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Samantha Polkinghorne

Director, Practice Lead - Heritage

“Reinvigorating old buildings through their successful adaptation offers opportunities to create more subtly layered environments.”

Samantha is a built heritage expert and Studio Principal of one of the most experienced and highly regarded team of heritage specialists in Australia. She is experienced in the management of a wide range of heritage issues associated with the care and conservation of culturally significant sites, specifically in the context of a fast changing urban environment. She specialises in heritage assessment, documentation and implementation of conservation works, and heritage based design advice.

As a registered architect and heritage expert, Samantha has a comprehensive and holistic background. This varied skill set allows her to take on complex briefs and develop them into design solutions that reflect a considered simplicity.

Samantha works in a collaborative manner and has been closely involved during the construction phase, guiding decisions relating to conservation, interpretation and restoration.

In conserving and unlocking the potential for successful adaptive re-use, Samantha believes NBRS delivers projects with an enduring value for clients alongside supporting the historic identity of the wider community.’