Australian Institute of Architects
Award and Jury commendation
AWARD FOR HERITAGE CONSERVATION - 2023
ST SAVIOUR'S CATHEDRAL | MICHAEL FOX ARCHITECTS
St Saviours Cathedral in Goulburn is an important Edmund Blacket building dating from 1874 with State Heritage Listing. The seemingly modest work that has been undertaken belies the complexity, restraint, important stewardship, and leadership demonstrated by the Community and their Architect.
The project exemplifies the ongoing commitment required to protect and conserve important heritage items. Particularly commendable, is that this project has been driven by a local community at a grass-roots level, who simply love this building.
Beginning with a thoroughly researched and comprehensive Conservation Management Plan, the architects have brought an extremely high level of experience and skill to this project.
Engaging with exceptionally specialised conservation trades, has produced high quality conservation of stonework and stained glass – altogether a vastly specialised knowledge base within the accumulated team.
This project is truly an ongoing labour of love, and the jury were impressed by the commitment shown to date.