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February 8


1pm     Shuttle bus from the Hotel to Taliesin West departs


1:30pm     Registration       

Mr. Wrights Office at the public entrance


2pm     Opening session | Keynote         

Introduction: Aaron Betsky, Dean, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

Keynote: A Historic Structure Report and the Preservation for Mr. Jefferson’s Rotunda

Brian Hogg, Preservation Planner, University of Virginia


3pm     Break    

Refreshments on the Terrace


3:30pm     HSR “101”          

The Origin and Development of the Historic Structure Report

Deborah Slaton, Principal, Wiss Janney Elstner


4:30pm     Discussion          

What is the reason to produce an HSR? What if the schedule is short and the budget is small?

Moderator: Deborah Slaton


5pm      Reception           

Light refreshments and beverages served on the Sculpture Garden Terrace

6pm     Adjourn              


6:30pm     Shuttle buses to Hotel depart



February 9


8am      Shuttle bus departs for Taliesin West departs


8am      Breakfast            

served on the Sculpture Garden Terrace


9:00 am     Opening remarks             

goals for the day

Michael Bjornberg, FAIA, HRC Chair Emeritus


9:15 am     The public sector and HSRs         

Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and former California State Historic Preservation Officer


10:15am      How users implement HSRs        

Royce Yeater, Board Member, Jeffris Family Foundation 

11am     Break    

refreshments on the Terrace


11:15am     HSR tools            

New user-oriented approaches

Frank G. Matero, Chair, The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania


12pm     Lunch   

box lunch provided on the Sculpture Garden Terrace


1pm     HSR tools

“HBIM” Building information management for Mount Vernon

Alyson Steele, AIA, Principal, Quinn Evans Architects


1:45pm     HSR tools

Los Angeles Union Station Historic documentation

Katie Horak, Principal, Architectural Resources Group


2:30pm     Preservation Planning for Large Properties          

Taliesin West Preservation Plan

Steve Venker, Historic Preservation Officer, City of Scottsdale

Fred Prozzillo, Vice President of Preservation, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation


3:30pm     Break   

refreshments on the Terrace     


4pm     The HSR of tomorrow    

Panel: Deborah Slaton, Wayne Donaldson, Brian Hogg, Frank Matero, Peyton Hall,            

Moderators: Karl Stumpf and Michael Bjornberg, Chairs Emeriti, Historic Resources Committee


4:45pm     Closing Remarks              

5:15pm     Night Lights Tour of Taliesin West

Taliesin West tour guides, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation


6:30pm     Adjourn

6:45pm     Shuttle bus from Taliesin West to Hilton Garden Inn departs


Optional no-host dinner with sponsors, friends, and colleagues at one of the restaurants in Old Town Scottsdale, a short walk from the hotel