A satisfying outcome of many of the projects our firm has became involved with over the years is the retrofit and restoration of heritage buildings, particularly public buildings. This also suits the firm’s sustainable design goals as the maintenance repair and re-purposing of significant heritage building meets a variety of environmental, social and economic objectives. Building types have included schools, theaters, community and public
infrastructure buildings presenting a variety of construction types and retrofit/ repair challenges. From initial assessment to ‘Statements of Significance’ through to design concept and completed construction, the restoration of heritage buildings offers unique design opportunities and an exceptional sense of accomplishment for the client, users and designers.