
Patron: The Bedford Park Society; The Kew Society, The Environmental Trust for Richmond-upon-Thames.


“The Care of Old Buildings Today” (1972)
“Living Buildings.  Architectural Conservation: Philosophy, Principles and Practice” (2008)


D.Arch (Chester) 2012
LL.D. (Bristol) 2004
The Royal Warrant Holders: Plowden Medal 2001
APT International: Harley McKee Award 2000
Europa Nostra Medal of Honour 2000
RICS People in Conservation Medal 2000
Honorary Freedom: The City of Chester 1999
RIBA Neale Bursar 1955
RIBA Banister Fletcher Medallist 1949


Knighthood 2010
CBE 1995
OBE 1981
The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal 1977

Sir Donald Insall