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Ruth is a registered architect with experience in architectural design, documentation, administering contracts, project management and research. Ruth has been involved with large commercial projects, repair and conservation work and providing heritage advice to private clients and government organisations.
Ruth is passionate about the cultural, environmental, and economic sustainability of historic sites. She is a 2013 International Specialised Skills Institute fellow and received funding to research heritage protection and environmental sustainability of post-war buildings in New York City.
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As heritage professionals we are responsible for conserving generations of tangible and intangible knowledge, for future generations to learn from and enjoy. We are also responsible for listening and questioning: whose heritage are we protecting? What biases do we hold that prevent us from promoting heritage in an equitable and inclusive manner? I love the ways in which being a conservation architect makes me question the footprint I leave on this planet.
Bachelor of Design (Architecture) with distinction, Deakin University, Australia
Master of Architecture, University of Melbourne, Australia
Registered Architect, Victoria, Australia (18147)
PhD candidate, Melbourne University, Australia (Melbourne School of Design) 2017-2019 Research Area: “Heritage and sustainability: optimising and valuing the environmental performance of historic buildings’’
Australia ICOMOS: Member + National Scientific Committee on Energy and Sustainability
National Trust (Victoria): Member + Buildings & Estates Committee
Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand: Member + Heritage Special Interest Section