Change is often required to maintain the ongoing viability of a heritage site.

Facilities often need to be upgraded to improve levels of amenity and/or achieve compliance with safety standards, or a new use may be introduced where the original function of the place has become redundant.

As heritage architects, we are uniquely positioned to generate adaptive re-use strategies that successfully add a sensitive, contemporary layer to the existing historical narrative.

  • The Australian Club, Melbourne

    The Australian Club, Melbourne

    RBA has a long-standing relationship with the Australian Club, having been appointed Club Architect in 1997. We have regularly provided architectural services and heritage management advice in relation to both the Club premises and the adjacent Scottish House.

  • Wilsons Promontory Light House

    Wilsons Promontory Light House

    Conservation and adaptation of the original Head Lighthouse Keeper’s Quarters (constructed in 1857-59 at Wilsons Promontory Light Station) to create comfortable visitor accommodation in this windswept location.

  • ReFerntree Gully Kiosk

    Ferntree Gully Kiosk

    RBA rescued this dis-used kiosk from a virtually ruinous state and successfully restored and adapted the building to a viable new use, as an education and resource centre, for visitors including school groups.