Niche’s growing multidisciplinary team includes more than 25 heritage consultants with expertise in the management of Australian Aboriginal, historical and built heritage.
Our heritage team’s broad range of experience and technical knowledge enables us to provide our clients with a complete package of services to manage the heritage aspects of any project – including specialist advice on legislative requirements, archaeological excavations, desktop and site assessments, conservation management strategies, consultation and liaison with Traditional Owners, community stakeholders and regulators.
Niche welcomes built heritage experts in NSW and QLD
During the past 12 months, we have strengthened our built heritage management capabilities by welcoming two senior specialists to the Niche team.
“The addition of these two well-regarded senior built heritage specialists to our team demonstrates Niche’s commitment to providing our clients with well-considered and practical heritage solutions that meet the needs of projects while respecting and conserving built heritage for our communities across NSW and QLD,” said Lawrence Smith, NSW Regional and National Markets Manager.
Dr Tanya Park BA, BArch, Grad Dip Ed, PhD
Experienced Built Heritage Consultant – NSW
Tanya is recognised globally as an expert in wooden architecture having lived, worked and presented across Europe, USA and Japan. Tanya brings skills in adaptive reuse and historical analysis of heritage buildings. She represents Australia on the ICOMOS International Wood Committee, and the UNESCO advisory group. Tanya’s PhD examined the fabric analysis and material authenticity of historic wooden structures in Japan.
““I believe adaptive re-use of historic structures works best when site and place are considered, bringing effective outcomes for clients.”Dr Tanya Park, Built Heritage Specialist – NSW
Tanya’s interests extend to the effect of climate change on heritage conservation, and she is the representative for the Wood Committee on the ICOMOS Climate Change Working Group. Tanya is also co-author of the Australia Chapter of Heritage at Risk document, UNESCO, 2021, a UNESCO document incorporating all countries for ‘ICOMOS World Reports on Monuments and Sites in Danger – World Report 2016-2020.’
Tanya’s flagship projects have included conservation works pertaining to the preservation of the Clock Tower at Sydney Central Railway Station as well as several projects involved with mining exploration and associated consents.
Stewart Armstrong B Arch
Practice Leader & Heritage Architect – QLD
Stewart is Niche’s built heritage practice lead in Queensland and is currently engaged as the heritage architect providing design advice for two major redevelopment projects in Brisbane – Queens Wharf and Herston Quarter.
Stewart is a registered architect and is passionate about the conservation, adaptation, interpretation and promotion of heritage places, and the design of new buildings in heritage contexts.
“I am passionate about helping clients find practical outcomes that conserve and celebrate heritage places ”Stewart Armstrong, Practice Lead & Heritage Architect – QLD
Stewart’s extensive experience comes from senior roles with the Queensland Government’s Heritage Branch, National Trust of Australia (Queensland) where he was Executive Director, and most recently in private consulting as the heritage architect for two major projects in Brisbane, Queens Wharf and Herston Quarter.
Find out more
Heritage management services
Herston Quarter – Heritage Architect
Queen’s Wharf Brisbane – Heritage Architect
Parramatta Square – Archaeological Excavations
Inland Rail Program – Heritage Management
Cross River Rail – Historical Archaeology
Meet our heritage consulting team:
John Gillen – Historical heritage specialist NSW
Stella Quast – Aboriginal heritage specialist NSW
Bridget Walker – Senior heritage consultant QLD
Would you like to join our team?
Due to a strong pipeline of interesting work for great clients, Niche is currently recruiting in NSW and Qld.
To find out more about current opportunities to join the Niche team, visit our Careers page.