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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.

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CHSA Webinar: Buildings to Boats - The Way Things Worked and Other Tales of Construction History

  • 1.  CHSA Webinar: Buildings to Boats - The Way Things Worked and Other Tales of Construction History

    Posted 25 days ago
    Buildings to Boats:
    The Way Things Worked and Other Tales of Construction History

    Sep 17, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Two presentations:

    The Return of the Bearing Wall: The Secret History of SOM's Tube Structures by Thomas Leslie, FAIA

    This presentation will look at the sources of the tube structure, tracing its course through apartment buildings in New York and Chicago by I.M. Pei and August Komendant and tall buildings of the early 1960s by SOM and showing how the principle inspired variant approaches to apartment tower design that have rarely been acknowledged as tube structures.

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    A Conversation with David Macauley: Illustrator of and for the Ages

    Award-winning author David Macaulay sits down in conversation with CHSA's Brian Bowen to discuss his process and examine his elegantly illustrated books laced with wry humor. Macaulay's Building Series includes Castle, Cathedral, City, Pyramid, Underground, Unbuilding, Mill, Ship, Mosque and his latest publication Crossing on Time: Steam Engines, Fast Ships and a Journey to the New World.

    Full information and registration:
    https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MxyyG2uSQnyMQqYeX5EUzg



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    Ronda Bernstein
    Historical Consultant
    HISTORY PRESERVATION INC
    For all of your historical matters
    Richmond, VA
    www.historicalmatters.net
    Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @histpresinc
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  • 2.  RE: CHSA Webinar: Buildings to Boats - The Way Things Worked and Other Tales of Construction History

    Posted 4 days ago
    Very interesting - thanks for posting this!

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    Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham AIA
    Senior Campus Planner
    University of Massachusetts
    Amherst MA
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