Heritage HIIT 04: Showcasing heritage - Design case studies

Heritage HIIT 04: Showcasing heritage - Design case studies

Heritage HIIT 04: Showcasing heritage - Design case studies

Available On Demand
2 Formal CPD Points

This course forms one part of a four-session Heritage High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Series. Each session in this heritage bootcamp comprises a two-hour live presentation equivalent to 2 formal CPD points, and can be purchased individually.

We are also currently offering the complete Heritage HIIT Series as a single bundle. Available now to purchase at a discounted rate, this bundle includes access to all four Heritage HIIT sessions amounting to eight hours of expert presentation content, equivalent to 8 formal CPD points.

Follow these links to secure your bundle and and individual session enrolments:

Heritage HIIT Series: Complete Bundle Offer

Heritage HIIT 01: Why protect Australia's cultural heritage?
Heritage HIIT 02: Assessing and managing significance
Heritage HIIT 03: Conservation in action - traditional materials and trades
Heritage HIIT 04: Showcasing heritage - design case studies



This seminar looks at a series of in-progress and recently completed case studies from across Australia to demonstrate how real world refurbishment and adaptive reuse projects for places of heritage significance have addressed issues of climate change, sustainability, equity of access, fire code compliance and seismic considerations. Our presenters include Melissa Hughes, George Phillips, Mat Hinds, David Brown, and Dimmity Walker.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Articulate key principles and processes of adaptive reuse 
  • Describe the importance and implications of the Burra Charter Practice Note on Article 22 
  • Identify compliance solutions for fire, access, sustainability and seismic in adaptive reuse projects 
  • Apply policy framework, design principles and design guidelines to new developments in heritage conservation areas 

NSCA 2015 Performance Criteria

Our Heritage HIIT Series course will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the 2015 National Standard of Competency for Architects:

1.2 Establishment, analysis and evaluation of client project requirements and objectives.

3.3 Design response incorporates assessment of the physical location and relevant wider regional, contextual and environmental issues. 
3.7 Assessment and integration of construction systems and materials consistent with project brief.

4.1 Evaluation of design options in relation to project requirements.
4.2 Evaluation of design options against values of physical, environmental and cultural contexts.
4.6 Investigation and integration of appropriate material selection for the project design.

5.4 Integration of structural and construction systems in resolved project design.
5.5 Integration of materials and components based upon an understanding of their physical properties.

6.6 Identification and description within the project documentation of the type and scope of separate project trades and sub-contractors as required.
6.7 Establishment of quality assurance systems to ensure consistency and completeness of project documentation in accordance with the requirement for the project brief, project timeframe and project budget.
6.8 Project documentation is in accordance with, and appropriate to, the project contract and project procurement procedure.

7.2 Selection of procurement method incorporates assessment of the impact on all phases of project including design, documentation and project delivery.


NSCA 2021 Performance Criteria

Our Heritage HIIT Series course will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the 2021 National Standard of Competency for Architects:

 Comply with the regulatory requirements and obligations pertaining to practice as an architect, including legislation, professional codes of conduct, obligations for continuing professional development and professional indemnity insurance.
PC3 Apply principles of project planning, considering implications for Country, environmental sustainability, communities, stakeholders and project costs.
PC8 Be able to implement culturally responsive and meaningful engagement processes that respect the importance of Country and reciprocal relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples across architectural services.
PC12 Provide independent, culturally responsive and objective advice in accordance with relevant building codes, standards, technical specifications and guidelines, and planning regulations, including climate change implications, across all aspects of architectural practice.
PC15 Comply with legal and ethical obligations relating to legislated requirements in relation to copyright, moral rights, authorship of cultural knowledge and intellectual property requirements across architectural services.

Have an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ aspirations to care for Country and how these inform architectural design.
PC19 Be able to identify, analyse and evaluate client project requirements and objectives using qualitative and quantitative methods and, where required by the terms of engagement, to assist cost estimators in determining project feasibility/viability.
PC25 Be able to draw on knowledge from the history and theory of architecture as part of preliminary design research and when developing the conceptual design.
PC26 Be able to undertake site, cultural and contextual analysis as part of preliminary design research.
PC27 Understand how to embed the knowledge, worldviews and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, shared through engagement processes, into the conceptual design in a meaningful, respectful and appropriate way.
PC28 Be able to draw on knowledge from building sciences and technology, environmental sciences and behavioural and social sciences as part of preliminary design research and when developing the conceptual design to optimise the performance of the project.
PC29 Be able to develop and evaluate design options in terms of the heritage, cultural and community values embodied in the site, and in relation to project requirements.
PC32 Be able to apply planning principles and statutory planning requirements to the site and conceptual design of the project.


