Ann McEwan


I am an experienced heritage consultant with a nation-wide practice that specialises in cultural heritage identification, assessment and policy advice. With a PhD in art and architectural history from the University of Canterbury, I lectured at the University of Waikato for ten years before establishing Heritage Consultancy Services in 2006. My work ranges from large-scale district plan review inputs for local authorities to individual heritage impact assessments for the owners of scheduled heritage buildings. I was a foundation member of the Auckland Council and Hamilton City Council Heritage Advisory Panels and authored the heritage chapter in the textbook ‘Planning Practice in New Zealand’ (eds C Miller & L Beattie, LexisNexis, 2017 & 2022). Within the Auckland region I have experience working for and with mana whenua and was a Professional Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland in 2015-16 and 2021. I am also a member of ICOMOS NZ, DOCOMOMO NZ and the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ).


  • Assessments of environmental effects
  • Expert witness
  • Heritage inventory preparation
  • Heritage trail preparation
  • Policy advice
  • Project management
  • Public speaking
  • Publication production
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Writing


  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Conservation
  • Heritage
  • Urban and suburban
  • Visual arts