Australian Architects help save Myanmar’s built heritage

Leading Australian design and heritage consultancy firm, Conrad Gargett Riddel (CGR), UniQuest and The University of Queensland (UQ) have joined forces to help save Myanmar’s built heritage that has become increasingly under threat.

12 Myanmar architects, planners and academics will arrive in Australia on 19 August to participate in an AusAID funded Australia Awards Short Course on heritage conservation and adaptive reuse, led by CGR and UQ.

David Gole, along with Dr Robert Riddel (Principal, CGR and UQ Adjunct Professor), and Dr Andrew Sneddon (Director, UQ Culture and Heritage Unit), are among Australia’s leading heritage experts and will deliver lectures, practical workshops and site visits to demonstrate the process of conserving and adapting buildings for new uses.

The program will also see participants receive ongoing support in their work by the UQ/CGR team in Yangon.