Anne Warr is a
Registered Architect with post-graduate qualifications in Heritage Conservation from the University of York, UK, and a recently completed PhD from UNSW.

For twenty years Anne worked for the NSW Government Architect’s Office, with ten of these years as Manager of the Heritage Group. From 2000 to 2002, Anne was Heritage Manager at the City of Sydney before moving to Shanghai, China, where she lived for 7 years. During this time Anne ran the China office of AJ+C Architects, taught Western Architecture at Tongji University, wrote an Architectural Guide to Shanghai (pub 2007 by Watermark Press) and started a tour guiding business, walkshanghai.
Anne currently works as a heritage consultant from her office at Millers Point, NSW, and has co-presented the ‘Urban Landscape and Heritage’ course in the Faculty of the Built Environment at UNSW since 2009.


2015 PhD, FBE, UNSW
1991 MA (conservation studies) University of York, UK
1982 BArch, UNSW
1979 BArch,UNSW
1975 BSc (Arch), UNSW

Membership of Professional Organisations

Australian Institute of Architects
2011 Fellow of Australian Institute of Architects
2006-2009 Councilor AIA (Australian Institute of Architects) – elected position.
2001-2002 Chair of the AIA Historic Buildings Committee
Australia ICOMOS
2018 Member of ICOMOS Organizing Committee for the ICOMOS General Assembly,
2016 Sydney 2020
2011 Member of ICOMOS Intangible Heritage Scientific Committee
Member of ICOMOS International, member number 1116
NSW Heritage Council
2010–2014 Member of TAG, The Technical Advisory Group of the NSW Heritage Council
1994-2000 Member of NSW Heritage Council
2015-now Vice-president of SFAUDI (Sydney Forum on Architecture and Urban Design)
2013 UNSW Member of COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)
Action !S0904 (European Architecture Beyond Europe)
2011–2012 Member of UNSW FBE Urban Typologies Cluster
2007–2009 Chair, AustCham Construction Property Industry Working Group
2004-2010 Founder and Vice-President ESH (Explore Shanghai Heritage).
2000-2002 Member of the National Trust’s Architectural Advisory Committee

Heritage Asset Management

As Heritage Manager in the Government Architect’s Office, NSW Public Works & Services, Anne was commissioned by the NSW Premier’s Department to prepare the Heritage Asset Management Guidelines for the Total Asset Management package being championed by NSW State Government. First published in 1992, these Guidelines were revised and re-issued in 1996.
Anne received three industry awards for the preparation of these guidelines:
1997 NAWIC Innovation award (National Association of Women in Construction)
1997 Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Award
1996 Institution of Engineers Engineering Excellence Award

Cultural Mapping

My interest in Cultural Mapping arose from work in Asia related to two Commonwealth Government Fellowships:
1996 Australia-Indonesia Merdeka Fellowship
1994 Asia Fellowship
Articles on Cultural Mapping include:
1999 World Architecture Magazine, article on Cultural Mapping in special edition on Architectural Heritage and Conservation in Australia (translated into Mandarin)
1999 AHC InPlace Magazine, article on Cultural Mapping
1995 Ancient Cities in Transition: The Challenges for Conservation, AWPNUC, Hanoi