Dumas House was one of office buildings to be constructed for government offices following the successful competition entry of Van Mens, Finn and Maidment. The three government architects set up a private practice on the basis of wining the competition.
The building was completed and opened in March 1966 and was eventually included in the State Register of Heritage Places as a good example of post World War II International style architecture.
After 50 years the structural classing systems were showing signs of deterioration and from 2014 a four year process commenced to remediate the deterioration and to conserve the building.
The tour will cover the discovery, consideration, and implementation of conservation measures to ensure that the place presented in the same manner as it did on completion, as near as possible.
In the 2019 Architecture Awards, the project was awarded a commendation for conservation of a significant 20th century heritage building.
GUIDED TOURS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.
THIS TOUR RUNS FOR APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES AND IS WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY.
A MAXIMUM OF FOUR PLACES CAN BE BOOKED PER PERSON PER TOUR SESSION.