CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR ORIGINAL STREET FURNITURE AND UTILITY SERVICES WITHIN THE REID HERITAGE PRECINCT ACT This Conservation Management Plan responded to a Roads ACT Brief for a CMP for original street furniture and utility services within the Reid Heritage Precinct. The Roads ACT brief responded to an objective within the Reid Heritage Precinct citation Specific Requirements: '... Objective 1.3: Original Street Furniture and Utility Services: To ensure that remaining [...]
ADAPTIVE REUSE OF THE FORMER TASMANIAN PRINT AUTHORITY BUILDING AT 2-4 SALAMANCA PLACE HOBART In 2007, PFCA+P were commissioned to undertake a built heritage assessment of the buildings that comprised the 'Heritage Square' precinct in central Hobart. That precinct subsequently became known as 'Parliament Square', and a development proposal was advanced for the Square. This proposal required the demolition of two listed buildings; the Government offices at 10 Murray Street, [...]
CONSERVATION STRATEGY FOR THE ADAPTIVE REUSE OF THE FORMER FLYNN SCHOOL PRECINCT The Conservation Strategy was prepared in order to provide an understanding of, and strategies for the significance of the former Flynn School precinct [resulting in an authoritative Statement of Significance], the moral rights parameters of the adaptive reuse project [including consultation with the architect of the School, Dr Enrico Taglietti], and advice on potential impacts of the adaptive [...]
PREPARATION OF A STATEMENT OF HERITAGE IMPACT + REFERRAL FOR THE FORMER INSECTARIES AT CSIRO BLACK MOUNTAIN CAMPUS ACT CSIRO no longer uses two 1930s Insectaries which are now in a dangerous condition, and thus required an SoHI and Referral for the structures.
A SMALL APARTMENT IN CASOLI, IN THE ABRUZZI REGION OF ITALY In 2011 we purchased a small apartment in Casoli, in the Chieti Province, within the Abruzzi region of Italy. We purchased the apartment from our friend the Moruya market gardener Antonio Porreca, whose family have a long history in Casoli and the Abruzzi. We undertook the restoration of the apartment in October 2011, refer website.
HERITAGE ASSESSMENTS AND STATEMENTS OF HERITAGE IMPACT ARE PART OF THE SYDNEY HARBOUR WHARVES UPGRADE PROGRAM The Heritage Assessments and Statements of Heritage Impact are a component of the Sydney Harbour Wharves Upgrade Program. Group GSA [architects and urban planners] have been engaged by NSW Maritime to develop concept design solutions for the upgrade of a number of ferry wharves throughout Sydney Harbour. The wharves are within the inner harbour [...]
RESTORATION OF 'MULBERRY' GUNDARY HILL, MORUYA NSW We purchased 'Mulberry' in Moruya in 2003, although it was simply an old timber house on a large property at a street address at the time we purchased. Over the next seven years Tanny and I have turned the former rural property on Gundary Hill west of the town into a wonderful residence. 'Mulberry' was featured in Country Style in February 2010.
STATEMENT OF HERITAGE IMPACT OF AN URBAN DESIGN RESPONSE FOR THE PUBLIC REALM OF NORTHBOURNE AVENUE AND CITY HILL IN CANBERRA CITY The purpose of the master plan was to provide a comprehensive urban design response for the public realm of Northbourne Avenue and City Hill in Canberra City. In order to appropriately respond to the heritage values of City Hill, Sydney and Melbourne Buildings and the City Hill precinct [...]
DESIGN AND OVERSIGHT OF THE CASTLES / DUNN RESIDENCE AT LILLI PILLI NSW This project involved the design and oversight of a new house for Don Castles and Christine Dunn at Lilli Pilli in association with Pip Smith. The construction was by Smith + Primmer contractors. The design was informed by the constraints of the angular site and by environmental principles.
FINALISATION OF THE CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE CIVIC SQUARE PRECINCT IN CIVIC ACT 2006-2011 With the completion of the 2006 draft final Conservation Management Plan for the precinct [see earlier post], further extensive comment was received from the Civic Square stakeholders, however incorporation of this additional comment and information into the draft final Plan was not feasible within the project’s resources. However, late in 2008, in recognition of the [...]
ADVICE AND OPTIONS REPORT FOR A GRANT CRESCENT GRIFFITH ACT PROPERTY This advice and options report was prepared in response to a brief from the owners Richard and Meredith Highfield. The advice relates to the architectural and heritage values of the Grant Crescent property, to its current condition and setting, and provides recommendations about potential redevelopment options.
