SQC Architecture believes that every generation has a responsibility to be good stewards of our built environment, to provide opportunity for future generations to connect to their history through the stories that buildings and places tell.
We offer a range of Heritage services to assist owners and managers of historic places understand the significance of the places in their care, and how to ensure that this significance is protected and enhanced in their ongoing use and management of the place.
We are able to offer the following range of Services to owners and managers of heritage places.
SIGNIFICANCE ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING
Preliminary Heritage Assessment
Places of potential heritage significance are required by many authorities to have a preliminary assessment of their significance completed prior to any works being undertaken. The purpose of the assessment is to determine whether the place, or any of its elements, or context are of cultural significance and whether further assessment is required before changes occur to the place.
Conservation Management Plans (CMP)
CMP are prepared for places where a previous assessment or listing on a heritage register has determined the place has cultural significance. The CMP will more clearly define the significance of the place, and establish policies, opportunities and constraints for its longer term conservation and use consistent with the applicable legislation and the requirements of authorities and other stakeholders.
Heritage Management Plans (HMP)
Are prepared for Commonwealth owned or Controlled places where a previous assessment or listing has determined the place has cultural significance. The HMP will more clearly define the significance of the place and establish policies, opportunities and constraints for its longer term conservation consistent with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act) and the National or Commonwealth Heritage Management Principles. The HMP will also consider the requirements of authorities and needs of other stakeholders.
Heritage Register and Legislation Advice
We are familiar with the suite of Commonwealth and State Heritage legislation and can provide advice on its application to the management of your property or provide pre-purchase advice on listed heritage places or places in heritage precincts.
HERITAGE DESIGN SERVICES
Conservation and Restoration
SQC Architects provide a full range of conversation design and documentation services through the resources of our Architects, Architectural Technicians and Interior Designers.
Providing for the continued usage of a heritage place sometimes requires finding an alternative appropriate use. A successful Heritage outcome requires the application of sound conservation expertise with innovative and sensitive architectural and interior design skills; all of which are offered by SQC Architecture.