Preservation Symposium 2012

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The 2012 Preservation Symposium explored current preservation challenges, provided networking opportunities for preservation-minded participants and the chance to earn AIA Continuing Education Credits (6.5 AIA CEHs).

The Symposium was held in Leavenworth, KS September 13-14th, 2012.

Schedule At a Glance

Thursday, September 13, 2012 JW Crancer’s, 530 Delaware
6:00-8:00 p.m. – Reception and Keynote

Friday, September 14, 2012 Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade
8:00-8:30 a.m. – Registration

8:30-8:45 a.m. – Welcome
8:45-10:15 a.m. – Replication, Compatibility and Differentiation
10:15-11:00 a.m.– Negotiation Basics for Cultural Resource Managers
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – Tour
12:10-1:30 p.m. – Lunch/Keynote:  History of Concrete
1:40-2:40 p.m. – Repairing Historic Concrete
2:40-4:00 p.m. – HVAC Challenges

Featured Speakers

Pratt Cassity
Pratt Cassity, Director of the Center for Community Design and Preservation (CCDP) at the University of Georgia, is a seasoned trainer and lecturer on historic-preservation-related topics.  Cassity will moderate and lead discussion in the session “Replication, Compatibility and Differentiation.”

Robert Courland
Robert Courland is a San Francisco-based writer whose recent book Concrete Planet:  The Strange and Fascinating Story of the World’s Most Common Man-made Material, has been warmly received by readers and critics.  Courland will present Friday’s keynote address on the history of concrete.

Nicholas Dorochoff
Nicholas Dorochoff is a historic preservation consultant based in Chicago.  In his book, Negotiation Basics for Cultural Resource Managers, Dorochoff “distills current best practices in negotiation theory and technique” to provide advocates with the tools they need to resolve preservation-related conflicts.

Paul Gaudette
Paul Gaudette is a principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (Chicago), where he specializes in historic and architectural concrete repair.  He was the co-author of Preservation Brief 15 – Preservation of Historic Concrete, the lead instructor for concrete repair for ACI, and has led many workshops for APT and DOCOMO on historic concrete repair.


Opening Reception
Thursday, September 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
J. W. Crancer’s, 530 Delaware
Join us at downtown’s premiere events center for food, drink and inspiration.  Hear about this successful historic tax credit project.  Opening remarks with Pratt Cassity.

A False Sense:  Replication, Compatibility and Differentiation
Friday, September 14, 8:45-10:15 a.m.
Riverfront Community Center
When it comes to additions and new construction, there is a fine balance between compatibility and differentiation.  Is there a place for new design in historic preservation?  Should new features replicate the old?  What materials should be used?  Panelists will use specific examples to discuss ways to overcome these challenges.

Friends or Foes?  Negotiation Basics for Cultural Resource Managers
Friday, September 14, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Riverfront Community Center
Historic preservation advocates often find themselves at odds with government officials, developers and others who do not share their views.  Nicholas Dorochoff offers a guide to working with “the other side” to resolve preservation conflicts. 

Friday, September 14, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Downtown Leavenworth
See how the First City of Kansas is capitalizing on its industrial and cultural heritage through downtown development.

Concrete Planet:  A History of Concrete
Friday, September 14, 12:10-1:30 p.m.
Riverfront Community Center
Builders from the Romans on have relied on concrete as a durable and versatile construction material for roads, bridges and buildings.  Author Robert Courland will provide a history of concrete.

Repairing Historic Concrete
Friday, September 14, 1:40-2:40 p.m.
Riverfront Community Center
Concrete has long taken a back seat to wood, brick and stone in preservation circles.  Concrete expert Paul Gaudette offers a primer on the repair of historic concrete. 

HVAC Challenges:  Exposed?
Friday, September 14, 2:40-4:00 p.m.
Riverfront Community Center
Designing HVAC systems for historic buildings, whether highly ornate or industrial, can be a challenge.  When are exposed spiral ductwork, soffiting and suspended ceilings appropriate?  Panelists will use specific examples to help you overcome your HVAC challenges.