In this leading presentation, Luke Pendergast critically reflects on the Burra Charter (The Australian ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance, 2013) and its implication for managing heritage places in Queensland. Further, Luke provides insight into the role of Dr. Karl Langer in promoting modernist architecture in Subtropical Queensland and introduces the West's Showroom Case Study via the site walk-through. This presentation is enriched with a real-time video shooting of the premises before the next redevelopment and sustainable retrofitting in 2024.
SPEAKER - LUKE PENDERGAST
HERITAGE ARCHITECT, PRINCIPAL, PENDERGAST ARCHITECTS
Luke is an architect and heritage consultant based in Brisbane who conserves historic buildings and places. He has practiced in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Germany, and Ethiopia and established his reputation as an accomplished architect and conservation author, reflected in his portfolio of work and diversity of projects.
A graduate of the University of Queensland, Luke became a registered architect during his internship at the Architectural Practice Academy through the Department of Public Works. He joined Riddel Architecture in 2009 prior to its merge with Conrad Garget and has led each project he has been involved with. A key focus of his work ethic is targeting project success through a process of detailed planning, precedent benchmarking, rigorous designing and collaboration between consultants, contractors and the client to ensure project objectives are achieved. An active member of the Australian Institute of Architects, being the current chair of the Queensland Chapter’s Heritage Committee, Jury Captain of the AIA Queensland Heritage Awards, member of ICOMOS and past co-organizer of Brisbane design speaking events.