 Be able to integrate the material selection, structural and construction systems established in the conceptual design into the detailed design and documentation.
PC41 Be able to coordinate and integrate input from specialists and consultants into the detailed design and documentation.
PC42 Be able to prepare planning applications that comply with planning regulations.
PC46 Be able to produce project documentation that meets the requirements of the contract and procurement process and complies with regulatory controls, building standards and codes, and conditions of construction and planning approvals.

Be able to continue engagement with relevant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples throughout all stages of the project and its delivery in a meaningful, respectful and appropriate way.
PC51 Be able to provide advice to clients and lead (or contribute to) the process of selecting a qualified contractor in accordance with the agreed procurement method and construction contract.
PC53 Be able to provide advice to clients on the impact of a selected procurement method on cost, time, life cycle implications and quality control during the construction phase.
PC54 Be able to monitor construction progress and quality as required under the provisions of the construction contract, which may include site visits




As a practicing architect and director of Alice Hampson Architect for over 18 years, Hampson’s work has been diverse, ranging from collaborative participation in government and major institutional projects, to small domestic and commercial projects. Hampson's work is informed by innovation in design. Championing, recognising and creating good works and built environments is paramount to practice.

Her work has received National and International recognition and she has given invited lectures in Australia, and Abroad and was the keynote speaker at the Women in Architecture Conference in Perth.

She has been an assessor for Cultural Heritage with Department of Environment and Resource Management and is an architectural historian and history expert specialising in mid-Twentieth Century architecture. Regional architecture, both current and historical is Hampson's expert field of research.




Melissa Hughes is a Practice Director and Senior Designer at Wilson Architects, she leads the Cultural, Heritage and Adaptive Re-use Portfolio. 

Melissa has been in the architectural profession for seventeen years, and gained experience across all facets of the project process. Project delivery is her passion, working collaboratively with rigour to achieve resolution. Melissa is a member of ICOMOS and Her interest in enduring architecture centres on adaptive re-use, to foster sustainable architectural outcomes. What inspires her work is researching cultural stories and how these can be reflected in a design response to heighten connection with place and create unexpected delight.




George Phillips has over twenty-five years’ experience in heritage architecture and has worked on many significant historic buildings and sites in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. His experience includes adaptive reuse, building fabric conservation, building refurbishment works, the preparation of conservation management plans, urban heritage studies, feasibility reports and heritage assessments.  




Mat received his architectural education in both Tasmania and abroad, and registered as an Architect in Tasmania in 2011. In 2018 he was awarded the Tasmanian Emerging Architects Prize for his contribution to the profession. 

Driven and committed to a high-quality design outcome, Mat has a nuanced and technically astute architectural mind, and seeks sensitive, rigorous and affordable design outcomes. He has held teaching and associate lecturing and examiner positions at the University of Tasmania for over a decade, and has taught in a number of institutions internationally.  




David Burton is a Director of Williams Burton Leopardi a multiple Institute and DIA award winning studio.  

David has served on the SA Chapter Council, its Planning Committee member and has served many years as a student mentor. The studio’s home, the Darling Building is a tribute to the benefits of adaptive reuse and has won multiple South Australian architecture awards including the 2018 Keith Neighbour Award for Commercial Architecture, 2018 David Saunders Award for Heritage, the 2018 Award for Sustainable Architecture and the 2018 City of Adelaide Prize People’s Choice Award. 




Dimmity is a registered Architect with extensive experience on award winning commercial, residential and hospitality projects. Graduating from Curtin University with honours, Dimmity joined spaceagency architects in 1995 and since that time she has made a significant contribution to the evolution of the practice. Dimmity has considerable experience in the roles of design architect and project architect, managing the design, documentation and administration of a diverse range of complex architectural projects from design through construction phase. She has gained skills in coordinating project teams, working with consultants and client liaison.

Dimmity has been a key member of the design team for numerous awarded projects including the ‘Petition’ hospitality venues at ‘The State Buildings’ in Perth CBD; an independent traveller hotel, ‘Alex Hotel’ in Northbridge; restaurant ‘Bread in Common’ in Fremantle – winner of several AIA State and National awards; The Premier Mill Hotel in Katanning, which has also received both State and National architecture awards..


Non Members $149
Members $99
Graduate Members $70
SONA Members $19                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


What Do I Do Next?

1.     You will receive an automated registration email upon purchase. Follow the link in this email to take you to the course material on our online CPD platform.
2. You may have to click the green "log in via members site"  button to log into the online CPD platform. (Please do not input your credentials into the CPD site. Instead, to log in hit the “log in via members site” green button). You may be redirected to our members portal to log in with your credentials there.
3. Accept the T&Cs if it is your first time on the online platform, and hit “my dashboard” to find your purchased course.
4. Undertake your course at your own pace.
5. Once you have completed all the course material, you will be prompted to complete your assessment and feedback, after which your formal CPD certificate will be made available.