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Conference on collaboration between architects and conservators

From: Frances Gale <gale>
Date: Monday, June 17, 1996
Architects & Conservators:
Preserving the Past and Building the Future
October 31 - November 3, 1996
Alexandria and Natchitoches, Louisiana

This joint conference of the AIA/Historic Resources Committee (HRC),
American Institute for Conservation Architecture Specialties Group
(AIC/ASG) and the National Center for Preservation Training and
Technology (NCPTT) will examine how preservation architects and
conservators work together in preserving America's heritage.

The program: We'll begin on Thursday, October 31st with conference
registration (beginning at 5:30 pm) and a Halloween reception before
allowing for dinner on-your-own at one of the several restaurants in
the historic district.

The program starts on Friday, November 1 with continental breakfast
at 8:00 am followed by welcome, organization overviews and the
following sessions:

Value Added: What Conservators Bring to a Team: How do architectural
conservators augment and enhance the team process? What is the
benefit for the owner? This seminar will touch briefly on the
training conservators receive, focus on how their work can
contribute to a project, and how to take a holistic approach to

Appropriate Technology and Historic Preservation: What happens when
we need substitute materials due to declining resources? When you
need to incorporate new environmental systems, are the hi-tech
solutions for low-tech buildings merely setting us on a collision
course? Are pragmatism and preservation incompatible? These and
other issues, along with their solutions--financial, logistical
and ethical--will be explored.

Case Studies: Innovative and Exemplary Collaborative Projects: An
ever-increasing number of future projects will be done on already
existing buildings. Here are six examples of projects employing the
appropriate traditional, modified, or state-of-the-art technology in

Saturday and Sunday we'll have HRC subcommittee and liaison reports
with tours of local landmarks and plantations in the Creole
tradition in and around the Cane River on Saturday.

The accommodations: A block of rooms at The Hotel Bentley,
Alexandria, LA have been reserved. Single rooms are $62.00, doubles
$72.00, and one-bedroom suites $165.00. Please call (318) 448-9600
for reservations.

More information: Call the AIA PIA information line at (202)
626-7482 or (800) 247-3837. Attached, you'll find some information
regarding Natchitoches and the Cane River.

Frances Gale
Training Coordinator, gale [at] alpha__nsula__edu
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
NSU Box 5682,  Natchitoches,  LA   71497
Fax: 318-357-6421
Fax-on-demand: 318-357-3214

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:1
                 Distributed: Wednesday, June 19, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-10-1-012
Received on Monday, 17 June, 1996

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