Marianne Taylor is the “House Detective”, a freelance architectural historian who specialises in investigating the history of houses. With an extensive background in heritage conservation and management, she also provides consultancy services in these areas.
In 2015, Marianne was the recipient of the Helen Taylor Research Award for Brisbane Retro. This project involved researching and recording surviving “as built” examples of post-war houses, culminating in a highly successful exhibition and e-book.
Marianne seeks to promote the importance of retaining examples of our old buildings. She is particularly passionate about the sympathetic adaptive re-use of buildings, as a sustainable and environmentally conscious alternative to demolition.
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