2013 Preservation Symposium

560_presconfbuttonArts, Autos, and Architecture 

Architects, engineers, preservation professionals and advocates!  Explore current preservation challenges, network with preservation-minded participants and earn AIA Continuing Education Credits (6.5 AIA CEHs)!

View the whole program here.

Featured Speakers:

Justine Posluszny Bello- Justine Posluszny Bello is a project lead and Senior Conservator at Conservation Solutions, Inc, a private conservation firm based in Washington, DC; Santa Fe, NM; and Ottawa, CA. She holds a MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University and a BA in Historic Preservation from the University of Mary Washington. Justine achieved Professional Associated status with the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) in 2010, is a Director of the Washington Conservation Guild, and a member of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT).
Christine Madrid French – Christine Madrid French is an architectural historian and advocate for American modern buildings. In 2000, she co-founded the Recent Past Preservation Network and served as the president for nine years. She then worked as the Director of the Modernism + Recent Past Program for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She is an Expert Member on the 20th-Century Heritage Committee for the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and serves as teh Curator of History at the Art and History Museums-Maltland, near Orlando, Florida.

David Gartman – David Gartman received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at San Diego, and is currently Professor of Sociology at the University of South Alabama. His research interest include design, architecture, and the automobile industry. He is the author of Auto Slavery, Auto Opium, From Autos to Architecture, andCulture, Class, and Critical Theory. He is currently researching a book on the built environment of the New Deal.

Timothy Dunn – Timothy Dunn, the Vitrolite Specialist, has worked with Structural Glass (Vitrolite and Carrara) since 1985. Tim relishes in restoring bathrooms, kitchens, theatre, and store facades around the country back to their original grandeur. Trained by Don Cavlecy, the last Vitrolite repairman in St. Louis, Tim has traveled the country in pursuit of elusive Vitrolite. Tim makes his home in St. Louis, Missouri, where he carries on an unbroken tradition of Vitrolite repair. In Tim’s words, “Vitrolite customers are the best; they’re as passionate about the glass as I am.”

Brian Howard – Brina Howard completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut obtaining a degree in chemistry, art, and art history. As a graduate student Brian trained in painting and furniture conservation building upon 10 years of experience in England. Brian established B.R. Howard & Associates Inc. in January 1988 after completing his graduate training in art conservation at the State University College in Buffalo, NY. He is a Professional Associate and past Treasurer of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Board of Directors.

Conference Schedule:
Here is the program PDF.Thursday, Sept 19
Blue Heaven Studios, 201 S. 8th
10:00-11:30: Opening
11:30-1:00: Informal Networking Lunch
1:00-3:00: Educational Sessions
3:00-4:30: Tour- Pioneer Presidents Place

Masonic Temple, 336 S. Santa Fe
5:30-7:00: Reception/Keynote- Saving the Modern Century: Future
Visions for Historic Preservation – Christine Madrid French

Friday, Sept 20
Stiefel (Fox) Theatre
8:00: Registration
8:30-9:30: Modernism and the Model T: Autos and the Misplaced
Development of Modern Architecture- David Gartman
9:30-10:45: Preservation Treatment Approaches: From Autos to
Architecture-Brian Howard
10:45-11:00: Break
11:00-12:00: Vitrolite Preservation- Tim Dunn
12-2:00: Silver Sponsor Lunch at Martinelli’s
2:00-2:30: GSA Modern Architecture Program-Sylvia Augustus
2:30-3:30: Metal Preservation- Justine Posluszny Bello
3:30-4:00: Closing Session- Christine Madrid French