Heritage sites demand a specialised approach to architecture and interior design. Our approach is driven by a recognition of the evolving nature of heritage and concern for the cultural, environmental and economic longevity of every place.

We generate design solutions from an understanding of the bigger picture: the site’s cultural and physical context, consultation with stakeholders and our client’s long-term aspirations.

RBA has experience in designing commercial, educational, residential and public buildings, including furniture and interiors. We are particularly skilled in adapting historic buildings to comply with contemporary amenity and safety standards. Our practice of engaging with statutory planning and heritage authorities early on helps to streamline the permit application process for our clients.

  • Geelong Railway Station

    Geelong Railway Station

    RBA was engaged by the Department of Planning and Community Development to design a new main entry for the heritage-listed main building at Geelong Railway Station, one of the busiest stations in Victoria's regional rail network.

  • Australian-Hellenic Memorial

    Australian-Hellenic Memorial

    An artist initially prepared the concept for this memorial commemorating Greek-Australian friendship during WWII.

  • Sisters of St Joseph Chapel

    St Joseph’s Province Centre

    External restoration works were undertaken to the roof and façades between 2003 and 2006, including radical concrete cancer mitigation treatments.

  • Parliament Hosue

    Parliament House of Victoria

    In 2004, RBA designed a temperature controlled storage facility located at the south side of Parliament House.

  • 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.

  • Clonard College

    Clonard College

    Roger Beeston was commissioned to design a $750K addition to the school. Accommodating a home economics teaching laboratory, classrooms, bathrooms and associated outdoor learning areas and landscaping.

  • Shepparton Showgrounds Redevelopment

    Shepparton Showgrounds Redevelopment

    RBA was engaged to identify the heritage values of the showgrounds, and prepared a Conservation Management Plan as part of a master plan undertaken by Urban Initiatives.