Heritage HIIT 05: Award showcase - On Demand CPD

Heritage HIIT 05: Award showcase - On Demand CPD

Heritage HIIT 05 Awards showcase: Touring time and typology (On Demand)

2 Formal CPD Points
On Demand

The Heritage HIIT series is designed for non-heritage architects. In this instalment our panel of award winning architects and consultants takes us on a journey through four heritage projects representing a range of periods and typologies, including:

ANU Birch Building - presented by Emma Ludwig (Hassell) and Suzanne Zahra (Lovell Chen)
Walsh Bay Arts Precinct - presented by Peter Tonkin (Tonkin Zulaikha Greer) 
The Hedberg - presented by Peta Heffernan (LIMINAL Studio) 
Fremantle Town Hall - presented by Dinah Mujati (Hocking Heritage + Architecture)

This two hour webinar is equivalent to 2 formal CPD points.

Access to previous sessions in the the Heritage HIIT series is available on demand - See the links below: 

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

Image: ANU Birch Building | Photo by Mark Syke Photography



An instalment of the popular Heritage HIIT series for non-heritage architects; our panel of award winning architects and consultants takes us on a journey through four heritage projects representing a range of periods and typologies.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Identify fire impacts in the context of heritage buildings, in particular timber structures.  
  • Explain acoustic and thermal issues arising with lightweight heritage facades.
  • Reconcile egress requirements with minimal impact on heritage fabric.
  • Apply principles for balancing complex user needs and new functions while preserving significant interior spaces.
  • Describe how effective partnership across the project life cycle contributes to optimal outcomes for authority approvals and resolution of multiple user demands.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of EPBC Act processes and listings.
  • Describe key complexities in the adaptation of modern heritage buildings and challenges in their conservation.
  • Identify BCA compliance requirements in the heritage context.
  • Identify and evaluate the contribution of all parts of a heritage place (building, curtilage etc) to its significance.

NSCA 2015 Performance Criteria

This course will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the 2015 National Standard of Competency for Architects:

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

Identification, analysis and integration of information relevant to siting of project.
2.2 Application of principles controlling planning, development and design for the project site.

Application of creative imagination, aesthetic judgement and critical evaluation in formulating design options.
3.3 Design response incorporates assessment of the physical location and relevant wider regional, contextual and environmental issues.
3.4 Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards.

4.1 Evaluation of design options in relation to project requirements.
4.4 Inclusion of expertise of relevant specialists and consultants in developing the project design.
4.6 Investigation and integration of appropriate material selection for the project design.


NSCA 2021 Performance Criteria

This course will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the 2021 National Standard of Competency for Architects:

PC 12
 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.

PC 18
Be able to apply creative imagination, design precedents, research, emergent knowledge and critical evaluation in formulating and refining concept design options, including the exploration of three dimensional form and spatial quality.
PC 26 
Be able to undertake site, cultural and contextual analysis as part of preliminary design research. 
PC 29 Be able to develop and evaluate design options in terms of heritage, cultural and community values embodied in the site, and in relation to project requirements.

PC 39 
Be able to integrate the material selection, structural and construction systems established in the conceptual design into the detailed design and documentation.

Master of Ceremonies


Charles is a member of both the Queensland and National Heritage Committees at the Australian Institute of Architects and has worked previously in an assessment role for the Heritage Development Assessment team in the Queensland Department of Environment and Science. Charles is an ICOMOS Australia member and has a Masters in Architecture from the University of Queensland where he has undertaken work as a research assistant for the School of Architecture and some teaching, with particular emphasis on Queensland’s architectural history. Charles has worked at a number of small architectural practices in southeast Queensland including the Architectural Practice Academy within Queensland’s Housing and Public Works Department. In his work at Architectus Conrad Gargett, Charles works with clients to manage heritage impact and the application of construction methods for heritage conservation.



The firm has an international design, heritage and urban design reputation and has won over 120 design awards.  TZG has a wide range of experience from simple to complex buildings, heritage refurbishment and site planning, with a focus on civic and environmental responsibility.  Major works include the Australian War Memorial in London, the National Arboretum, Canberra, the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct in Sydney and major cultural buildings and urban projects across Australia.  Peter is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra, and an emeritus Trustee of the Historic Houses Trust of NSW.



Emma approaches all her projects with a level of intrigue and optimism about what can be created.  With over 13 years of industry experience, Emma has delivered a number of large scale buildings, and is experienced in planning through to delivery with a particular focus on early stage engagement.  Emma was the Hassell team leader on the recently completed ANU Birch Building Refurbishment which was awarded 8 local and National Architecture awards.  Having spent the early years of her career on site, Emma has a deep appreciation for the time-cost-quality relationship, consciously working towards producing the very best solution for her clients, while skilfully working alongside users to understand the way people experience buildings



Architect, senior heritage consultant and Lovell Chen associate principal Suzanne Zahra works on the adaptive reuse and/or refurbishment of large scale heritage complexes.  Central to her work is the assessment of the scope for adaptation, particularly for post-War structures.  Her combined experience in architecture and heritage gives her in-depth understanding of the issues relating to ongoing use and helps in the development of heritage management strategies.  She has more than 21 years experience in the provision of conservation and heritage management plans, heritage planning assessment and strategic advice - and sees architecture and heritage as integrated aspects of the built environment.  Both are about people, connection with and understanding of place.  Recently, she has been working on projects for the University of Melbourne and at the Australian National University, and on the heritage aspects of major infrastructure projects in Melbourne.




Peta is an architect and co-founding director of LIMINAL Studio, a creatively agile practice that integrates design and architecture with the disciplines interior design, furniture, object design, industrial design, art and production design.
Peta believes that the quality of the environment we operate in, its connectedness to place and people, stimulates creativity, impacts on our desire to visit or inhabit those places, as well as our productivity, health and general wellbeing.
Peta is passionate about pushing benchmarks and firmly believes that to create new design frontiers, collaboration across broader disciplines drives new thinking and empowers communities.



Dinah Mujati is an accomplished architect specialising in the conservation of Western Australia's unique heritage places.
She is a Director at Hocking Heritage + Architecture and has been instrumental in the delivery of many of the practice's notable projects, working collaboratively and with integrity to champion the careful management and repurposing of older buildings.  She is committed to the pursuit of knowledge and enjoys challenging past convictions and practices to get the best outcomes.  This level of investigation and discovery makes every project unique and engaging.  In her spare time, Dinah enjoys singing and jam sessions with other musical creatives.


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