EARN LEARNING UNITS AT THE 2ND TALIESIN COLLOQUIUM ON THE PRACTICE OF HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE, Taliesin West, October 10 – 12, 2014
Presented by the AIA Historic Resources Committee, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and the Architectural Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation
The maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of existing buildings often includes cleaning the exterior surfaces of stone, brick, terra cotta, and concrete. There are philosophical, aesthetic, technical, scientific, and economic factors that should be considered when specifying materials and methods for cleaning. What is the masonry material, and what is the cause and composition of soil? Is the soiling damaging the masonry material? What are the owner’s expectations? What is an appropriate aesthetic target for the character of the building? Is the patina character-defining? Will a particular cleaning approach result in short term appeal and long term damage? Is the masonry best left alone? What is an optimum cycle for recleaning that balances the applicable factors?
The program will open with an outdoor desert terrace reception followed by the keynote lecture on Friday evening, October 10, 2014, and an evening tour of Taliesin West by staff, faculty, and students. The core of the program consists of presentations and discussion with the speakers on Saturday morning, October 11, 2014. After a box lunch, attendees will meet in topical Saturday afternoon break-out sessions for discussion and demonstrations, and report back in assembly to close the day. On Sunday, October 12, Professor Richard Wolbers, University of Delaware, will present the keynote lecture and an optional all-day advanced workshop. The principal speakers are John Fidler, Assoc. AIA, RIBA, FRICS, FSA, FIIC, FAPT, Mary Oehrlein, FAIA, LEED AP, Historic Preservation Officer for the Architect of the Capitol of the United States, and Joshua Freedland, Associate Principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.