Victorian Heritage Services Directory

The Beehive Group ATF The Martin Family Trust Trading as Eric Martin & Associates

Access ConsultantConservation ArchitectureHeritage ConsultantHeritage Interpretation

Eric Martin and Associates are architects, access consultants and heritage consultants, based in Canberra ACT. EMA offers a full range of architectural services with additional expertise in Heritage & Access for people with disabilities.  Eric Martin has developed a national and international reputation for his work in the areas of access and heritage buildings.

EMA is a prominent and influential industry leader in conservation work in the ACT and region, plus technical aspects of heritage work. EMA has an extensive awareness of the legal framework in which such work must be undertaken. Heritage work includes the provision of technical and, or specialist conservation and restoration advice and the adaptive reuse of buildings.  Eric Martin has a Masters Degrees in Building Conservation and over 45 years experience in this interesting and multi-disciplined field.

EMA is distinctively placed to provide advice and design solutions to create and improve access for people with disabilities, to buildings and places. This includes access audits, advice on code requirements, reviews of design and documentation and particularly access to Heritage Buildings. EMA are the leading access consultants in Canberra, with specialised personnel with many years experience.

Professional Affiliations / Qualifications


Member of the Order of Australia

Life Fellow of the RAIA

Master of the Built Environment (Building Conservation)

University of New South Wales, 1980

Bachelor of Architecture (Honours), University of Melbourne, 1972

Professional Affiliations:

Fellow, Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) 1992 – 2013, Life Fellow (2013 – )

Senior Councilor of Australian Institute of Architects (2000 – )

Australian Institute of Architects Nominee on UIA Regional IV Architecture Heritage Committee (2009 – )

President of National Trust of Australia (ACT) Council (2004 – 2013) (Vice President (1988 – 1991), (2001 – 2004). Member (1982 – present).

Chairman of National Trust of Australia (ACT) Classification Sub-Committee (1984 – 1987) Member (1981 – 2004). Member of Heritage Committee (2004 – )

National Trust of Australia (ACT) representative on St John’s Church Building Fund 2006 – ), All Saint’s Church Building Fund (2207 – ) and Manning Clarke House (2020 – )

Chairman of the Heritage Council of the ACT (1992 – 5), Member (1992 – 1997)

Chairman of the ACT Heritage Committee (1989-92) Deputy Chairman (1986 – 1989)

Chairman of Ministerial Committee to undertake community consultation and report on future use of Tuggeranong Homestead 1994

Member of Australian Institute of Architects National Heritage Committee (2001-2009). Chairman (2008-2009), Deputy Chairman (2003 – 2008). Special Advisor to the Institute’s National Heritage Task Force (2009 – 2011). National Heritage Committee (2020 – ).

Member ACT Minister for Urban Services Access and Planning Advisory Committee (2000 – 2005) Chairman 2004 – 2005 (Committee disbanded in 2005)

Member of the Australian Council of National Trust Board (2002 – 2013)

Member of Steering Committee & Interim Board (1995). Director, Treasurer, AusHeritage (1996 – 1998)

Member ACT Historic Places Advisory Committee (2003 – 2010)

Member of NSW Heritage Office Fire Access Services Advisory Panel (2006 – 2015)

Member of Canberra Civic Working Group (1996 – 1999)

Member of Australian Institute of Architects (ACT Chapter) Heritage Committee (1988 – )

Member of DOCOMOMO International, (July 2000 – )

Member of Australia ICOMOS (1981 – )

Member of the Association of Preservation Technology (International) (1988 – )

Member of National Trust of Australia (ACT) Publications Committee (1990 – 1999)

Member of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand (1989 – ), Committee Member (1989/90)

Member Garden History Society (1985 – )

Member Royal Australian Historical Society & Canberra & District Historical Society (1981 – )

National Trust of Australia (ACT) representative on St John’s Church Building Fund (2006 – ) and All Saints Church Building Fund (2007 – ). Manning Clark Home (2020 – )

Member of Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee for Energy and Sustainability (NSCES) (2014 -)

Member NSW Heritage Office – Technical Conservation Committee (2016 – )

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