The mission of the Historic Resources Committee (HRC) is to identify, understand, and preserve architectural heritage, both nationally and internationally. HRC is engaged in promoting the role of the historic architect within the profession through the development of information and knowledge among members, allied professional organizations, and the public.
The current climate crisis has changed codes and regulations and goals toward sustainable building practices. Equally our understanding of the need for historic preservation to take on a more holistic view of sustainability including social, cultural and economic equity has intensified and calls for us to look closely as to whether current standards are inclusive or exclusive. This Colloquium will take a deep dive into the global issues that preservationists face today and the Standards and Guidelines that have been the backbone of our practice.