matthews and matthews architects - architectural conservation and adaption of historic buildings, general services
Conservation architecture and heritage management

We have considerable experience in the adaptive re-use of heritage buildings. This often involves incorporating new services and earthquake strengthening as well as making alterations and additions that are sensitive to the age and character of the structure. Our experience in this area means we have developed skills in both traditional and contemporary building methods and technologies.

Heritage studies for urban centres
Matthews & Matthews Architects Ltd have prepared heritage studies for a number of urban centres that allow a better understanding of the history of the area and to develop a database of significant buildings and sites. We have worked with a number of local authorities and local communities to identify and assess the areas that provide a tangible link between past, present and future, assisting in the process of developing strategies for managing historic urban centres

Heritage management process
We can assist with assessments of effects for heritage projects and give assistance with the resource consent process. Communication with heritage authorities at an early stage of a project can help streamline the consent process. We have experience with submissions to plan changes, making presentations to council hearings as well as appearing as expert witness in legal proceedings related to heritage issues.

Heritage colour schemes
Investigation of original or early colour schemes can assist in rediscovering the architectural qualities of historic buildings. Matthews & Matthews Architects Ltd have investigated and prepared numerous colour schemes for heritage buildings including the award-winning reinstatement of the 1950s colour scheme at the Parnell Baths. Recent colour schemes include reinstating original colours at the Leyes Institute in Ponsonby as well as some of interior colours found at the Pah Homestead.

|   Conservation projects
Matthews & Matthews Architects Ltd   |  Alberton Historic House Alberton
Matthews & Matthews Architects Ltd   |  Victoria Park Lodge The Caretaker's Cottage, Victoria Park
Auckland Domain Nursery Glasshouses
 
Matthews & Matthews Architects Ltd
Level 1, 63 Pitt St, Auckland 1010
PO Box 108-166, Symonds St., Auckland 1150
t   +64 9 379 2282   |   f   +64 9 349 2251   |   email  info@mmarchitects.co.nz
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