To a great extent, our business is about maintaining a link with the past, so it’s important that we actively contribute to the growing body of knowledge within our industry and the public domain.

Our work has been presented and published both in Australia and abroad, and consistently recognised by our industry peers. Below are some of our key contributions and successes:


Brown, Jenny “Builder unearths gold rush cottage”
The Age, 29 June 2010

Lewis, Felicity “Hut Attack”
The Age Melbourne Magazine, issue 56, p58,
June 2009

Yabuka, Narelle, “Refabricated PreFab”
Houses Magazine, issue 65, p122,



AIA Victoria – Architecture Award for
Heritage Architecture

Maryborough Railway Station Restoration

Dulux Colour Awards for Commercial Exteriors – Finalist

Maryborough Railway Station Restoration


City of Port Phillip – Design Development Awards

Winner – Best Heritage Redevelopment
Singapore Cottage Conservation


AIA John George Knight Heritage Award

Singapore Cottage Conservation
17 Coventry Place, South Melbourne

South Eastern Design Awards – Commendation

Singapore Cottage Conservation


Australian Property Institute – Heritage Award

Maryborough Railway Station Restoration


AIA John George Knight Heritage Award

Scottish House Façade Restoration


AIA John George Knight Heritage Award

South Melbourne Town Hall – Mansard Roof and Façade Restoration


AIA Awards – Heritage Commendation

Ferntree Gully Kiosk – Restoration + Adaptation

Papers + presentations

(delivered by director Roger Beeston)

Kamarajar Memorial House, Virudhunagar, southern India

ICOM-DEMHIST Conference Getty Institute,
Los Angeles, 2012

A Singapore Cottage in Melbourne

The Pacific Connection: Trade, Travel & Technology Transfer conference, The University of Melbourne
February 2009

The Singapore Cottage in Australia: Exported, Adapted, Layered, Conserved and Interpreted

International Conference on Heritage in Asia: Converging Forces and Conflicting Values – National University of Singapore,
January 2009

Victorian Stucco seminar

(The Association for Preservation Technology International) – South Melbourne Town Hall
May 2007

Conservation management workshop

(AusHeritage) – Yan Gong, Myanmar
August 2004

Conservation management workshop

(AusHeritage) – New Delhi
March 2004

Sandridge (Bendigo) Gaol, Victoria

Historic Environment
vol 14, no 2, p17, 1999