Francesca Cooper is a heritage consultant with a background in architecture and urban planning.
She is currently studying a Masters of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at Deakin University. Francesca also holds a Masters of Architecture and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning.
She has provided heritage advice, liaised with clients and prepared heritage reports on a number of heritage projects. Francesca has been involved with several highly significant projects that included nationally listed heritage places. She has experience preparing heritage impact statements, conservation management plans and archival recordings.
She has a strong stakeholder and client focus, which have been developed throughout her career in both government and non-government roles. In addition, Francesca held employment as a policy officer with the Planning Institute of Australia and as a research assistant at Geoscience Australia. She also worked at the University of Canberra as a sessional tutor for ‘The History of Australian Architecture’ subject. These experiences have given Francesca excellent architectural understanding and research skills that now enhance her as a heritage consultant.
‘To me, heritage is about connection; connection to the past, the future and to the community. A built environment that values these connections helps to enrich everyday life.’
Master of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies, Deakin University (currently undertaking)
Master of Architecture, University of Canberra
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Canberra
Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Queensland
Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Architecture), University of Queensland