Communications and Publications Subcommittee
HRC's Communications and Publications Subcommittee develops policies and procedures to support programs that will improve the effectiveness and quality of communication and the exchange of knowledge among HRC members. The subcommittee produces the Preservation Architect eNewsletter, the Historic Resources Committee Web page, transcripts of HRC conference proceedings, and other communications tools. The committee is also responsible for developing and maintaining HRC publications such as The Historic Resources Committee Guide to Historic Preservation. The Subcommittee Chair is Wendy Hillis, AIA, firstname.lastname@example.org. Carolyn Kiernat, AIA, email@example.com, is Advisory Committee liaison.
Speakers and Programs Subcommittee
The HRC Speakers Subcommittee coordinates the efforts of HRC members who wish to present papers and continuing education sessions at the annual conventions and conferences of the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and other HRC liaison organizations. The subcommittee also coordinates, and assists HRC members in preparing, successful proposals for education sessions and workshops at the annual Traditional Building Conference. Jean Carroon, FAIA, Jean.Carroon@goodyclancy.com, Chair of the Advisory Committee, serves as Subcommittee Chair.
There is no awards subcommittee. However, the HRC advisors participate with the AIA's various award programs, including the Honor Awards, the Kemper Award, the Thomas Jefferson Award, the Firm Award, and the 25-Year Award. Other Committee components and members take a leadership role in the Peterson, Liecester Holland, and Preservation as Provocation award programs.
Historic Sites Advocacy Team
The role of the HSAT subcommittee is to gather enough information to determine if an issue is of national importance for direct HRC involvement. If so, develop a proposed action for Advisory Group consideration. If not, support as appropriate the local component efforts in developing their most appropriate response to local issues, threats, risks. Minimally, the team also encourages local HRC committees to follow the developing HSAT Guidelines (available in Summer ’07) The document will serve as a basic guidance document for components and committees that will help them know when and how to get involved in a local preservation advocacy issue. Tom McGrath, FAIA, Tom_McGrath@nps.gov, immediate past Chair of the Advisory Committee, is Subcommittee Chair.
Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Coordinating Committee
The HABS Coordinating Committee supports the National Park Service (NPS) in all aspects of the Historic American Building Survey (HABS); supports and encourages the annual Charles E. Peterson Prize, which is based on student HABS drawings; acts as a liaison between the AIA, NPS, and the Library of Congress through quarterly meetings; helps define the mission, membership, and activities of the HABS/HAER/HALS (HHH) Foundation in support of all aspects of the mission of Heritage Documentation Programs; and works with other professional organizations to encourage the development of national prizes for the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). For more information, see the full description of the Committee's membership, tasks, and action plans. Advisor Jonathan Spodek, AIA, JSPODEK@bsu.edu , represents the Institute and the HRC as current Chair of the Coordinating Committee.
Historic Preservation Education Subcommittee
The subcommittee promotes historic preservation in architectural education. We work with the AIA HRC Advisory Group to coordinate and collaborate with collateral organizations such as AIAS, ASCA, NCPE, NAAB, NCARB, NPS, and LOC to support the inclusion of preservation theory, principles and practices in architectural degree programs. The subcommittee chair is appointed by the Advisory Group, and a liaison member of the Advisory Group. The subcommittee meets monthly by teleconference. Prospective members may contact Ms. Ashley Robbins Wilson, AIA, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Peyton Hall, FAIA, Advisory Group liaison, email@example.com.
The subcommittee coordinates and solicits financial and other support for the programs and activities of the HRC, such as supporting the particitipation of students in competitions, and their attendance at conferences where awards are recognized. Individuals, organizations, public agencies, and manufacturers/vendors are current contributors, and all participation is recognized. The subcommittee chair is appointed by the Advisory Group. The subcommittee meets monthly by teleconference. Prospective members and supporters may contact Mr. James Malanaphy, AIA, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Peyton Hall, FAIA, Advisory Group liaison, email@example.com. A prospectus is available.