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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.

Taliesen Colloquium - Codes and Standards - Arizona in February!

  • 1.  Taliesen Colloquium - Codes and Standards - Arizona in February!

    Posted 10 days ago
    Fantastic CEU opportunity in early 2023 at the inspiring Taliesen West campus!
    Come join the AIA Historic Resources Committee - for a lively discussion over 2 days in sunny Arizona - a deep dive on the Standards!

    Taliesin Colloquium 2023: The Evolution of Preservation Standards and Guidelines

    We must ask if the current policies and standards governing historic preservation continue to be viable as the world is far different than it was when the standards were written.  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.  Are the current policies and practices of historic preservation still valid or must they mature to meet the current challenges?  How can we respond to these challenges and prepare for the future?   Do policies and practices need to be open to change? Some say that current Standards provide the required flexibility and that that it is the interpretation that has become too rigid.   Others believe that we need additional standards to address issues of social and economic equity.  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.

    Registration is live - details on hotel and transportation options will follow via email ato attendees.


    Elizabeth Hallas AIA
    Anderson Hallas Architects, P.C.
    Golden CO