Architect's Office

This miner's cottage in Clarke Street Wallsend, and a Local Heritage Item on the Newcastle LEP, was purchased by the Architects in 2006 for its Office







Memories Function Centre

In this place, the building not only had to be a successful space for its purpose, but also had to be best fit into the heritage context and still be resoundingly contemporary in form.







St Patrick's School

carste STUDIO has completed two projects on this site: the Narthex added to the east side of the church, and the renovations and additions to the Primary School.






Civic Projects

Combined with the railway gates and stencilled tracks, the locative shed and the coal truck commemorate and interpret in a strong form, the former railway and tramway presence and  their importance to the growth of Wallsend.







Adaptive Reuse Projects

Adaptive Reuse and refurbishment forms a cornerstone of our practice philosophy and the foundation of sustainable development. This enables us to produce work which fits the market and retains the value inherent in existing properties.







Former Schoolhouse, Ravensdale

This project is now under construction, the proposal is for a new residence that will form a juxtaposition with the existing Former School House, Heritage building on site.









Apartments on Watt Street, Newcastle

With a site width of only 6m, designing a residential flat building that was going to not only be a great place to live but still be financially feasible was always going to be complicated.








31 Maitland Road, Bolwarra









27 Boscawen Street, Wallsend



heritage and conservatION






Conservation Management 

An important tool in caring for a heritage item can be a conservation management strategy. This document provides a guide to future care and use, including any new development.







Archival Recording

Development consent for the removal or major changes to a structure or place of heritage significance can often have the requirement for an Archival Record.







Statement Of Heritage Impact

The Heritage Council requests that every development proposal it is required to consider, be accompanied by a Statement of Heritage Impact.







Conservation Projects

A selection of Conservation Projects may be viewed here.







Volunteer Work

Stephen Booker has participated with  the conservation and preservation organisation, Heritage Conservation Network now known as Adventures in Preservation in its conservation work in Slovenia.