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