CULTURE: Conserving it Together: 1-5 October, Fiji

Australia ICOMOS and ICOMOS Pasifika are hosting a joint planned conference to share knowledge, celebrate the rich culture of the Pacific and discuss common issues on heritage conservation across the region. Conrad Gargett’s Principal David Gole will be presenting at this conference.

David is a Principal of Conrad Gargett and a leader in the field of heritage conservation, adaptive reuse and contemporary additions to heritage buildings and sites. He has built a respected career locally and internationally, living and working in London, the USA, Italy and Burma across a broad range of building typologies. His portfolio reflects a strong capability for delivering highly regarded, award-winning designs. Formerly a Director of Riddel Architecture, he has honed specialised knowledge and skills in conservation and contemporary design. David was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study conservation in Italy and the UK in 2000, and later undertook training in Heritage Impact Assessments with UNESCO in 2012. He spent a year based in Myanmar, Burma in 2015 as a Senior Heritage Architect with the Yangon Heritage Trust, advocating for the heritage-led development of downtown Yangon and providing expert advice to support the reuse and development of over 60 significant heritage buildings. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture (1st Class Honours) from Queensland University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts – History from the University of Queensland, where he now teaches as an Adjunct Professor.