HBO+EMTB provides design solutions that respect and conserve heritage significance whilst realising the opportunities presented by adaptive re-use.

Preservation of our built heritage must be understood in context.
As environments evolve, opportunities arise to adapt old buildings to new compatible uses, and to counterpoint fine historic architecture with quality contemporary design.

Our commitment to heritage conservation is balanced by appreciation of contemporary architectural practice and of the broader issues of place making and land use.

HBO+EMTB assists clients at all phases of the process from heritage assessments and conservation management plans to new works in heritage contexts and adaptive re-use.

Featured Projects

Edmund Barton Building, Canberra
The Lodge, Canberra
GPO, Perth
Kyneton Police Station, Melbourne
High Court of Australia, Canberra
Australian Catholic University, Sydney
University of Sydney Holme Building, Sydney
Ballarat Mechanics Institute, Melbourne