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Bryce Raworth

Director, Bryce Raworth Pty Ltd
Conservation • Urban Design
19 Victoria Street, St Kilda VIC 3182
Bryce Raworth is an architectural historian and conservation consultant with a keen interest in both the ancient and modern worlds. He has lectured at Melbourne University on the history of architecture, including the rise of modernism, and in private practice has been recognised for his work in the conservation of historic buildings.

Bryce has traveled widely in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, with his focus varying from time to time between architecture, art and archaeology.  He completed several seasons as an archaeologist in Syria in the 1980s, and followed up his Master of Architecture degree with studies in conservation in Rome.  He has a degree in Classics and Fine Arts, and a love of historical and contemporary literature.

Bryce has worked with issues relating to heritage and conservation since the mid-1980s, and has specialised in this area since establishing his own consultant practice in 1991. His office provides a range of heritage services, including the assessment of the significance of sites, preparation of design and/or restoration advice for interventions into significant buildings, and detailed advice regarding the resolution of technical problems relating to deteriorating or damaged building fabric.  He and his office act as heritage advisors to a number of inner metropolitan councils in Melbourne.

From 2004-2011 Raworth was a member of the Official Establishments Trust, which advised on the conservation and improvement of Admiralty House and Kirribilli House in Sydney and Government House and The Lodge in Canberra.  As a member of the former Historic Buildings Council in Victoria, Bryce has been involved with the registration and permit processes for many historic buildings.

Whenever possible, Bryce and his wife Isobel Williams devote their time to the restoration and enjoyment of an historic homestead, Coriyule, at Curlewis in Victoria, and to the rejuvenation of the gardens to the homestead.