Ruth Redden is a registered architect with extensive experience in varying architectural roles including design, documentation, project management and contract administration. She is a leader in conservation architecture, having expert knowledge in the management, repair and adaptive reuse of historic sites. Ruth also provides advice to private and public organisations on the management of historic assets. 

Ruth’s planning experience is drawn from her role as heritage advisor at Maribyrnong and Yarra City Councils (Victoria, Australia) where she advises on developments within local heritage overlay areas. Ruth also has extensive experience in the planning process at a State level and the requirements of the Heritage Act. 

In 2014 Ruth travelled to the USA and completed a fellowship titled “Greening Historic Buildings: A study of heritage protection and environmental sustainability”. As a member of a number of technical committees including at ICOMOS (Aus), National Trust (Vic), and the Association for Preservation Technology, Ruth provides advice on the environmentally sustainable management of historic assets. 

Ruth is a PhD candidate at Melbourne University (Melbourne School of Design) researching on the topic of heritage and environmental sustainability. 


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