Michael Kennedy Architect
Michael Kennedy is an architect who concentrates on conservation architecture. He commenced his own practice in 1991 after completing a Masters Degree in Building Conservation at the University of New South Wales. He is experienced in all aspects of conservation architecture including the formulation of policies and strategies for the conservation of buildings, and the assessment of their cultural heritage significance. He has undertaken numerous assessments of heritage sites and written many Conservation Plans for heritage buildings. His architectural practice has documented and supervised a wide variety of heritage and architectural work of a high standard.
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St Johns Cathedral
Michael Kennedy was appointed Cathedral Architect for the completion of St Johns Cathedral in 2001. The Cathedral was designed by John Loughborough Pearson, the pre-eminent neo-Gothic church architect of Victorian England. Construction was staged with the first stage completed in 1906 -1910, the second stage 1964 -1968, and the final stage 1989 – 2009. The final stage was completed to Pearson’s design, and constructed of loadbearing masonry. It was a unique project with everyone on site from stonemasons to building supervisors, architects, and clerical and religious officers, actively engaged in the continuation of late 19thcentury building practices. Michael Kennedy was responsible for ensuring the works were completed in accordance with Pearson’s design, and transcribing parts of the design into modern working drawings.
This large extension to an 1889 heritage listed Queenslander provided for increased family and bedroom spaces to cater for the needs of the present owner. The extension was positioned at the rear of the house so as to have the minimum impact on the streetscape value of the listed house. Externally the form of the extension was similar to the form of the existing house, but internally it was very different and featured a modern large open air family room with sliding screens and doors for climatic control.
Inter War Domestic Architecture in Queensland, 1989; The Cultural Significance of the Treasury Building, 1991; Family Services Building – Stone Repair Strategy, 1992; Archer Park Railway Station Conservation Plan, 1993; Spring Hill Baths Conservation Study, 1993; City Hall Stonework Study, 1993; Herston Hospitals Complex Conservation Plan, 1994; Challinor Centre Conservation Plan, 1994; Walter Hill Ornamental Drinking Fountain, 1995; Heritage Assessment, Mater Hospital, Brisbane, 1996; Queensland Health Heritage Survey, 1996; Queensland Schools-A Heritage Conservation Study, 1996; Wolston Park Campus Conservation Plan, 1996; History of the Sunshine Block at Ipswich Hospital, 1997; Significance of the Ipswich Road Workshops, 1997; Treasury Building External Stonework Survey, 1997; Hotel Conrad External Stonework Survey, 1997; Old Public Library External Stonework Survey, 1997; Commissariat Store Brisbane Conservation Plan, 1998; Brisbane GPO Stonework Survey, 1998; Glenlyon Conservation Study, 1998; Moisture Report, Government House, Brisbane, 1999; Commissariat Museum Project Plan, 1999; St Patricks Cathedral Toowoomba Conservation Plan, 2000; All Hallow