- BA (Melb) Historian
Katrina McDougall obtained an Arts degree at the University of Melbourne
(majoring in History) and has been involved in the area of cultural heritage
conservation and the built environment since 1973. She has been a partner in
McDougall & Vines since its establishment in Adelaide in 1987, after previously
working with the Heritage Branch.
She is a contributing member of many government committees associated with the
assessment of heritage, legislation and funding including the SA Heritage Act
Review and the Australian National Estate Grants Program. She has served as a
member of the Council of the National Trust (South Australia) and its Corporate
Services Committee for seven years and has just completed second term as Vice
President of the National Trust. Kate also filled the role of Administrative
Director of the National Trust for two months in late 1998.
Her main area of professional interest is in historical research into all
aspects of the development of architecture; buildings, styles, architects, town
planning and city development and this has formed the basis for her work in many
areas of cultural heritage conservation. As well as the conservation of
individual places and areas, she is particularly interested in education and the
provision of community information relating to architectural and social history
and its importance in the conservation of the historic built environment. Most
recently she has been concerned with the links between heritage conservation and
town and area planning and the development of a useful code of practice in
heritage management for town and country planners in South Australia.
B.Arch (hons) Melb ARAIA
Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Architecture Degree (with First Class Honours) from
the University of Melbourne where she was awarded the Stephenson and Turner
Medal for architecture in her final year. Since 1977 she has been involved in
the conservation of historic buildings and sites throughout Australia and Asia.
She was a partner in an architectural practice in Melbourne from 1977-1982,
established her own private practice in Sydney 1982-85 and has been a partner in
McDougall and Vines since its establishment in Adelaide in 1987. She has
received numerous awards for her work including the inaugural conservation award
for an Outstanding Project by UNESCO for the restoration of the Jewish Synagogue
in Hong Kong in 2000, and in 2005 the Cathy Donnelly Memorial Award (presented
by National Trust of NSW) for both her personal contribution as an architect and
her architectural work, and a Minister's Commendation for her work at Port
She has worked as a specialist in heritage issues all her architectural career
and has undertaken many building restoration projects and prepared over 50
Conservation and Management Plans for government, institutional and private
clients. She acts as Heritage Adviser to the City of Broken Hill, NSW and
several Adelaide Councils. She has also advised numerous Local Government
Authorities on the establishment of heritage areas, local heritage registers and
the suitability of proposed developments affecting Local and State Heritage
Places. She has prepared many Conservation and Development Guidelines for
Councils throughout Australia.
Elizabeth is an Adjunct Professor, Centre for Cultural Heritage in Asia & the
Pacific, Deakin University. She is an appointed member of the Development
Assessment Commission, South Australia's pre-eminent planning authority
(appointed in 1997) and has been an expert witness in numerous Planning Appeals.
She is Deputy Presiding Member of the Port Adelaide Redevelopment Committee, and
is the author of numerous reports and publications including Streetwise - A
Practical Guide (National Trust of New South Wales 1996).
- B.Arch (hons) Syd
Therese Willis is a conservation architect who commenced her career as a
student architect with the Sydney Cove Authority in the Rocks. Therese has
maintained a strong interest in the conservation and the appropriate re-use of
heritage buildings throughout her career. Therese has consulted with state and
local government agencies on heritage and master planning issues throughout
Australia, including the extensive Baillie Henderson Hospital site in Queensland
and the township of Evandale in Tasmania. Therese was a Council member of the
National Trust in Tasmania whilst residing there and was Asset Manager for the
National Trust of South Australia until recently.
Therese has demonstrated a commitment to the conservation and adaptive re-use of
buildings and historic zones throughout her career, working on numerous projects
throughout Australia which have required either conservation and restoration or
sensitive adaptation of historic places to contemporary use. She has
demonstrated attention to detail and the ability to analyse and explore options
on many challenging projects. She is particularly skilled at stakeholder
consultation, leading workshops and information sessions for community groups,
local and state government agencies.
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McDougall & Vines also utilises the skills
of a comprehensive group of specialist sub-consultants. These professionals
include other architects, engineers, builders and landscape architects to name a