Lynette Gurr is a qualified heritage consultant with a background in architecture, fine arts, history, archaeology and heritage. Lynette has worked for several architectural practices in Sydney, specialising in heritage. Currently, she works as a Senior Heritage Consultant at NBRS+PARTNERS, Milsons Point. She has extensive experience in the conservation and heritage management of built and landscape heritage of national, state and local significance. Lynette has worked on a diverse range of heritage related projects including conservation and adaptive re-use of heritage listed buildings, conservation management plans, heritage assessments, heritage masterplans and heritage interpretation plans. Heritage projects are wide-ranging and diverse - from industrial smelters to churches, botanic gardens to reservoirs, homesteads to roads and bridges, orphanages to hospitals – to name but a few.
Lynette completed an Arts Degree with Honours major in Fine Arts and minors in history, archaeology and Italian. She worked as a research assistant for an art dealer, specialising in nineteenth and early twentieth century Australian art. Lynette turned to architecture and was drawn to heritage. Her first architectural experience was working on the Restoration of the Queen Victoria Building, Sydney. She later worked in the UK on the restoration of a farmhouse in Bath, and in India documenting buildings and archaeological remains at Hampi.
In recent years, Lynette has given papers at conferences, and published articles on heritage-related issues. In her spare time, Lynette enjoys etching, drawing, cycling, trekking, theatre, music, creative writing and being a mother. The diversity of her interests is reflected in studies including:
- “Manufacturing Heritage - post-industrial interpretation”
- “Cultural Tourism in the Loire Valley”;
- “Women’s Refuges – Feminism, Architecture and the Philosophy of Foucault”;
- “The Depiction of the Virgin Mary in the context of Lutheran Doctrine and the German Reformation, 1514-1540”.
Lynette has completed four degrees at the University of Sydney
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - 1981
- Bachelor of Science Architecture (Hons) - 1989
- Bachelor of Architecture - 1998
- Masters of Heritage Conservation - 2010