A TALK ABOUT THE ARCHITECTS RESPONSIBLE FOR CANBERRA’S ALBERT HALL Early in 1926, the Chairman of the Federal Capital Commission, John Henry Butters wrote a memorandum to the Rt. Hon. G F Pearce, Minister for Home and Territories, regarding the need for a new Assembly Hall in Canberra. Butters envisaged a hall equivalent to the Town Halls normally found in other [unplanned] Australian towns and cities. Butters wrote: '... It [...]
DESIGN AND OVERSIGHT OF THE ADAPTIVE REUSE OF THE 1930S ROSEDALE CABINS NSW This project involved the design and oversight of the adaptive reuse of the 1930s Rosedale cabins on South Rosedale beach by Smith + Freeman. The construction was by Smith + Primmer contractors. The design was informed by heritage values of the original cottages.
PREPARATION OF A HERITAGE MANAGEMENT PLAN + REFERRAL FOR THE WESTRIDGE HOUSE PRECINCT YARRALUMLA ACT CSIRO proposed the divestment of the Westridge House property, and thus required an updated Heritage Management Plan for the Westridge House precinct exclusively, such that the Plan could be provided to the Department responsible for administering the EPBC Act, for their due diligence assessment of this proposal. The Westridge House property was formerly the Australian [...]
THE ABERNETHY + CO. LATHE EXHIBITION AND INTERPETATION PROJECT There were several quarries flanking the Moruya River. The first quarry was opened in 1863 for the quarrying of sandstone boulders for use in constructing the breakwater at the entrance to Moruya River. This sandstone quarry was site just to the east of the Moruya Heads Pilot Station and was easily accessible to ship traffic on the Moruya River. But it [...]
PREPARATION OF A CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE FORMER GOULBURN TECHNICAL COLLEGE The Goulburn Regional Conservatorium Inc. engaged Allen Grimwood of Zenith Town Planning and Peter Freeman of PFCA+P to prepare a Conservation Management Plan for the former Goulburn Technical College building currently occupied by the Conservatorium. The plan was written jointly, with the assistance of Ms Noni Boyd, architect and historian. The plan was prepared during the months of [...]
AN AFFECTION FOR THE AUSTRALIAN VERNACULAR The Macquarie Australian Dictionary lists eleven potential meanings / uses of the word 'vernacular'. The most common usage of the word relates to language, and to a common form of approach and taste; i.e. '... a native or peculiar to popular taste, as a style of architecture'. This personal reflection given in a talk to the NMA Friends in 2010 traced my affection for [...]
SKETCH DESIGN FOR THE PACIFIC STREET RESIDENCE AT MOSSY POINT NSW This project for the alterations and additions to a cottage in Pacific Street Mossy Point was undertaken by Smith + Freeman architects. The design proposed the addition of a small and modern annexe to an 'A frame' beachside cottage.
ST MATTHIAS ANGLICAN CHURCH CONSERVATION WORKS BOMBALA NSW These works were undertaken on the basis of PFCA+P recommendations, as follows: An elevated composite floor should be inserted into the historic Church and the Eastern vestry.A detailed specification of the proposed elevated composite floor should be prepared prior to any works being undertaken; and The existing timber dado should be carefully dismantled, such that the wall behind may be rendered with [...]
DESIGN AND OVERSIGHT OF THE BAIN RESIDENCE AT BROULEE NSW This project involved the design and oversight of a new house for Andrew + Lynn Bain at Broulee in association with Pip Smith. The project was undertaken by Smith + Freeman architects, with construction by Smith + Primmer contractors. The design was informed by the natural site values and by environmental principles.
DESIGN AND OVERSIGHT OF THE NEW SOUTHERN PHONE BUILDING This project involved the design and oversight of the new Southern Phone building in central Moruya in association with Pip Smith. The project was undertaken by Smith + Freeman architects, with construction by South Building. Southern Phone provides communications services to southeast Australia. The design was informed by its important and historic corner site [once occupied by Carden’s Royal Hotel], and [...]
PREPARATION OF A CMP FOR THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH PRECINCT WARWICK STREET HOBART The Hobart City Council provided the Brief for the Holy Trinity Conservation Management Plan. The primary objective of this Plan was '... the production of a CMP which analysed the cultural significance of Holy Trinity Church Hobart, within a local, state and national context; and provided guidelines for the future care and management of the place, including [...]
STUDIO EXTENSION FOR THE TESSA AND PETER SCHWARZ PROPERTY AT BINGIE In 2009 Smith + Freeman Architects were asked to prepare sketch plans for a studio extension for the Tessa and Peter Schwarz property at Bingie, south of Moruya. The project has not proceeded past the sketch plan stage.
THE GRANTHAM ACADEMY BROUGHT TOGETHER A GROUP OF ABOUT FIFTEEN CONSERVATION SPECIALISTS TO BOTHWELL WHO PUT TOGETHER SOME IDEAS FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE GRANTHAM PROPERTY, AND FOR ITS FUTURE USE Bothwell fits snugly into a bend of the river, which abuts the town on the western side. The plan is a typical Georgian grid plan, which provides a comfortable and secure backdrop for the town's market square, the regular [...]
