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Let’s take a look at the Historic Resources Committee. People often think of “historic resources” as object buildings to be preserved or reused if they are deemed important enough. Most architects probably think the role of the Historic Resources Committee is to “preserve architectural heritage,” as a single focus, but there is a much bigger role to play. Historic Resources touch on many different facets of design, our community, and our future. It’s easy to understand that reusing an existing building reduces the amount of material going to the landfill but, exiting buildings can have a greater impact and should be part of a larger conversation. ...
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CEUs Available at PastForward Online 2020 Celebrate the power of place, virtually, with more than a thousand preservationists and preservation lovers at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s online conference for those who work to save, sustain, and interpret historic places— PastForward Online 2020, October 27–30 . Continuing Education Units (CEUs) have been submitting to both American Planning Association (APA) and American Institute of Architects (AIA). At this point 32 CM credits have been approved by APA, and 25 HSW credits from AIA. There is also an architects/design professional zoom gathering Friday October 30th 6:00-7:00pm
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Greetings from HRC! We are all navigating so many challenges through the pandemic—both personally and professionally. We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy. As HRC members, we wanted to point out the unique perspective we all are fortunate to have—which might serve as a helpful reminder during this challenging time: We take the “long view”: We see our buildings in terms of decades/generations—not just months/years. Preservationists are eternal optimists: We can always see potential—even in the most dire of buildings. Quality over quantity: We appreciate the tangible value of materials and character in our communities. Inspired by ...
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HRC members elevated to the College of Fellows Congratulations to the HRC members who were elevated as part of the 2020 Class of AIA Fellows! David Barkin, AIA Connecticut Jason Forney, AIA Massachusetts Scott Henson, AIA New York State Constance Lai, AIA Washington, DC Karin Liljegren, AIA California Council Susan McClymonds, AIA New York State Ellis McIntosh, AIA Oklahoma Margaret Parsons, AIA Minnesota Thomas Roszak, AIA Illinois Gregory Rutledge, AIA Virginia Jason Smith, AIA Pennsylvania Barbara Spandorf, AIA New York State Alyson Steele, AIA Washington, DC Terence Sullivan, AIA Ohio Steven White, AIA Washington, ...
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Attendees gather at Taliesin West for the 2020 AIA Taliesin Colloquium; Image: Margaret Brown Taliesin Colloquium Scholar Recap By Shelby Schrank As a student pursuing a career in preservation architecture, I think AIA events such as this Colloquium at Taliesin West are highly valuable. The event offered great subject matter and detailed content that I believe is extremely useful for an aspiring architect, especially one looking to work with existing buildings. By attending, l felt that I was provided the necessary materials and methods I needed to start getting involved and thinking ahead about what is next for building codes. The background and history ...
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Historic photo of the chalet ca. 1915 by R.E. Marble. Image: Courtesy of Glacier National Park Archives. From the Ashes: Sperry Chalet, Restored By Dan Larson, Anderson Hallas Architects When Sperry Chalet, a 1915 mountain lodge deep in the heart of Glacier National Park, burned in the 2017 Sprague Fire, it was mourned by people around the world. As with the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, the response from visitors enchanted by the chalet’s architecture and environs was immediate and impassioned. All that remained of the chalet were the century-old stone walls and two slender chimneys, still standing, but in imminent danger of collapse. An emergency ...
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Letter from the HRC Chair: Spring 2020 Dear Historic Resources Committee Members, I am delighted to be sending this to you all as the 2020 Chair of the HRC Advisory Group. 2019 Chair Lauren now moves into the emeritus position and leads our Historic Sites Advocacy Team. Thanks, Lauren, for all of your hard work on behalf of the AIA HRC this past year! I look forward to working with 2021 Chair Jill Gotthelf, AIA (NY) who leads the Education and Sustainability Subcommittees and 2022 Chair Sue Ann Pemberton, AIA (TX) who leads the HABS Development Subcommittee. I would also like to formally welcome 2023 Chair Elizabeth Hallas, AIA (CO), who will be ...
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Taliesin Colloquium 2020 speakers Download the speaker handout [PDF] > Nick Artim, PE principal, Heritage Protection Group Nick currently serves as the director of the Heritage Protection Group, a Middlebury, Vermont based collaborative of fire protection and security consultants and engineers that specialize in the protection of cultural heritage facilities. With more than thirty years of fire protection engineering experience his projects have included sites in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Finland and Poland. His projects have included the United States National Park Service, President George Washington’s ...
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Please help with our recruitment efforts by sharing this announcement with your networks. Thank you. Robert -- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Colleague: The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), in coordination with the Greening Youth Foundation, is advertising a Summer 2020 HBCUI (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship) Program Summer Architect. The position is a 10-week paid, summer experience, starting in late-May 2020, and will be based in the Heritage Documentation Programs (HABS/HAER/HALS) office in downtown Washington, DC. Jocelyn Johnson, HBCUI/HABS Summer 2019 Architect, ...
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Preservation in Action: Highlighting hands-on volunteer preservation efforts By Christine Reynolds On a sunny Saturday in October, about 20 people volunteered to clean and conserve the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The memorial was completed and dedicated in 1995 to commemorate the sacrifices of the millions of Americans and allied partners who fought during the Korean War. The memorial is located on the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial. The site includes 19 individual statues of soldiers representing a platoon on patrol. The memorial also includes a reflection wall noting the United Nations countries that contributed soldiers ...
