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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.

  • 1.  Accessibility in Historic Buildings Case Studies

    Posted 04-14-2021 01:14 PM
    Hello HRC members,
    This coming May/June, I will be teaching a  class on Accessibility in Historic Buildings at Ball State University's M.Arch/MSHP program. I would like for students to prepare a case study to share with the class on an Historic Building that has undergone modifications to improve its accessibility. While this may or may not require a visit to the project (depending on proximity to Indiana), it would require a firm/person willing to share their work, talk with the students, and be willing to share some documents (photos/drawings/cutsheets, etc) of the work completed. We have 7 students currently enrolled. If you would be willing to work with one of our student, please let me know. As always, we appreciate the professional HRC community's willingness to help our students!
    Thank you
    Jonathan Spodek, FAIA
    jspodek@bsu.edu

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    Jonathan Spodek FAIA
    Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning
    Muncie IN
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  • 2.  RE: Accessibility in Historic Buildings Case Studies

    Posted 04-15-2021 05:34 PM
    Jonathan,

    I would contact Terry Palmer with Beaty Palmer Architects here in San Antonio.
    Our historic City Hall has just undergone a multi-year restoration, and Beaty Palmer won a design competition sponsored by our local AIA Chapter to design a solution for accessibility to the building which has been incorporated into the renovation.
    It is a very elegant solution to a very difficult problem.
    tpalmer@beatypalmer.com
    210-212-8022

    Charles.

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    Charles John AIA
    Principal | Architecture & Design
    HSI DESIGN GROUP
    San Antonio TX
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  • 3.  RE: Accessibility in Historic Buildings Case Studies

    Posted 04-19-2021 10:02 AM
    Thank you Charles!

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    Jonathan Spodek FAIA
    Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning
    Muncie IN
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