Out and about

Lovell Chen goes forth
SHOWCASE EVENT / Tina Tam + Bob McDougall

Tina Tam Bob McDougall
New Architects Melbourne / NAM 43
Lovell Chen associate principle Tina Tam and associate Bob McDougall are taking part in a NAM 43 showcase presenting a series of architects that influence how we build things, specifically related material use, retrofit, reuse systems and sustainability. The venue is the newly retrofitted Sanders Place (NMBW and Finding Infinity) in Albert Street, Richmond. The four groups of speakers : Ellul Architecture/Manna Architects, Simulaa, Finding Infinity and Lovell Chen.
New Architects Melbourne
Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 6.30pm

DISCUSSION / Katherine White

Katherine White
VPELA : Planning at the Pub: Past, Present & Future
Katherine White is speaking at a VPELA event this month at the Clyde Hotel in Carlton — a discussion on the intersection of heritage preservation and urban development, exploring the value of Melbourne’s historic pubs. She will speak alongside Tom Birch (Sand Hill Road Group).
Victorian Planning & Environmental Law Association (VPELA)
Wednesday 17 April at 5.30pm
Bookings : www.vpela.org.au

GUEST LECTURE / Maxwell Bracher + Bob McDougall

Maxwell Bracher Bob McDougall
MSD, the University of Melbourne : Measured Drawings & Digital Heritage
Lovell Chen associates Maxwell Bracher and Bob McDougall — guest lecturers for the Melbourne School of Design course on measured drawings and documentation of heritage.
6 March 2024


Kai Chen
Living Building Challenge Design Competition : ILLUMANATE
Kai Chen is joining the judging panel for the Living Building Challenge Design Competition, which is run by the Living Future Institute of Australia in partnership with Development Victoria. It’s an ideas competition for a real building on a real site — a repurposed heritage building.
Living Future Institute of Australia
November 2023

TOUR / Peter Lovell

Peter Lovell
ICOMOS GA2023 post-symposium tour
Peter Lovell and Michelle Stevenson of Museums Victoria led ICOMOS GA2023 delegates through our award-winning Royal Exhibition Building Dome Promenade as part of the post-GA Cultural Landscapes of Victoria experience.
September 2023


Meighen Katz
ICOMOS GA2023 Scientific Symposium
Associate Meighen Katz presented her paper Attitude Problem: Vulnerability, Risk & the Retention of Dangerous Heritage at the ICOMOS GA2023 Scientific Symposium in Sydney, as part of the Resilience theme.
7 September 2023

CONFERENCE PAPER / Bob McDougall, Owen Evans Good, Angus Grant

Bob McDougall Owen Evans Good Angus Grant
ICOMOS GA2023 Scientific Symposium
Lovell Chen associate Bob McDougall and team members Owen Evans Good and Angus Grant presented their paper Building on the Past: Reframing Life Cycle Analysis for Heritage Practice at the ICOMOS GA2023 Scientific Symposium in Sydney, as part of the Heritage as Sustainability programme.
5 September 2023


Peter Lovell
EastEnders community organisation
In August Peter Lovell gave a talk on Wesley Place to EastEnders, the residents/community organisation representing the area bounded by Bourke, Spring, LaTrobe and Swanston streets in Melbourne’s CBD.
August 2023

WEBINAR / Suzanne Zahra

Suzanne Zahra
Australian Institute of Architects : Heritage HIIT Series
The June AIA bootcamp CPD webinar in the Heritage HIIT series (for non-heritage architects), was entitled Heritage Awards Showcase — Touring Time and Topology. Lovell Chen associate principal Suzanne Zahra presented the ANU Birch Building with Emma Ludwig from Hassell. Other presenters : Peter Tonkin (Tonkin Zulaikha Greer), Peta Heffernan (Liminal Studio) andDinah Mujati (Hocking Heritage + Architecture) … members.architecture.com.au
An Australian Institute of Architects event
13 June 2023

WEBINAR / led by Anne-Marie Treweeke

Anne-Marie Treweeke
CPD Webinar : Heritage Buildings and Sustainability
Mecca Events
Anne-Marie Treweeke led a panel discussion on the relationship between heritage buildings and sustainable building outcomes. Alan Croker (Design 5), Geoff Warn (With_Architecture Studio) and Paul Jones (OMA) presented case studies of significant heritage projects.
meccaevents.com.au >
13 June 2023

PANEL DISCUSSION / Adam Mornement + speakers

Adam Mornement ICOMOS teaser event
ACAHUCH x ICOMOS GA2023 x LOVELL CHEN : Heritage changes — or does it?
A panel discussion, chaired by Adam Mornement — challenging current assumptions of heritage practice and considering it in relation to other disciplines, reflecting views from a range of perspectives: community, society, environment, climate change, first nations, anthropology and more.
Wed 22 March 2023, MSD, the University of Melbourne
Watch on YouTube >

AUDIO TOUR / Peter Lovell

Peter Lovell University of Melbourne audio tour Old Quad
Art x Architecture IN SITU Audio Tour : Old Quad
A self-guided audio tour of the Old Quad building at the University of Melbourne by Peter Lovell. Plus exhibition curator Zena Cumpston introduces Emu Sky, an installation in the quadrangle. Part of the campus tour series.
Old Quad + Emu Sky
ongoing … available at msd.unimelb.edu.au >

Focus on Lovell Chen

AA article July 2022


It’s not complicated: Sustainability in conservation and adaptation
by Kai Chen, Anne-Marie Treweeke and Milica Tumbas
originally published in Architecture Australia issue: Jul/Aug 2022 … DOWNLOAD >
republished : Architecture AU >

Jewel Box case study


Melbourne University Boat Shed
in Good Design + Heritage … issue 07
Office of the Victorian Government Architect … download >

Jewel Box case study


Jewel Box house
in At Home with Heritage: a considered approach to renovating your house
Heritage Council of Victoria online guide … news >
May 2021

Jewel Box


Jewel Box house
in WISH magazine, published by The Australian
Building a Legacy, by Lisa Greennews >
April 2021

Trades Hall


Trades Hall, Melbourne
The Age
Kai Chen and Stuart Hanafin interviewed
published 5 March 2021

Architecture Australia March-April 2021


Profile: Lovell Chen
in Architecture Australia, by Peter Raisbeck … download >
March/April 2021

Her Majesty's Theatre, Ballarat


Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat
The story of the restoration works …
Commissioned by Ballarat City Council for Ballarat Heritage Festival …
Made by Ingot Media
Peter Lovell Interviewed : March 2021
Available on YouTube >

Regent Theatre Melbourne


Regent and Palais theatres, Melbourne
ABC/Film Victoria : Cinema Spaces series
Peter Lovell Interviewed
31 March 2021