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Design input

There is a common misconception that significant places must be preserved unchanged. But there are many op­por­tu­ni­ties for change and adaptation​—​provided significance is not harmed.

I can help other design professionals to understand the cultural significance, which is the basis for everything.

I can review different design solutions, assess their im­pact on significance, and help to select a solution with the best balance. Being able to demonstrate these steps will be important when you seek heritage approval for the project.

I work with design architects, but I don’t take over their role. The heritage aspects of each project are my main concern, but I know they have to be kept in balance with many other issues.

Projects involving design input

Old Museum Building conservation work
Advice to the project architects, and preparation of a report to support the development application

Blog posts about design input

John Smeaton, on working solo
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development. I try to keep up with the current technical literature. Just now, re­minded...

Richard Rogers on heritage and architecture
Here’s a little video in which the noted European architect talks about designing new buildings while taking account of their...

Garibaldi’s Pantheon
This is a reminder to myself, to discover more about the New York cottage in which the Italian patriot Giuseppe...


Archival recording
Conservation planning
Conservation works
Design input
Expert evidence
Fabric survey
Heritage approval
Heritage listing

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Revised 5 February 2022