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Understanding Heritage in a Contemporary City

Part 1: Tuesday 13 March
12.00pm- 2.00pm

Part 2: Wednesday 21 March
12.00pm- 2.00pm

NOTE: You are booking for BOTH sessions.

Event Details
Heritage buildings and sites are an important part of our built environment and landscape. When adaptive reuse is done well it contributes to the surroundings and complements the contemporary use for which it has been remoulded to accommodate. The question is how do architects proceed to make sure regulations and requirements are met, the nature of the building is kept in line with its heritage, yet it is functional for its intended contemporary use?

This event will provide you with the latest updates on the Heritage Act and unpack the Burra Charter components with the understanding of protecting heritage. It will also explore examples of Facadism and discuss how we treat it, how to embed the latest ESD components and look at more constructive examples of how contemporary elements can be mindfully intertwined into heritage buildings.

Session 1 will focus on:

  • New Heritage Act updates and the impacts it has for architects and the built enviorment
  • CBD vs Suburban adaptions - discussing the differences in approach between the types of sites and covering issues such as facadism

Session 2 will focus on:

  • Embedding the latest ESD components into heritage buildings
  • EnerPHit - the Passive House retrofit standard
  • How energy efficiency can be achieved and thoroughly planned for in existing buildings


Knowledge Domain
Social & Ethical

Speakers: Session 1


Paul Coffey: Heritage Council

TBC: Heritage Victoria

(more information to come)

Anita Brady: Principal, Heritage, Lovell Chen

Lovell Chen Principal Anita Brady is a heritage consultant with more than 28 years’ experience in cultural heritage practice. She provides high level heritage advice, leads a multi-disciplinary team and undertakes municipal heritage work including heritage policy reviews. Her work includes advice on adaptive reuse and redevelopment of heritage places, the preparation of submissions to panels and hearings, and the delivery of expert evidence. She joined the practice in 2001.

Anita provides heritage advice to agencies at local government, state and Commonwealth levels, and to owners of heritage properties large and small. She is thoroughly conversant in the various pieces of local, state and national legislation that govern heritage management.

Anita manages the preparation of large heritage studies and reviews, such as the Australia Post National Heritage Strategy and a national study of post offices (2006-2011). Recent municipal heritage studies include work for the cities of Boroondara, Yarra Ranges, Melbourne, Yarra, Maribyrnong and Greater Bendigo.

Speakers: Session 2


Jeffrey Robinson: Techincal Director, Built Environment, Aurecon

(more information to come)


Johanna Trickett: ESD Consultant, Aurecon

(more information to come)

This seminar provides one formal CPD point per hour on completion of set assessment 


Ticket Costs
A+ $100                 
Standard $108       
SONA/EMAGN/Retired $60

Non- Members:
General $210         
Non- Member Student $80


Australian Institute of Architects
Level 2,
41 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australian Institute of Architects
Victorian Chapter
Level 1, 41 Exhibition Street 
T: 03 8620 3866 
E: vic@architecture.com.au



1. The Victorian Chapter has the right to cancel or alter the dates, speakers or venue of an event. 2. In the event of cancellation, bookings will be transferred to the next available event unless the registrant requests otherwise. 3. No cancellations or refunds two (2) working days prior to the event. 4. People attending in replace of the registered person must pay the ticket fee associated with their membership type. 5. Please note that start and end times are an estimation. Some seminars may finish earlier or later than the proposed time.

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