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About Us
Principal Consultant - Bruce Dawbin
  • B Arch (UNSW) 1974
  • Associate of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects
  • NSW Registered Architect No 3723
Bruce Dawbin, present positions
  • Practising heritage consultant, listed with the NSW Heritage Office
  • Heritage Advisor position for Lane Cove Council for the past twelve years,
  • Member of Australia ICOMOS, the peak policy making body for cultural heritage through administration of the Burra Charter.

Past positions and associations

  • Heritage Advisor for Shoalhaven City Council for seven years until 2001
  • Member National Trust Committees; the Industrial Archaeology Committee and the Historic Buildings Committee for the Hunter Region,
  • Presented adult education courses for the WEA in building conservation
  • Technical Specialist, conservation, and heritage architect,
  • Australian Construction Services (pre 1994)
  • Supervising Architect of the Glebe Housing Estate Project

Profile of Practice

Dawbin Architects is a general architectural practice and heritage consultancy. The practice specialises in heritage assessment, documentation and reporting for public buildings, residences, industrial, railway, military, and mining sites. The wide range of work undertaken by the practice is founded on 30 years experience of Bruce Dawbin, both in private practice and in the government sector.


Architecture and Heritage

Dawbin Architects has provided services to clients since 1994 in the following areas:

Heritage consultancy:
Architectural practice:
  • Cultural heritage assessment and management
  • Conservation Management Plans and Heritage Impact Statements
  • Technical advice on conservation
  • Reporting and documentation of conservation projects
  • Preparation of listings and inventories and co-ordination of heritage studies
  • Consultation with government authorities such as the NSW Heritage Office, Australian Heritage Commission and local councils
  • Heritage advisor roles including assessment of Development Applications and advice to applicants and the community
  • Heritage assessment and analysis of redevelopment sites
  • Archival surveys, documentation and measured drawings
  • Interpretation of heritage sites
  • Design and construction of infill projects and adaptive reuse of redundant structures
  • Documentation of conservation projects and heritage management

  • Residential design
  • Small scale commercial
  • Adaptive reuse of redundant structures
  • Project management
  • Small scale commercial development
  • Office interiors


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