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HERITAGE


NBRS SEEKS TO EXPLORE AND POSITIVELY TRANSFORM THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FORCES THAT SHAPE PEOPLE’S LIVES. 2


CORE VALUES SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE At NBRSARCHITECTURE we see that our purpose is to create life-changing environments for the people, communities and institutions we serve. Our user-centric, social architecture design skills help us to explore and positively transform the social and cultural forces which shape people’s lives. Our contemporary architecture is much more than simply buildings.

REAL INSIGHTS For NBRS design is the core of our practice. Our focus on thought leadership is an intentional journey to discover real insights; understanding and interpreting the needs and desires of the people and communities we serve. To do this we are committed to investing in the discovery of new concepts and applying these insights to guide our design thinking and solutions.

CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS Through our investment in thought leadership, we believe that NBRS contributes to long-term and meaningful creative partnerships with clients and consultants. It is these creative partnerships which help to shape our communities to create life-changing environments.

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360° INTEGRATED STUDIOS EDUCATION

The Education Studio is committed to designing innovative spaces that nurture learning. By conducting research in to current and projected trends, NBRS have extensive knowledge in catering for the evolving future of junior, senior and tertiary education facilities.

LIFE & CULTURE

The Life & Culture Studio is a foundation studio at NBRS. Passionate about human centred design and creating spaces that engage people for civic, religious, cultural and recreational purposes.

JUSTICE

The Justice Studio is creating impactful, well rounded design solution to improve the lives of compromised people. With a wealth of experience across correctional facilities and other justice buildings, the NBRS seeks to create responsive facilities that service all who interact with these spaces.

WELLNESS

Through ongoing research and the development of future focused wellness spaces, the Wellness Studio continues to create impactful designs for a range of clients and communities.

HERITAGE

Our Heritage Studio has specialist expertise in providing conservation and heritage planning advice, in addition to adaptivereuse design. We have experience in the identification and management of built heritage items of all types and periods and in design documentation and project administration of projects for both government and private sectors.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Our Interior Design Studio is passionate about achieving a seamless connection between interior design and the whole architectural concept. We deeply consider how interior spaces are used and create innovative design solutions.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Landscape Architecture is an amalgam of art and science. As designers, Landscape Architects are required to be careful interpreters of the natural and cultural conditions of a site. Our Landscape Studio seeks to create attractive, meaningful, usable, connected and equitable spaces that embody sustainable design principles.

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CONTENTS PAGE

360 Integrated Studios

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1.0 NBRS Heritage

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1.1

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2.0

Heritage Management

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Heritage Expertise

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State Library Of NSW

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2.2

Heritage Conservation

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2.3

Conservation Planning

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2.4

Adaptive Re-use

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2.5 Historic Environment Infill Development

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2.6

Expert Heritage Advice

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2.7

Heritage Documentation

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2.8

Heritage Team

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NBRS Profile

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NBRS HERITAGE DESIGN THROUGH CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

NBRSARCHITECTURE Heritage has been involved in built heritage conservation activities relating to architecture for more than 30 years. Our highly trained group of accredited specialist professionals with related architectural qualifications can provide the full range of heritage consulting services.

Under the direction of Samantha Polkinghorne, NBRS adopts the principles of the Australian ICOMOS Burra Charter for places of Cultural Significance and the Guidelines of the NSW Heritage Office to assist clients and their consultants in heritage planning and management.

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HERITAGE EXPERTISE The professional services that NBRS offer in the field of Heritage Conservation include: •

Heritage Planning and Development Advice

Government Controls Advice

Built Heritage Assessment

Heritage Site & Curtilage Assessment

Conservation Management Plans

Statements of Heritage Impact

Building Conservation and Restoration Works

Adaptive Re-Use and Rehabilitation

Heritage Asset Management and Maintenance Works

Due Diligence Reports

Documentary Research and Compilation

Archival Recording and Building Documentation

Heritage Interpretation Planning and Implementation

Expert Heritage Evidence in Litigation

Co-ordination of other specialist consultants

The range of our clients and the variety of the projects in which we have successfully been involved over many years are testimony to the credibility of our professional opinions and the quality of our work in the field of Heritage Conservation.

MURRAY ART MUSEUM ALBURY


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HERITAGE MANAGEMENT Conservation planning is an essential part of managing significant heritage sites, particularly where infill development or change of use is proposed.


