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GML’s Year in Review: 2017

It’s been a big year at GML, with an expanded team, new senior staff and several award-winning projects.

Our talented consultants promoted heritage conservation as part of livability and contemporary urbanism. We reimagined and reinvigorated places through history and heritage connected to community values. Along with our great projects, throughout 2017 GML staff have played key roles in industry forums and speaking events in Australia and internationally.

Merger with Context

GML and Context, Melbourne, formally merged in October 2017. We are delighted to have Vanessa Walker and Annabel Neylon leading the team. In the new year, GML and Context will get started on a cultural values assessment for the Yarra River, and a cultural landscape management plan for the World Heritage inscribed convict site Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA), Norfolk Island.

With Context we share a commitment to providing heritage advice and services founded on bold thinking, intellectual rigour, industry best practice and effective community engagement.

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Award-Winning Work

Our team was thrilled to receive the following awards in 2017:

NT Heritage Awards - Greg, Sharon

We were also nominees for the Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards in the ACT and NSW for the Harbour Mill apartments and the Florey Building at the Australian National University (formerly the John Curtin School of Medical Research).

We were also pleased to be associated with the following award-winning projects:

Events and Sponsorships

The story of Modernism as a part of our design history captured our imagination. In Sydney and Canberra, we helped get the word out about the state of our heritage, as well as supporting archaeological research. Here’s some highlights for the year:

Caroline Butler-Bowden, Sharon Veale and Rebecca Hawcroft gathered around mid-century furniture supplied by Ken Neale.

Caroline Butler-Bowden, Sharon Veale and Rebecca Hawcroft gathered around mid-century furniture supplied by Ken Neale at the launch of The Other Moderns.

Key Projects

We were honoured to work with our clients on a range of interesting, challenging and engaging projects to discover, conserve and interpret our heritage.

  • Archaeological works at Arthur Phillip High School, Parramatta, captured the attention of the TV crews, with an interview and a site tour by GML’s Abi Cryerhall and Tim Owen.
  • –More digging at Spring Street in Melbourne.
  • –Successful Conservation Management Plans were delivered for iconic Sydney sites including The Mint, First Government House, and The Observatory.
  • –More from Canberra, including the first Conservation Management Plan for Giralang Primary School for ACT Education and a Conservation Management Plan for the Canberra Brickworks Precinct.
  • –Heritage Management Plans were delivered for significant sites such as Australia House, London, and the Ambassador’s Residence, Washington, for DFAT (draft stage); the High Court and National Gallery of Australia Precinct for the National Capital Authority; and a range of Department of Finance sites (currently underway).

Excavation Director Abi Cryerhall leads a tour of the site with the GML team. The sandstone footings in the foreground are of the western wing of the Parramatta Convict Barracks, built in 1820.Excavation Director Abi Cryerhall leads a tour of the Arthur Phillip High School site. The sandstone footings in the foreground are of the western wing of the Parramatta Convict Barracks, built in 1820.

Thanks for your support and interest throughout 2017.

We are looking forward to another exciting year in 2018, starting with the launch of our new website. Stay tuned!