New Futures in Heritage Buildings: Responsible Adaptation, Additions and Reuse

Full price: $134.00
Member: $100.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

It is said that in the near future fifty percent of architects' work will be to existing buildings: this presentation considers the important work of the architect in bringing new roles and new life to existing structures - all part of a sustainable agenda. This course will show relevant examples of adaptive re-use, and also of new architecture in historic precincts, and will discuss the principles behind their success.

AACA Competency: Design and Project Delivery


Elizabeth Vines: OAM FRAIA M.ICOMOS B.Arch (Hons) Melb

Liz Vines is an architect who specialises in heritage conservation and adaptive reuse.

Liz’s work is across Australia and Asia through her practice McDougall & Vines. She often acts as a heritage specialist in an architectural team, when a large adaptive reuse project is being undertaken. She has served as a heritage advisor in many locations of Australia, including central city Adelaide and in remote places such as Broken Hill and outback Wilcannia.

Liz’s first book, Streetwise, (1996) was a seminal “how to” manual for those interested in building and streetscape restoration. It has been widely used as a guide for upgrading Australian towns since its publication.

She teaches at the University of Hong Kong, and is an Adjunct Professor in the Centre of Cultural Heritage in Asia & the Pacific at Deakin University in Melbourne.

She was awarded an Order of Australia in 2009 for her contribution to heritage conservation.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    2 hours

    Continuing professional development hours


    2 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Highlight the importance of researching existing heritage listings & relevant statutory controls
  • List conservation principles – the conservation plan process and use of specialist heritage architects.
  • Evaluate the importance of appropriately designed infill.
  • Apply the council approvals process.
  • Recognize heritage incentives and funding opportunities.
  • Explain conservation challenges, threats and obstacles.

    National Competency Standards in Architecture

    Design and Project Delivery


    Full Price $134.00
    Member $100.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $91.00
    Graduate Member $91.00
    SONA Member (student) $51.00

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