Heritage & Adaptive Reuse

A deep appreciation and love of a city’s historic fabric underpins the way we approach our heritage projects. We work with specialist consultants and stakeholders to explore cities and their built fabric, evaluating architectural qualities, value as landmark and role in shaping the identity of a place and its community.

Vernacular materials and details often play a key role, reflecting location, climate and identity.
From research and contextual analysis, we derive design strategies to explore the dialogue between old and new. Our projects encompass adaptive reuse of structures, siting new buildings next to old and embedding salvaged elements into new built form.

We strive for simple, practical, and beautiful solutions that make historic places work in a contemporary way, while respectful of their heritage. Our heritage-focused projects include the Treasury Research Centre & Archive extension to the Thames Carnegie Library and the multi-award winning St Andrew’s College Centennial Chapel.