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The Capitol, undergoing refurbishment.
News | Linda Cheng | 3 Jun 2019

Griffins’ Capitol Theatre restored, reopened

Melbourne’s Capitol Theatre, originally designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin in 1924, has been restored by Six Degrees Architects.

Illustrative design of the La Mama rebuild by Cottee Parker Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 May 2019

‘Simple and restrained’ post-fire rebuild of Melbourne’s La Mama Theatre

Meg White, an architect with a 25-year background in set design and performance, is behind the design of the new La Mama Theatre.

Footscray Psychiatric Centre, designed circa 1969 by an unknown architect.
News | Josh Harris | 13 May 2019

Campaign to save the brutalist Footscray Psychiatric Centre

The National Trust and a brutalism-loving photographer are campaigning for a psychiatric centre in Footscray to be heritage-listed.

Bidura Metropolitan Remand Centre by the NSW Government Architect’s Office, led by J.W. (Ian) Thomson.
News | Josh Harris | 10 May 2019

Brutalist Bidura children’s court to be demolished after council appeal fails

A NSW court has rejected the City of Sydney’s appeal against a 2018 decision allowing a developer to demolish the Bidura Children’s Court and Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC).

Chris Fox, Interloop, installation view, Wynyard Station (2017).
Award | 25 Mar 2019

National Trust Heritage Awards

The National Trust Heritage Awards are the signature event of the Australian Heritage Festival and are now in their 25th year of recognising heritage projects.

The proposed redevelopment of Edith Cavell building by Elevation Architecture.
News | Josh Harris | 20 Feb 2019

Designs unveiled for the redevelopment of heritage buildings in Brisbane’s Herston Quarter

A development application has been submitted for the heritage precinct within Australian Unity’s Herston Quarter in central Brisbane.

The redeveloped Macquarie Centre by NH Architecture and Hames Sharley.
News | Josh Harris | 4 Feb 2019

NH Architecture, Hames Sharley designed mall halted in favour of ice rink

The developer of a Sydney shopping mall has frozen redevelopment plans following widespread community backlash over the proposed demolition of an existing ice rink.

The Sirius building by Tao Gofers, 1979.
Discourse | Shaun Carter and Alex Greenwich and 2 others | 25 Jan 2019

Selling Sirius would be a ‘grave mistake’

Clover Moore, Shaun Carter, Alex Greenwich and Jamie Parker have penned an open letter asking the NSW premier to reconsider the sale of the Sirius building in this open letter.

Munro development by Bates Smart and Six Degrees Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 22 Jan 2019

Work begins on Munro development at Queen Vic Market

Construction has begun on the large-scale community and residential development of a site adjacent to the historic Queen Victoria Markets in central Melbourne.

Grant House by Peter McIntyre (1956).
News | Linda Cheng | 18 Jan 2019

Peter McIntyre Beaumaris house recommended for heritage listing

A mid-century modernist house in Melbourne, one of Peter McIntyre’s innovative and experimental bowstring truss designs, has been recommended for state heritage listing.

The Old Synagogue proposal by Arcadia Design Studio.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 15 Jan 2019

Historic former Fremantle synagogue to become hospitality venue

Perth-based Arcadia Design Studio has reimagined a historic former synagogue in Fremantle into a cluster of bars and restaurants.

Bowden House by Harry Seidler (1954).
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 9 Jan 2019

Seidler house owners fight heritage listing

The owners of a house in Canberra designed by modernist architect Harry Seidler have launched a legal challenge to have its recent heritage listing overturned.

The proposed Nihon University campus at the former Newcastle courthouse by Azusa Sekkei.
News | Linda Cheng | 19 Dec 2018

Former Newcastle courthouse to become Japanese university campus

The heritage-listed former Newcastle courthouse will be transformed into a English language school for Japanese exchange students.

Bowden House by Harry Seidler (1954).
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 23 Nov 2018

Seidler’s Bowden House added to ACT Heritage Register

The ACT Heritage Council has added a Canberra house designed by Harry Seidler to its heritage register.

Bidura Metropolitan Remand Centre by the NSW Government Architect's Office, led by J.W. (Ian) Thomson.
News | Patrick Hunn | 19 Nov 2018

Court approves demolition of brutalist former children’s court in Sydney

The demolition of a brutalist former court building in Sydney’s Glebe has been approved following a ruling in the New South Wales Land and Environment Court.

Indicative image of University of Sydney Parramatta/Westmead campus.
News | Patrick Hunn | 14 Nov 2018

University of Sydney’s proposed Western Sydney campus shakes up plans for Parramatta heritage precinct

The NSW government has announced an agreement with the University of Sydney to make a $500 million investment in the planning and construction of a campus in Parramatta/Westmead in Western Sydney.

The Commercial Travellers Association Club building on the corner of the MLC Centre plaza, designed by Harry Seidler.
News | Josh Harris | 5 Nov 2018

Nine Sydney modernist masterpieces put forward for heritage protection

The City of Sydney has recommended that eight post-war buildings and a 1950s “playground sculpture” be granted heritage protection following a heritage study focusing on the modern movement.

Gaden House interior, from Gruzman, an architect and his city by Philip Goad (2006).
News | Patrick Hunn | 24 Oct 2018

Heritage protection on the cards for imperiled Neville Gruzman office

A Sydney council is poised to vote on whether to pursue heritage protection of a mid-century modernist office building designed by Neville Gruzman.

308 Exhibition Street by Cox Architecture and Fender Katsalidis.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 22 Oct 2018

Construction begins on dual 60-storey towers on Melbourne CBD edge

Work has begun on a pair of towers by Fender Katsalidis and Cox Architecture that neighbour the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.

Federation Square by Lab Architecture Studio and Bates Smart.
News | Linda Cheng | 18 Oct 2018

Fed Square recommended for heritage protection

The executive director of the Heritage Victoria has recommended that Federation Square should be included on the Victorian Heritage Register.