Archaeology and Heritage

Development and history may at times seem to be at odds. The effects of environment and time, along with urbanization and the ever-increasing need for new infrastructure, keeps our landscape changing. However, historic places and structures connect us to our past, contributing to our identity and who we are as a society.

We help our clients make informed decisions for the future of their built and natural landscape while keeping its character intact, empowering them as the custodians who connect heritage with the future.

WSP helps clients achieve their objectives by advising them at all stages of a project on how to comply with international, national, and local planning policy and best practice. Our team contributes to the identification, mitigation of developmental impacts and conservation of cultural heritage resources across the world, delivering solutions that respect the environmental, aesthetic, cultural, and historical values that shape our communities and their collective identities. We liaise extensively with the public, local architectural conservation advisory committees, and other stakeholders. We have advised on archaeological sites, landscapes, structures, and monuments internationally.


Our Archeology and Heritage services include:


  • Property assessment
  • Cultural resource management
  • Special places
  • Archaeological overview assessments
  • Archaeological inventory or surveys
  • Archaeological impact assessments
  • Implementation of mitigation strategies
  • Archaeological analysis
  • Monitoring the condition of archaeological resources
  • Master plan development
  • Ground penetrating radar
  • Augmented reality
  • 3D modelling


Built Heritage and Cultural Heritage Landscapes

  • Built heritage assessments
  • Heritage streetscape revitalization and design
  • Heritage urban design
  • Cultural heritage landscape surveys, analysis, research and evaluation
  • Historic site restoration
  • Cultural heritage landscape design and restoration


Heritage Planning

  • Heritage planning policy
  • Heritage conservation district studies and plans


Building Rehabilitation

  • Structural evaluation of existing buildings
  • Structural design of new additions to existing buildings
  • Seismic retrofit of existing buildings and structures
  • Bridge evaluation and retrofit
  • Façade evaluation, repair design, contract administration and construction review
  • Performance modelling of existing wall/window assemblies for durability and retrofit