Victorian Heritage Services Directory

NBRS Heritage has been involved in heritage architecture and conservation for more than 30 years. Our highly trained group of accredited specialist professionals with related architectural qualifications can provide the full range of heritage consulting services.

Under the direction of Samantha Polkinghorne, NBRS adopts the principles of the Australian ICOMOS Burra Charter for places of Cultural Significance and the Guidelines of Heritage Victoria to assist clients and their consultants in heritage planning, management, conservation and adaptive reuse.

NBRS Heritage discipline is committed to delivering best practice in the management of cultural heritage places. Our projects and consultancy are centred on delivering timely, accurate and sensitive and place-oriented solutions which allow the ongoing conservation, adaptation, management and use of places of cultural heritage significance.

NBRS offer the following professional services:

Heritage Advisory Services:

  • Heritage Planning and Statutory
  • Controls Advice
  • Due Diligence Reports
  • Heritage Assessment
  • Historic Research
  • Heritage Impact Statements
  • Conservation Management Plans
  • Conservation Management Strategies
  • Heritage Impact Statements
  • Development advice
  • Asset Management Plans
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Interpretation Plans

Heritage Documentation:

  • Conservation Works Documentation
  • Conservation Works Schedules
  • Conservation Works
  • Specifications
  • Maintenance Schedules
  • Exempt Works Applications
  • Coordination of specialist sub-consultants
  • Archival Photographic Recording
  • Measured Drawings

Adaptive Reuse & Building Compliance Upgrades:

  • Heritage Conservation Advisory Services
  • Design and Documentation
  • Infill Development
  • Coordination of specialist sub-consultants
  • Fire and accessibility upgrades
  • Air conditioning and mechanical services review
  • Building code compliance

The range of our clients and the variety of the projects in which we have successfully been involved over many years are testimony to the credibility of our professional opinions and the quality of our work in the field of Heritage Conservation.

Professional Affiliations / Qualifications

Samantha Polkinghorne (Director / Heritage Practice Lead)

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor of Architecture
Master of Cultural Heritage

PROFESSIONAL AFFILLIATIONS:
ICOMOS Australia
DOCOMOMO
National Trust

Rosalie Mickan (Heritage Consultant)

QUALIFCATIONS:
Master of Urban  & Cultural Heritage
Bachelor of Arts in Art History (Hons First Class)
Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architectural Historia; English and Cultural Studies

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
Professional Historians Association Victoria & Tasmania (PHA)
ICOMOS Australia
DOCOMOMO
SAHANZ
Interpretation Australia

Sophie Bock (Associate / Heritage)

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Master of Urbanism (Heritage Conservation)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
ICOMOS Australia

Zach Nix (Senior Heritage Consultant)

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master of Heritage Conservation
Bachelor of Arts

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
ICOMOS Australia
Heritage Asia-Pacific

Christiane Moodie (Senior Heritage Consultant)

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor of Architectural Design
Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation (in progress)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
ICOMOS Australia
The National Association of Women in Construction

Nicole Cama (Senior Historian)

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (History)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
Professional Historians Association (PHA)
Interpretation Australia
Oral History NSW

NBRS & Partners Pty Ltd

Samantha Polkinghorne

Suite 1, Level 4
325 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

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