21 January 2013

Lara Heritage Study

RBA was commissioned by the City of Greater Geelong to undertake a review of potential heritage sites identified in the Lara area within the Outer…

21 December 2012

Footscray Railway Station

Footscray Railway Station has been a major nodal metropolitan station since it was opened for passenger traffic on the 24 September 1900. The new station at the junction was an amalgamation of two earlier stations at Footscray, one on the Melbourne to Sunbury portion of the Echuca Railway Line and the other on the Melbourne to Williamstown Railway Line. The central building (B1) has an unusual V-shape configuration and elaborate detailing at the entry. It…

21 December 2012

Victoria Police Stables Complex

One hundred years ago, at a time when the automobile was about to replace the horse for police work, an extensive new stables facility, reputedly…

14 March 2012

Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, University of Melbourne – Proposed Redevelopement

RBA have provided preliminary advice on various heritage issues raised by the proposed redevelopment of the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning (FABP) and adjacent…

14 March 2012

Strathbogie Shire – Heritage Study Stage 2

Anthony Hemingway (RBA Architectural Historian) has recently revisited the Strathbogie Shire for the third round of Stage 2 of the Strathbogie Shire Heritage Study. Some…

13 March 2012

Werribee Satellite Aerodrome – Adaptive Re-use Design Study & CMP

RBA are investigating opportunities and constraints for the future of the Werribee Satellite Aerodrome site, producing an Adaptive Re-use Design Study (ARDS) and Conservation Management Plan (CMP). The…

01 March 2012

St James Old Cathedral Tower – Stone Restoration

The stone restoration to the tower of the St James Old Cathedral in West Melbourne is nearing completion. At least six different stone types have…

10 February 2012

Kamarajar Memorial House CMP, India

RBA, in conjunction with AusHeritage, have produced a draft conservation management plan (CMP) for the Kamarajar Memorial House in Virudhunagar, in the southern State of…

01 February 2012

Former ACI Site, Spotswood – Archival Record

RBA have prepared an Archival Record of the Former ACI Complex, Spotswood (also known as the former Melbourne Glass Bottle Works, adjoining Science Works) which…

01 November 2011

‘Ensor’, East Melbourne – Refurbishment

Works are now complete at ‘Ensor’, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, a property owned by the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. RBA managed the refurbishment…

01 November 2011

Maryborough Railway Station – Stage III Platform Verandah Refurbishment

The completion of Stage III works at Maryborough Railway Station – refurbishing the platform verandah, brings the restoration to the whole of the station building…

01 October 2011

Laveter House – History on the move

Historic Laveter House (c.1910) has been transported over 300m to a new location on the site of the Assisi Aged Care Centre in Rosanna, Melbourne….

18 April 2011

RBA staff appointments, travels and studies

Director Roger Beeston, was appointed as a Heritage Advisor to the Melbourne City Council towards the end of last year. India Architectural historian, Anthony Hemingway,…

16 April 2011

Projects underway, Autumn 2011

Ensor Work has begun at ‘Ensor’, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, a property owned by the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. RBA have been commissioned…

09 December 2010

What we’re working on

Laveter House relocation, Assisi Centre, Rosanna Anyone been watching Mega Moves on SBS? RBA is gearing up to relocate a historic Queen Anne era house…

19 December 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

We’ve been designing an addition to the home of our lovely clients JP and Kathy, and we decided to turn it into gingerbread in the spirit…