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


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


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 Australian GDP – Article

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 the full article: 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,…

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…