HERITAGE ASSESSMENT OF THE VICTORIA CREEK BRIDGE DRY-STONE WALLING RETAINING WALL This Heritage Assessment of the Victoria Creek Bridge dry-stone walling was prepared as a component of a Review of Environmental Factors being prepared by NGH Environmental. The assessment relates specifically to a length of retaining wall, built utilising the dry-stone construction technique, and completed in the mid 1930s. The assessment establishes a Statement of Significance for the retaining wall, [...]
PREPARATION OF A CMP FOR THE BENDETHERA HOMESTEAD PRECINCT WITHIN THE DEUA NATIONAL PARK NSW This Plan was prepared for DECC/NPWS in conjunction with NGH Environmental consultants. The brief for this project was to undertake a conservation analysis of the pastoral history of the Bendethera pastoral holding including an analysis of the physical evidence and associated social values, in order to assist NPWS / DECC in the management of the [...]
PREPARATION OF A CMP FOR THE HAY GAOL PRECINCT HAY NSW The Hay Shire Council agreed to the preparation of this Plan in August 2008. The Hay Shire Council provided funding for this Plan with supplementary funding being provided by the NSW Heritage Council.
PREPARATION OF A MASTER PLAN + ARCHITECTURAL SKETCH PLANS FOR 'BIMBLEBOX' IN BLACKHEATH NSW The master plan proposed a series of ideas for the 'Bimblebox' property, in Blackheath, in the Blue Mountains. The plan consisted of a photographic essay introducing the various 'precincts' within the property, some base plans outlining the character of those precincts, and some possibilities and options for the precincts, and concluded with a series of 'idea' [...]
PREPARATION OF A CMP FOR THE TELOPEA PARK SCHOOL PRECINCT IN THE ACT The Conservation Management Plan was undertaken to guide conservation and future use of the School and its precinct. As a consequence of proposed minor works to Telopea Park School a Heritage Impact Assessment [HIA], was also prepared, which was a companion document to this Plan. The Plan was prepared in accord with the Australia ICOMOS Burra Charter [...]
ADVISORY CONSULTANCY TO THE HISTORIC HOUSES TRUST FOR THE 'BUILT FOR THE BUSH' PROJECT The 'Built for the Bush' project was created by the Historic Houses Trust in 2007-2008. PFCA+P undertook an advisory consultancy to the Trust to provide information on sources + locations + approach. Peter Freeman also launched the initial 'Built for the Bush' exhibition, which was held at Shear Outback in Hay, late in 2009.
PREPARATION OF A CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN REVIEW FOR THE BISHOP'S LODGE PRECINCT HAY NSW The managers of the Bishops Lodge precinct, the Bishop’s Lodge Management Committee, on behalf of the owners, the Hay Shire Council, commissioned this Plan in 2007. The Plan comprises a review of the 1987 Bishop’s Lodge Plan by PFCA+P, and a review of over 20 years of conservation works and activities associated with the Lodge precinct; [...]
PREPARATION OF A HERITAGE ASSESSMENT FOR THE MACQUARIE HOUSE PRECINCT IN HOBART + EXPERT WITNESS EVIDENCE AT RMPAT The expert witness evidence and assessment was prepared in response to a DA for a twelve level primarily office building at 151 Macquarie Street and 3 Victoria Street, on a site occupied by the remnants of the largest and most substantial surviving residence, from the first eleven years of European settlement in [...]
PREPARATION OF A HERITAGE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE THREE BUNDANON TRUST PROPERTIES Heritage Management Plan prepared for the Bundanon Trust and the Department of Communications and the Arts [DCITA], in order to update and review the 1997 Bundanon Conservation Management Plan and the 2004 Riversdale Conservation Management Plan, previously prepared by PFCA+P. The Plan was prepared to document the National Heritage significance of the Bundanon Trust properties, to provide an [...]
PREPARATION OF A CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE MURRAY DOWNS HOMESTEAD PRECINCT Preparation of a Conservation Management Plan for the Murray Down Homestead precinct, located on the Murray River near Swan Hill; and subsequent documentation and oversight of new conservation and adaptive reuse works to the homestead and outbuildings, 2002-2008.
PREPARATION OF A STATEMENT OF HERITAGE IMPACT FOR THE CSIRO PLANT PHENOMICS BUILDING An Heritage Impact Assessment [HIA] was prepared at the request of S2F Architects Pty Ltd, consultants to the CSIRO Black Mountain, for the National Phenomics High Resolution Centre project, which was to be developed at the former Phytotron building within the CSIRO Black Mountain campus. The Phytotron is important for its association with the designer Roy Grounds. [...]
