Flavia Kiperman

Principal - Heritage

Commencing professional life as an architect and company director running her own practice in her native Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Flavia’s immersion in cultural heritage gained momentum when she consulted on sites such as Valongo Wharf, Santa Cruz Fortress, Bonsucesso Church and the Sugar Loaf Mountain masterplan, today recognised as having Outstanding Universal Values by the World Heritage Centre. With a strong cross sector background, in these projects she found her true vocation.

Today she shares her global perspective and commitment to heritage practice as a Principal at element where she leads the team in preparing heritage strategies, impact statements, and assessments and identifies opportunities in restoration, adaptive reuse and development planning.

Flavia’s work is equal parts advisory and delivery. She is creative, committed and known for her holistic approach to resolving project challenges. She sees opportunity in educating and knowledge-sharing to foster heritage appreciation. Project highlights include writing the Cossack Townsite Conservation Management Plan – a place highly constrained by climate change, preparing the Heritage Chapter for the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia, consulting on the New Museum project and a range of private homes across the state.

And her work in the field has not gone unnoticed. In 2018 Flavia was appointed to represent Western Australia on the national Executive Committee of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) for a two-year term. Into the future she sees heritage playing a greater role in shaping places, and a more focused legislative framework to support heritage and change.

Conservation Management Plans
  • Buckland Hill Conservation Management Plan
  • Cygnet Theatre Conservation Management Plan
  • Beatty Park Leisure Centre Conservation Management Plan, Interpretation Plan and Heritage Advice
  • Cossack Townsite Precinct conservation management plan and Cultural Landscape Management Plan
Conservation Works
  • Tukurua – The Beach House Cottesloe conservation works schedule, heritage advice and heritage construction support
  • New WA Museum Project – heritage consultants for conservation works in the heritage buildings
  • Claremont Electrical Substation adaptive re-use project
  • Raine Square Redevelopment – Project architect for conservation works in the heritage buildings
  • Houghton Winery - Roof conservation works
  • Claremont Station Railway Precinct - heritage advice, design review, architectural documentation
  • Cygnet Theatre interpretation plan
  • Beatty Park Leisure Centre interpretation plan and heritage advice
Local Government Heritage
  • City of Subiaco Heritage strategic plan
  • City of Stirling Heritage Advisor
Assessments, Impact Statements, Archival Records
  • Leeuwin Barracks Divestment Process heritage assessment
  • Bunbury Civic and Cultural Precinct heritage impact statement
  • Claremont Station heritage impact statement, interpretation plan and heritage advice
Heritage Advice
  • State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) Expert Witness on Heritage matters
  • City of Stirling
  • Rottnest Island Authority
  • Swan River Crossings Lead Heritage Consultant