Heritage Award

STATE LIBRARY OF NEW SOUTH WALES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HASSELL

New South Wales State Library


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STATE LIBRARY OF NSW NBRS continues to provide heritage consultancy to SLNSW and is currently involved in a number of refurbishment projects requiring ongoing liaison between the Library and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. The Mitchell Building at the State Library of NSW, listed an item of State significance on the NSW State Heritage Register, is culturally significant as the second public library in Australia, designed by Government Architect Walter Liberty Vernon in 1906. The NBRS Heritage Studio has prepared a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for the Mitchell Building to inform the Library’s Masterplan to ensure that the cultural significance of the building is retained as the Library adapts to future requirements. The CMP has guided a series of adaptations to the building, the most recent of which have been the Mitchell Galleries, designed by Hassell, comprising exhibition spaces and a learning centre, and a refurbishment of the Western Galleries by the Library’s exhibitions team. In implementing the Mitchell Galleries adaptive re-use project, NBRS was appointed to make regular site inspections, maintain a site diary of the works and to assist in the resolution of heritage details and issues as they occurred throughout the construction phase. The new galleries were

opened in September 2018 as part of the progressive implementation of the Library masterplan. The refurbishment of the Dixson Room and Western Galleries included an application for an exemption under Section 57 of the Heritage Act 1977 for painting, floor polishing, installation of display walls and new services. During the works an early lift was uncovered and, on advice from NBRS, SLNSW made the decision to record and retain the lift in-situ behind new stud walls. The Western Galleries, now complete, display the Library’s art collection on a rotating basis. NBRS continues to provide heritage consultancy to SLNSW and is currently involved in a number of refurbishment projects requiring ongoing liaison between the Library and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

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STATE LIBRARY OF NEW SOUTH WALES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HASSELL

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HERITAGE CONSERVATION NBRSARCHITECTURE HERITAGE has demonstrated experience in all of the identified processes of heritage conservation based on recognised principles adopted by government and as set out in the Burra Charter. The conservation of a significant site involves detailed research of background historical material, a close understanding of historical processes and an ability to determine appropriate policies and documentation of works. Care for heritage properties and retain their heritage significance. Working with government agencies, other consultants, and private and institutional clients, NBRS are recognised specialists in the field of Heritage Conservation.

ERSKINE STREET TERRACES

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ST MARKS ANGLICAN CHURCH


THE ASTOR, SYDNEY


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CONSERVATION PLANNING NBRSARCHITECTURE HERITAGE provide planning advice to a variety of owners of heritage listed properties throughout Australia, but especially in New South Wales and the wider Sydney region.

Studies and Statements of Heritage Impact. In addition, prepare Heritage Strategies for government departments, public consultation for large heritage sites and Due Diligence Assessments for corporations.

These consultancies are undertaken for government and private clients and involve heritage assessment under the 1977 Heritage Act, preparation of Conservation Management Plans, Heritage Curtilage

This expertise is often sought by other consultants to complement their activities, in this way NBRS engage in a range of Creative Partnerships to promote appropriate heritage conservation outcomes

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ADAPTIVE RE-USE Changing needs in society often result in pressure for alternative uses and activities to be adopted for heritage structures, which allow them to continue to contribute to the community.

BISHOPSCOURT CONSERVATION WORKS

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HOME HQ NORTH SYDNEY, ARTARMON

NBRSARCHITECTURE HERITAGE has been involved in a wide range of projects where the provision of creative advice, based on sound heritage conservation principles, has resulted in exciting new uses for significant heritage items without the loss of intrinsic heritage value.

Adaptive re-use has allowed NBRS to respond to the identified heritage values of places in a creative way to support their continued use and care, while meeting the varied requirements of new owners and occupants.

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HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT INFILL DEVELOPMENT NBRSARCHITECTURE HERITAGE provide consultancy services to owners and other consultants on the design of sensitive new developments to fit within significant heritage environments. As each generation adds a layer to the evolving character of historic places, it is important that the result is in an enhancement rather than a loss of heritage value. NBRS not only assist other designers in understanding the context of a place and achieving appropriate and

sympathetic outcomes for infill design but through their own designs for historic sites, respond to the historic context while providing exciting new buildings that meet their client’s needs and expectations. Infill design provides considerable scope for NBRS to engage in Creative Partnerships that result in life changing environments alongside the conservation of heritage values for future generation

Design in Context is an essential part of urban development in towns and cities where heritage places and heritage conservation areas are found.

