31 March 2015

Footscray Railway Station works listed in 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards

The adaptation and conservation works at Footscray Railway Station have been listed in the 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards. The works focused on the four key buildings of heritage value; the centrally situated Main Station Building; flanked by the lesser platform station buildings to the north and one to the south plus a Signal Box to the north east. In addition to researching, designing and overseeing the implementation of the program of conservation works, working in…

23 March 2015

Railway stations of the Mallee

As part of VicTrack’s 2014/15 Architectural Design Works Heritage Program, RBA were commissioned to assess and document repair works to four state listed heritage railway…

18 March 2015

Essay: Facadism

Inter-office discussion has been enlivened by a recent piecein the architect’s journal (uk) [vol 241, issue 07] by Gillian Darley. She provides a comment on current trend of facadism in London, another City undergoing significant transformation of its inner-city heritage places. The article can be perused at this link

31 January 2015

Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition

RBA have recently contributed to the UNESCO Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition. The competition looked to provide a cultural and learning space in the UNESCO…

14 October 2014

RBA Director involved in landmark Kolkata (India) restoration

Roger Beeston, RBA Director and deputy chair of AusHeritage, recently attended a workshop at Jadavpur University for the restoration of the 230-year-old Writers’ Buildings, the…

21 August 2014

VERSUS 2014

RBA are preparing to make a presentation at the upcoming International Conference on Vernacular Heritage, Sustainability and Earthen Architecture (VerSus 2014) in València, Spain. Our…

20 August 2014

PLANNING SCHEME AMENDMENT C198 UPDATE

The Planning Panel Report for Planning Scheme Amendment C198 is now publicly available. Most of the Heritage Overlays proposed in the City North Heritage Review…

20 August 2014

Rare French Tiles Discovered At Footscray Railway Station

What is believed to be a rare Australian example of the use (or surviving example) of Marseilles terracotta tiles manufactured by the French company of…

18 February 2014

Culture Industry Contributes $86 Billion a Year to Australian GDP

According to a recent article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Australia’s creative and cultural industries contribute more than $86 billion annually to the national economy – more than the transport industry or welfare sector – the first research of its kind by the Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/culture-industry-contributes-86-billion-a-year-to-australian-gdp-20140212-32i92.html#ixzz2teSprA9T

17 October 2013

Conservation project earns UNESCO Award

We are proud to announce that the Maryborough Railway Station conservation project has been recognised internationally, earning an award of merit at the prestigious UNESCO…

26 July 2013

Flinders Street Station Design Competition

In 1899, Fawcett and Ashworth won the international architectural design competition for a new train station beside Princes Bridge on Flinders Street. This week, 114…

01 July 2013

2013 Victorian Architecture Awards

The 2013 winners of the Victorian Architecture Awards have been announced and we are pleased to share that RBA received a Heritage Architecture Award for our work at Marybourough Railway Station! This year, fifteen entries were submitted in the Heritage Architecture category which is for a built conservation project or study developed in accordance with the Australia ICOMOS Burra Charter, or any adaptive reuse of a heritage structure. Here is what the jury had to say:…

27 February 2013

2013 AWARDS – Maryborough Railway Station Conservation Works

The 2013 Dulux Colour Awards shortlist has been revealed, and RBA is among the fourteen finalists to have been selected in the category of ‘commercial…

06 February 2013

City North Heritage Review

An RBA project nearing completion is a heritage study review of areas within the City of Melbourne, including North and West Melbourne and South Carlton….

04 February 2013

University of Melbourne: J. Reed Facade and Japanese Room Update

Demolition of the 1960s Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning building and the adjacent 1930s Commerce building (except the heritage listed façade) at the University…

22 January 2013

ICOM-DEMHIST and ICOM-CC Joint Conference

RBA Director Roger Beeston and Architectural Historian Anthony Hemingway recently travelled to Los Angeles, USA, to deliver a paper at a conference titled ‘The Artifact,…