Liz Davidson is currently Project Director at the National Trust for Scotland with responsibility for the repair and conservation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House, in Helensburgh, Argyll.
Liz was the architectural co-ordinator for Glasgow’s Year of Culture and set up the UK’s first Heritage Doors Open Day in that city. As director for the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, she delivered conservation and re-use projects including Wellpark Women’s Enterprise Centre, St Andrew’s Centre for Traditional Scottish Music and Dance, the St. Francis Centre in the Gorbals and the rescue and re-use of the ‘Tardis’ police boxes, amongst others. Whilst at the Trust she secured- the bid for the Merchant City Townscape Initiative – a major regeneration programme for Glasgow’s historic core which saw over 90 projects delivered, the establishment of the Merchant City Festival and a funding leverage ratio of £6 Million public grant to over £50Million inward investment. At the close of the Initiative, she was brought into Glasgow City Council as Head of the Conservation Department and City Design section, leaving there to oversee the re-building of the Mackintosh Building at Glasgow School of Art after its first fire in 2014.