Heritage Buildings

Heritage Consultation and Conservation

Our team specialises in enabling historic buildings to have a new life, while maintaining the original fabric.  We can work with you to ensure that historic elements are safeguarded and preserved. We can also restore buildings by assessing the original intention to extend the buildings life by restoring its appearance.

Studio Izzo has coordinated large teams of conservators in New Zealand and Internationally, where they have managed projects including the Royal Palace in Naples for the G7 summit 1994, a number of large monasteries in Italy and the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch 2012-2014.  We can consult on projects at the initial planning stage as well as providing project management and onsite conservation and restoration.

Areas we can assist in include:

Assessment and analysis of a heritage building

Conservation appraisals

Project management

Heritage conservation advice

Restoration and interior decoration

The Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch – Tony Ussher, Registered Architect

"Carolina’s conservation expertise, craftsmanship and attention to detail was apparent in all work undertaken which was to an excellent standard, and her willingness to discuss, consult, seek advice or share ideas was appreciated by the project team, myself as Conservation Architect, Heritage NZ and the Christchurch City Council Heritage Team."

Photos of the Issac Theatre Royal

Below: Before Conservation (bottom left) and During Conservation (bottom right)

Right: After Conservation and Restoration.

Winner of the Interior Awards 2015, Craftsmanship category for conservation of the painted dome ceiling of the Isaac Theatre Royal.  

In the 2016 Canterbury Heritage Awards, Studio Izzo was also highly commended for our Outstanding Contribution to Heritage.