Heritage Conservation
Assess   Conserve   Renew

pdarchitect is now closed, due to the retirement of the Principal, Peta Dennis

Peta Dennis


The Principal, Peta Dennis, now retired, is a registered architect with over 20 years experience in providing assessment and conservation management advice for a broad range of heritage sites. She graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture with Honours from the Queensland University of Technology in 2000.

Peta worked at both State and Local Government levels. After transitioning to the private sector, Peta maintained a close working relationship with heritage officers in the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and also with heritage and planning officers at the Brisbane City Council.

Peta was the winner of the National Trust Historic Building Prize in 1999, and a recipient of the National Trust John Herbert award in 2001 and 2003. Peta has a particular interest in 20th Century heritage. In 2004, she co-curated an exhibition and published a book titled Cool: the 60s Brisbane House. In 2012, Peta was invited to write two entries on 1960s architects for the Encyclopaedia of Australian Architecture.

Peta is a member of Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and the Australian Institute of Architects. Since 1998, Peta has had an ongoing professional relationship with the National Trust of QLD – she was a National Trust Councillor between 2007 – 2009 and has been a judge of the National Trust Heritage Awards from 2008 to the present.


Professional Experience

2022 – Retired from practice

2013 – 2022 pd architect

2007 – 2011 Brisbane City Council, Heritage Unit, and Development Assessment, Planning

2005 – 2007 Ivan McDonald Architects

2001 – 2005 Environmental Protection Agency, Cultural Heritage and Planning

2000 – 2001 Latemore Design

2000 National Trust of Queensland

Architectural Assistant

1996 – 1999 Ivan McDonald Architects

1995 – 1996 Henri Van Riet Architects

1993 – 1994 Latemore Design

1992 – 1993 Ivan McDonald Architects