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WILLOUGHBY UNITING CHURCH

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EXPERT HERITAGE ADVICE Heritage conservation requires a detailed understanding of the use of traditional materials, building technologies and conservation principles to allow appropriate policies and actions to be recommended for significant heritage projects.

NEWLIFE BONDI JUNCTION

NBRSARCHITECTURE HERITAGE has a considerable knowledge bank relating to historic buildings, materials and environments and work regularly with material scientists, traditional craftsmen and suppliers of specialised materials to achieve practical conservation outcomes. In addition the consultancy has research facilities and specialist historic investigation skills to assist with the provision of advice

relating to the planning, documentation and physical work carried out in heritage conservation. NBRS are also recognised as providing expert evidence in the NSW Land & Environment Court in the field of heritage conservation to resolve disputes between parties and bring a clear assessment of projects for the consideration of the Court.

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FENWICKS


73 - 75 LIVERPOOL STREET SHOPFRONT, SYDNEY

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HERITAGE DOCUMENTATION “...undertaken in accordance with the guidelines set down by the NSW Heritage Council and are often carried out in response to conditions of approval for development of heritage sites�

NBRSARCHITECTURE HERITAGE is expert at the recording and documentation of heritage conservation projects. These processes involve the preparation of measured drawings, site histories, archival photographic recording and interpretion strategies. These processes are undertaken in accordance with the guidelines set down by the NSW Heritage Council and are often carried out in response to conditions of approval for development of heritage sites.

INTERPRETATION Interpretive planning provides strategies for the presentation of material to interpret former history, uses and events associated with heritage sites is a specialized task that involves identifying target audiences and can involve a number of different media. NBRS have experience in the preparation of Interpretive strategies for a variety of projects and the integration of other specialist input in achieving successful and creative installations.

PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVAL RECORDING Photographic archival records are use to document heritage sites before and after development. These are as a resource for future research and a point of reference for future heritage planning. NBRS have carried out many archival records for projects of varying scale to the satisfaction of the relevant consent authorities, in accordance with the NSW Guidelines.

MEASURED DRAWINGS Measured drawing are sometimes required by approval authorities in recordings of the more significant heritage items. NBRS are experienced in providing this service to satisfy statutory authorities.

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ST STEPHENS UNITING CHURCH SYDNEY


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HERITAGE TEAM

SAMANTHA POLKINGHORNE

Samantha is a Director, Studio Principal Heritage and a Heritage Architect. She joined NBRS in 2016 with over eighteen years of professional experience in heritage conservation. Samantha specialises in heritage assessment and documentation of conservation works, providing a range of reports related to the physical and documentary analysis of potential heritage sites at local and state level.

Key Experience

Brad is a built heritage consultant with 16 years experience in public service and private enterprise. He provides advice to guide the conservation and adaptation of structures with heritage significance. The scale of sites receiving such advice ranges from domestic alterations for the introduction of services, to major development at large and complex sites. Brad has a further 7 years experience in the design and documentation of residential and commercial buildings.

Key Experience

Alice joined NBRS in 2018 with over 23 years experience in heritage management, conservation, adaptive reuse and heritage governance in Western Australia. Alice specialises in adaptive reuse, conservation and heritage management providing direction on projects as lead consultant or sub-consultant in large specialist teams

Key Experience

Royal Society of Arts, London Worship Company of Innholders, London Sydney Hospital, Sydney Marble Bar, Hilton Hotel, Sydney Western Sydney University Penrith Observatory, Warrington Primus Hotel, 339 Pitt St, Sydney

Director | Studio Principal Heritage

BRAD VALE Senior Heritage Consultant

1888 Hotel, Pyrmont - Adaptive reuse Hobart GPO, Conservation works Rawson Street Trees, Conservation for Sutherland Council South Dural Heritage Assessment Hastings Deering Ford, Woolloomooloo Flemington Post Office, Melbourne

New Norcia Mission Cloisters, Perth Melbourne Hotel, Perth 10 Moir Street, Perth 140 William - Baird Building, Globe Hotel, Wellington and Mitchell Buildings John Curtin’s House, Cottesloe

ALICE STEEDMAN

Marr Mooditj Foundation, Clontarf, Waterford

Senior Heritage Architect

SOPHIE BOCK Senior Heritage Consultant

Sophie has worked in heritage conservation since 2010 and has a broad range of experience in architectural documentation for conservation and new works, historical research, the provision of heritage advice, and the preparation of heritage reports, including Conservation Management Plans, Statements of Heritage Impact, Schedules of Conservation Works and Heritage Interpretation Strategies.

