The School of Technology is hosting Alfred Stubbings, a restoration contractor from Malta, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31, in Dow 642. Stubbings, with 20 years of experience, will discuss his past restoration projects, the oldest dating back to Neolithic times (3,500 BC).
Stubbings will illustrate process, bidding procedures, funding, management, and relationships among clients and expert collaborators who represent various disciplines. In this context, he will talk specifically about four projects:
- Fort Angelo: a huge fortification of medieval origins at the mouth of Malta’s Grand Harbor.
- Palazzo La Salle: an original palazzo that dates to the origins of Valletta, built by the Knights of St. John in the sixteenth century. It is now used as a school of arts.
- St. Peter’s Monastery in the old city of Mdina: a pre-medieval building that was first used as a hospital and in 1418 became a nun’s cloister.
- Restoration of a 300-year-old house of character transformed to a modern private residence.
Everyone is welcome to attend.