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2020 Taliesin Colloquium Agenda This page will be updated as additional information is available Friday, February 7 1:30pm - Registration 2:15pm - Opening remarks and welcome Peyton Hall, FAIA, Principal Architect, Historic Resources Group Lauren Burge, AIA, 2019 Chair, AIA Historic Resources Committee Fred Prozzillo, Vice President of Preservation, The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation 3pm – Keynote Marilyn E. Kaplan, FAPT, Principal, Preservation Architecture Break 4pm - Session 2 Nick Artim, Principal, Heritage Protection Group The Philosophy of Historic Building Fire Protection In most instances modern fire and building codes are primarily written ...
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The Historic Resources Committee has been busy this past summer. In June we got together at the A’19 Conference. Thanks to all who attended the HRC luncheon, it was great to connect with so many colleagues. I hope you also had a chance to attend some of the outstanding sessions and tours offered at the conference. Kudos to AIA conference planning staff and our staff liaisons Doug Paul and Maggie Brown for their efforts. In August, Historic Resources Committee Advisory Group member Jill Gotthelf, AIA and I attended the AIA Knowledge Leadership Assembly in Denver. This year, the Knowledge Community (KC) leaders met with members of the Strategic Council, both as ...
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Network with architects, craftsmen, and suppliers Earn 10+ AIA HSW learning units Enjoy cocktail receptions in the historic Hudson Valley Register Now The next Traditional Building Conference will take place at Boscobel House & Gardens July 16-17, 2019. Overlooking the Hudson River, Boscobel was painstakingly restored after falling into disrepair in the 1950s. It now stands as a testament to the power of preservation and traditional building techniques. Boscobel’s interiors display one of the finest collections of New York furniture from the Federal Period, including documented examples by America’s most celebrated cabinet maker, Duncan ...
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There is a lot to talk about in the world of Historic Preservation right now. From proposed changes to the National Register of Historic Places rules to the tragic fire that destroyed the roof and spire of Notre Dame Paris, we aren’t at a loss for topics to discuss. With A’19 Conference just a few weeks away, we will all have a chance to connect and discuss these topics that affect our work and touch our hearts. The Historic Resources Committee Advisory Group has prepared comments on the proposed rule changes for the National Register. Thanks to Advisory Group member Jill Gotthelf, AIA for her efforts in composing the response. The effort of AIA ...
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Attendees network on the terrace during the 2019 AIA Taliesin Colloquium at Taliesin West. With a focus on the evolving needs of Historic Structures Reports, AIA HRC members gathered to cover the history of HSRs, share best practices, discuss challenges and debate about future needs of this important planning tool. At its best, the HSR can be a high-level planning report to document the historic buildings, aid in the scoping of future projects, and be updated as a living document. At its worst, it sits misunderstood and ignored on a shelf gathering dust. An esteemed group of professionals, educators, and practitioners covered all topics of HSRs from ...
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Greetings from Ohio! When I first became involved with the HRC more than 20 years ago, attending my first conference, I was overwhelmed by the comradery and mutual respect that the members of the HRC had for each other. This gathering of brilliant and passionate architects from around the country left me with an impression of what it means to be a part of this profession that has lasted me through my entire career. Over the past four while serving on the Historic Resources Committee Advisory Group, it has been my very great pleasure to meet and work with so many dedicated and knowledgeable historical architects from all around the country. I am truly ...
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The first historic structure report prepared in the United States was written for the Moore House, the site of the surrender of the British troops at Yorktown in 1781. By Deborah Slaton The AIA Historic Resources Committee is sponsoring a colloquium on Historic Structure Reports at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, on February 8 and 9, 2019. The colloquium will explore the origins and evolution of historic structure reports, review examples of their preparation and applications, consider innovative techniques used in of HSRs, and examine how HSRs are used and implemented. will be illustrated by case studies of a range of significant historic ...
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Greetings from the Historic Resources Committee: 2018 has been an engaging and active year for our HSR committee. We enjoyed a great AIA Conference in New York City where we held pour luncheon at the historic National Arts Club and were fortunate to have had Francis Morrone as our guest speaker and speak about the history of gentrification in NYC. Our historic tax credits have survived a round of politics and are continuing to save and reuse many historic structures across the United States. Our committees are active and engaging more people in of our great resources. Our allied organizations are all continuing in their efforts to contribute to our heritage. ...
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Greetings from the Historic Resources Committee: New York City provided a great urban venue for the 2018 AIA Convention on Architecture. The Historic Resources Committee hopes you all had a chance to enjoy New York City and its deep history. The city was busy and architects were everywhere exploring buildings–old, new and under construction. The Javits Center was the main headquarters with additional session venues at the New York Hilton Midtown and The New School –we were treated to seeing the city in many ways. We were also treated to keynote events at the famous Radio City Music Hall and the Fellows Investiture ceremony in the newly restored St Patrick’s ...
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Greetings from the Historic Resources Committee. We are looking forward to meeting with many of you at the AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City. The time around the AIA Conference is always a busy time of year for the HRC. This year’s conference is filled with educational sessions and workshops and numerous New York City tours. Also, please don’t miss out on our HRC Lunch on Thursday, June 21, with New York-based architectural historian, Francis Morrone. Francis is an architectural historian and the author of eleven books. Collectively, his work represents the most comprehensive bodies of research on the built history of New York City. Morrone's ...
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