It’s the Christmas repair season

The scaffolding is up at St Andrew’s College at the University of Sydney, heralding the annual summer season of restoration and maintenance work. Developed by Hector Abrahams in 2003, the...

Bylong Valley – a cultural landscape

Yesterday, the NSW Independent Planning Commission refused the development of the Bylong Valley coalmine. The decision allows this beautiful valley to be retained unscathed. At the request of the Heritage...

Advice on maintaining an old church

There are a lot of historic churches throughout NSW and Canberra, reflecting the cultural significance of churches in previous generations, many of which are listed as heritage items either locally...

A ruin restored

HAA recently sent photographer Simon Anders to document the works we undertook to Victoria Cottage, located in Sydney’s inner west. The once derelict property, uninhabited for 32 years, is almost...

An elegant necessity

Handrails are one of those items that are not noticed when they exist but are very obvious when they don’t. Hector Abrahams Architects have designed a number of handrails to...

The face of time

The clock faces on the tower of the Leichhardt Town Hall have been surrounded by scaffolding for the painting and façade restoration work being overseen by Hector Abrahams Architects. Every...

A change of slate

The Kogarah School of Arts is a delightful building located on the corner of Queens Avenue and Bowns Road, Kogarah. Now operating as a function centre, it is beautifully maintained...

Work progressing at Leichhardt Town Hall

The scaffolding is up at the Leichhardt Town Hall and the bricklayers have been busy with the restoration of the southern facade. The restoration works, which are being overseen by...

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