Key Experience Parliament House, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney 73-75 Liverpool Street, Sydney 296 Liverpool Street, Ashfield Palisade Fence St Aloysius College, 47 Upper Pitt Street, Sydney Roche Site, 100 South Creek Road, Cromer 22-24 Carabella Street, Kirribilli Bar Broadway, 2-6 Broadway, Chippendale

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DR. MARTINA MULLER Historian

Dr Martina Muller is a professional historian with a broad range of experience in the wider heritage industry, both in Australia and Switzerland. She has worked as a Senior Heritage Consultant in Sydney for several years, specialising in historical research. Martina has written numerous contextual histories to guide developments at various locations throughout Sydney and New South Wales, ranging from complex Government sites to small private properties,

Key Experience

Nicole has worked for Sydney University Museums, covering all three collections of the University Art Gallery, Nicholson and Macleay museums. As a curator at the Australian National Maritime Museum, she devised various strategies to engage audiences with the museum’s collections and vessels.

Key Experience

Sharon joined NBRS in 2019 bringing a broad experience in historical research, heritage conservation and design. She has worked on the design and documentation of heritage, residential and mixed use projects from concept design to DA stages of development. She has also contributed to the research and writing of Statement of Heritage Impact Reports, Heritage planning consultancy reports and Statement of Environmental Effects Reports.

Key Experience

Former North Sydney Fire Station, Walker Street, North Sydney Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Johnston Street, Annandale Overseas Passenger Terminal, Argyle Street, The Rocks

Designs during WWI - Symbols of support’ ‘Patents and innovations during WWI Battlefront innovations’ Trade marks during WWI - The Anzac brand’ Ultimo Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour

NICOLE CAMA Historian

SHARON KOSHY Architectural Graduate

Mosman Memorial Redevelopment The Gran-Central Granville, Heritage Interpretation Study 1 and 3 Bellevue Street, Surry Hills 185 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst

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NBRS & PARTNERS PTY LTD Sydney Level 3, 4 Glen Street, Milsons Point NSW 2061 +61 2 9922 2344 Melbourne Suite 704 / 575 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000 +61 3 73116714 ABN 16 002 247 565 architects@nbrsarchitecture.com nbrsarchitecture.com @nbrsarchitecture NBRSARCHITECTURE is a people focused, research based studio that aims to enrich lives. By developing creative design partnerships our portfolio exhibits an understanding of the people whose lives will be affected. Above all NBRS seeks to design environments that will have positive life changing affect. Architecture is the cornerstone of NBRS global interdisciplinary design practice with expertise in Architecture, Heritage, Interior Design, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, ESD and Research. Since 1968, NBRS has developed a research led architecture practice based in Sydney and Melbourne. NBRS is recognised for its innovative, award-winning design excellence and comprehensive expertise.

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DIRECTORS:

STUDIO PRINCIPALS:

DIRECTOR OF DESIGN Andrew Duffin

EDUCATION STUDIO Jonathan West Macella Salzmann

Nominated Arch. NSW 5602, ACT 2450, NT 1160, QLD 5465, SA 3539, TAS 1160, VIC 20063, WA 2699, NZ 4897

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY James Ward DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL DESIGN Garry Hoddinett DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Rodney Drayton DIRECTOR OF PEOPLE & CULTURE Andrew Leuchars DIRECTOR OF STUDIOS Samantha Polkinghorne

LIFE & CULTURE STUDIO Andrew Tripet

WELLNESS STUDIO Ian Gibson JUSTICE STUDIO Anthea Doyle INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO Sophie Orrock LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO Andrew Leuchars HERITAGE STUDIO Samantha Polkinghorne

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Heritage  

NBRSARCHITECTURE Heritage has been involved in built heritage conservation activities relating to architecture for more than 35 years. Our h...

Heritage  

NBRSARCHITECTURE Heritage has been involved in built heritage conservation activities relating to architecture for more than 35 years. Our h...

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