CONSERVATION OF THE QUARRY WHARF AT NORTH HEAD ROAD NEAR MORUYA The North Head Quarry provide the stone for the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Cenotaph and other Sydney buildings. This project is aimed at conserving and reconstructing the Quarry wharf structure, and providing interpretative linkages.
PREPARATION OF A HERITAGE ASSESSMENT AND POLICY FOR THE TREASURY SQUARE PROJECT - 2006-2007 The Treasury Square project involves the proposed Government disaggregation of the entire historic city block which includes Parliament House. The project [which excludes the Parliament House Precinct] involved the investigation of the history, significance, and appropriate policy for the Square, which includes the former Queen Mary Hospital, a William Porden Kay building. Project completed for the [...]
PREPARATION OF A HERITAGE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE ALBERT HALL HERITAGE PRECINCT CANBERRA - 2005 TO 2006 The ALBERT HALL HERITAGE PRECINCT in Canberra is of National Heritage significance for its associations with the first years of the Federal Capital, and for the national events that tok place within the Hall, and for the associations with prominent Australians. The consultant team for the Plan were Peter Freeman Pty Ltd and [...]
PREPARATION OF A CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR CIVIC SQUARE IN CIVIC CANBERRA - 2006 The Civic Square and the adjacent building complex were designed and built in the 1960s to create a world class community and arts venue. The Plan proposed the retrieval of the significance of the Square and guidelines for management and conservation.
PREPARATION OF CONSERVATION/DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES FOR BODALLA VILLAGE ON THE PRINCES HIGHWAY SOUTH COAST NSW The Bodalla village is a delightful place with links to the Thomas Mort history of the region, and the dairy industry of the South Coast. These guidelines are intended to conserve the special qualities of the place. The plan at left is a 1952 RTA plan of the Highway.
PROPOSALS FOR RECONFIGURATION OF THE TREASURY ENTRANCE TO THE GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS TO ACHIEVE BETTER SECURITY AND FUNCTION - 2002-2007 The Treasury entrance is the centre-piece to the original Murray Street Government buildings. A scoping study and design was completed in 2002, followed up by a more detailed options study and proposals in 2006. The building has associations with the early architects John Lee Archer, James Blackburn, and William Porden Kay. [...]
PREPARATION OF A MASTER PLAN FOR THE CANOWINDRA & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY - 2005 The CDHS is a small Historical Society with a large historical display in a precinct within the town. The Society identified the need for a Master Plan which would guide the Society over the next ten years. The Plan provided three options for future development. The illustration shows Option 1.
PREPARATION A CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR BRAEMAR HOMESTEAD NEAR GOULBURN - 1992 Braemar is a fine Georgian building, now modified,on the outskirts of Goulburn. This Plan and Scope of Works was privately commissioned with assistance from a small NSWHC funding grant. The project team were Peter Freeman, Roger Hobbs, and Pip Giovanelli.
THIS PROJECT INVOLVED THE PREPARATION OF A BRIEF FOR THE THE AWM'S HERITAGE STRATEGY AND IN GUIDING THE AWM IN PROCUREMENT OF THE STRATEGY - FROM 2005 & CURRENT The AWM is a Memorial / Museum / Gallery and Library. It is also Canberra's premier tourist destination. Peter Freeman Pty Ltd have had an ongoing consultancy relationship with the AWM since 1996, and the practice has prepared numerous conservation documents [...]
PREPARATION OF A MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR KINGS PARK IN THE PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE OF CANBERRA FOR THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AUTHORITY [NCA] In 2005 the NCA commissioned Peter Freeman Pty Ltd to prepare a Heritage Management Plan for Kings Park, an informal Park area within the Parliamentary Triangle. The Park was designed by Richard Clough [NCDC] and Sir William Holford [consultant to the NCDC]. The Plan was completed to draft stage, but [...]
THIS PROJECT INVOLVED THE PREPARATION OF A CMP, A REGISTER OF MOVEABLE HERITAGE, AND WORKS OVERSIGHT - 2001-2003 The Gadara Homestead Precinct project was commenced in 2001. The project has been undertaken in conjunction with Ms Louise Halsey, heritage consultant.
URBAN HERITAGE STUDY FOR THE WAGGA WAGGA SHIRE COUNCIL - 2002 RURAL HERITAGE STUDY FOR THE WAGGA WAGGA SHIRE COUNCIL - 1999 Preparation of a heritage study of the inner urban area of Wagga Wagga, including the identification and analysis of cultural heritage; practical recommendations for its conservation and management. Preparation of a rural heritage study to identify and analyse the cultural heritage of the Wagga Wagga Shire rural area. [...]