6 Dec 2022

Urbis welcomes new Director, Marc Beattie to the Perth Heritage team.

A heritage professional, Marc joins with 15 years of experience in both Western Australia and United Kingdom. His skills and experiences relate to the profession of heritage management and how it intersects with the fields of town planning, sustainable urban design, cultural engagement and building conservation.

His role at Urbis is to establish a strong market presence for the Urbis heritage offering in WA, by building a team providing expert specialist advice for the full spectrum of heritage related services. This includes drawing on our national expertise in the fields of archaeology, architecture, engagement and spatial analytics as well as leading the way in WA for heritage planning, building conservation and strategic heritage advisory services.

The positive effects of conserving built, cultural and natural heritage are well documented and there is opportunity for us to look at how they can be managed holistically either within the local and state planning frameworks or for specific historic urban and cultural landscapes’.

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Marc is prepared to address some important challenges in his role at Urbis. With the most important being climate change as it continues to impact on heritage places due to environmental changes such as coastal erosion, bushfire and increased rainfall. All which can have catastrophic effects if not appropriately understood and managed.

Equally there is a responsibility for heritage buildings to play a role in sustainable energy production for the long-term viability of these assets.

Marc says “Conservation and adaptive re-use of existing buildings is an inherently sustainable process.  With Australia striving to meet its de-carbonisation targets we can retain more of the existing buildings and capture the embodied energy used to construct them.”

Marc has previously been a board member of Heritage Perth and the City of Perth Cultural Advisory Panel, and more recently has become an affiliate member of the Australian Institute of Architects and sits as a specialist member of the City of Vincent Design Review Panel.

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Director, Jonathan Bryant says “We are so excited to have Marc on board to expand our unique offering. He brings a wealth of knowledge, being on the board of Heritage Skills Association (WA) and ICOMOS Australia Fabric Committee where he shares those experiences with other Australian experts in the field.”

Marc is now part of the Urbis National Heritage Team – our highly experienced team, qualified in heritage conservation, architecture, archaeology, landscaping, museum studies, and heritage interpretation.

Please reach out to the team if you are ready to collaborate!

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