BA MSt PhD FRHistS
Architectural Historian and Heritage Consultant
Karey is an Architectural Historian and Heritage Consultant who completed her Master’s degree in Building History and PhD in Architecture at the University of Cambridge. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Karey’s diverse background working in academia as well as the historic built environment has furnished her with varied practical skills including building investigation, analysis, measured survey and recording, archival research, palaeography, writing, lecturing and the cataloguing and curating of art collections.
Prior to joining Caroe Architecture in 2018, Karey was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Assistant Curator of Paintings at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge. Named a PhD Scholar in 2015 by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, her funded doctoral thesis studied the development of temporary wartime architecture. She has worked as a country house archivist, a conservation officer and a historic buildings consultant, conducting conservation area appraisals, local list assessments, and addressing listed building/scheduled monument consents. She is widely published on topics ranging from the English country estate to historic doors.
Karey contributes to the practice’s work in Heritage Consultancy in both London and Cambridge, leading on large-scale heritage projects, providing investigative research and analysis, assessing significance, preparing Conservation Statements, Heritage Impact Assessments and Conservation Management Plans. Her projects include St Paul’s Cathedral, St Marylebone Church, King’s College Chapel, Emmanuel College, Ripon Cathedral, Oxburgh Hall, Walden Castle, New College Chapel (Oxford), and more.
Karey is also a contributor to research at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Book Reviews Editor for Construction History Journal, and a reviewer for Trusted Source, a collaborative project with Oxford University and the National Trust.