J M Pearce Architects Pty Ltd
J M Pearce Architects has operated as a general practice with a heritage and conservation specialty since July 2003. New design in character areas and adaptive re-use of existing heritage listed buildings is a key area of concentration. Specialised service areas with a heritage and conservation basis include Conservation Management Plans, Character Assessment, Heritage Impact Reports, Fabric Condition Reports, design advice for adapting heritage listed or character buildings, Architectural Material Conservation, Heritage Act Compliance and Planning.
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Rhossilli This building was discovered by the owners following its closure as a nursing home. A much dilapidated and altered building, it required significant conservation and adaptive work to to remove later additions. The prominent and significant 1888 residence was the home of a former Mayor of Ipswich. The conservation work was the Winner of the 2008 Ipswich Awards for Excellence Gold Award – Heritage.
Environmental Education Centre
Queens Park Ipswich, 2009
Constructed for the Ipswich City Council and partly sponsored by the Q150 celebrations, The Environmental Education Centre and Cafe provides a specialised facility within Queens Park that sees thousands visitors each year. The facility is designed with a sustainable focus and to meet the heritage constraints within the historic park. The Education Centre and Cafe was the Winner of the 2009 Ipswich Awards for Excellence Overall Design Award. Queens Park is entered in the Queensland Heritage Register.
St Augustine’s Church
The church is a 1925 Romanesque brick church with 1963 additions. It was in severely weathered condition, the Marseille terrracotta roof tiles had failed in the exposed salt environment and the roof leaked heavily. The roof, deteriorated brick mortar, painted internal timber amongst other damaged areas were conserved . The conservation and removal of later unsympathetic additions brought about a beautiflul atmospheric interior and longevity to the building. The work included a major conservation, extensions and fabric restoration to a building currently entered in the Gold Coast Heritage Register.