RBA’s fearless, considered and confidential advice will give you the advantage to make informed decisions.

The stewardship of a culturally significant heritage place can be a complex and daunting responsibility. RBA have extensive experience in assisting owners and managers of heritage places to shepherd the process of care and reinvigoration from project inception to a new sustainable future relevance. We have the capacity to sort the wheat from the chaff. We are not box ticking or code-compliance directed – instead we are forensic, lateral, creative and sustainable solution orientated.

We offer a broad range of heritage advice services which we adapt to suit your particular requirements. Popular services include:

  • Due Diligence / Pre-purchase Advice
    We clarify statutory imperatives and provide guidance in relation to development opportunities and constraints.
  • Appraisals of Heritage Value
    We assess cultural significance and articulate the specific heritage values that belong to a place based on the eight recognised heritage criteria.
  • Design Advice
    We work independently or alongside other architects to help resolve design solutions that capture and enliven inherited legacy to achieve good heritage impact outcomes.
  • Peer Reviews
    We undertake peer reviews of work prepared by other heritage practitioners.
  • Submissions to Authorities
    We prepare reports to accompany submissions to authorities in response to proposed actions such as planning scheme amendments.