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Architects and conservators joint meeting

From: Fran Gale <gale>
Date: Friday, September 6, 1996
Architects and Conservators:
Preserving the Past and Building the Future

The AIA Historic Resources Committee (HRC) and the American
Institute for Conservation, Architecture Specialty Group (AIC/ASG)
will hold a joint meeting in Alexandria, Louisiana, October
31-November 2, 1996.  Members of both organizations will examine the
role and impact of the architectural conservator on historic
preservation projects.  The National Center for Preservation
Technology and Training (NCPTT) headquartered in Natchitoches, is a
cosponsor of the conference. Special guests include Dr. James
Marston Fitch, Hon. AIA, who will offer his thoughts on conservation
and preservation, and Katherine Stevenson, National Park Service
Associate Director, who will present the 1996 Peterson Prize.
Presentations will be made by architects and conservators in the
sessions described below.

    Value Added: What a Conservator Brings to a Team This session
    will examine how architectural conservators augment a team,
    highlight the benefits of the team process, touch upon the
    formal training that a conservator receives, and focus on a
    holistic approach to preservation.

    Appropriate Preservation Technology. What is "appropriate"
    technology?  These presentations will examine issues that
    preservationists face in their practices, including use of
    computers for documentation, high-tech versus low-tech
    solutions, and the dilemma of pragmatism and preservation.

    Case Studies: Innovative and Exemplary Collaborative Projects
    Through case studies, we'll look at projects that employed
    traditional, modified, or state-of-the-art technology in

AIC/ASG members are invited to join the HRC to hear from a variety
of liaison members. Reports are usually given by the National Park
Service, Association for Preservation Technology, Building
Conservation International, and several other organizations.  Also,
learn more about HRC activities via the subcommittees. The
subcommittees including technology, government affairs, and the HABS
advisory group perform the nuts and bolts of the HRC's work.

Educational sessions in Alexandria will be augmented by a tour of
the Cane River Creole Historical Park and Heritage Area.  The Cane
River area includes a great variety of historic sites in both rural
and town settings and a cultural landscape representing various
aspects of Creole culture. Natchitoches, established in 1714, is the
oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory.

The American Institute of Architects

    The AIA, founded in 1857, has a mission of organizing and
    uniting architects in fellowship, promoting the profession,
    advancing the art and science of architecture, and coordinating
    the building industry. The Historic Resources Committee is an
    AIA professional interest area committed to preservation.
    Contact them at 202-626-7300 or

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

    The AIC is a national membership organization that advances the
    practice and promotes the importance of preservation of cultural
    property, including architecture, books and paper, objects,
    paintings, photographic materials, textiles, and wooden
    artifacts. The Architecture Specialty Group focuses specifically
    on building restoration. Contact them at 202-452-9545.

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

    The NCPTT is a multi disciplinary effort by the National Park
    Service that advances the practice of historic preservation.
    Their mission is implemented through research, training, and
    information-management components. Contact them via E-mail at
    NCPTT [at] alpha__nsula__edu or by phone at 318-357-6464. Their
    publication, Notes from the Center, is a useful resource. The
    NCPTT was instrumental in bringing together this conference.


Architects and conservators from across the US will be joining us in
Natchitoches, including --

    G.W. Adams
    Cunningham-Adams, Sandy Hook, CT

    Glenn Boornazian
    Integrated Conservation Resources, New York, NY

    William Brockway, FAIA
    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

    Matthew Chalifoux, AIA
    Ford Farewell, Mills and Gatch, Princeton, NJ

    Stephen J. Farneth, AIA
    Architectural Resources Group, San Francisco, CA

    James Marston Fitch, Hon. AIA
    Beyer Blinder Belle, New York, NY

    David N. Fixler, AIA
    Perry Dean Rogers & Partners Architects, Boston, MA

    Claudia Kavenaugh
    Building Conservation Associates, New York, NY

    Barrett Kennedy, Ph.D.
    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

    Frank Matero
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    H. Thomas McGrath, AIA
    National Park Service, Williamsport Training Center

    Richard Ortega, RA, PE
    Ortega Consulting, Media, PA

    Morgan Phillips
    Phillips Architectural Conservation, Canajoharie, NY

    Jack H. Pyburn, AIA
    Office of Jack Pyburn, Atlanta, GA

    Lorraine Schnabel
    John Milner & Associates, Philadelphia, PA

    Katherine Stevenson
    National Park Service, Washington, DC

Continuing Education

    AIA members may receive up to 14 Continuing Education System
    (CES) learning units (LUs) for attending the full conference.
    Four of the units may be counted for health, safety, and welfare


    The American Institute of Architects has made arrangements at
    the Hotel Bentley, 200 Desoto Street, Alexandria, LA, phone
    318-448-9600, fax (318) 448-0683. Group rates are: Single $62,
    Double $72, and One-bedroom Suite $165.


    As of this writing, round-trip air fares, assuming advanced
    notice and a Saturday night stay, should be in the following
    ranges: from DC $250-$350, from New York $350-$450, and from
    Chicago $300-$500. Depending on time of travel, a wide range of
    flights is available.

    For lowest applicable fares on all airlines, frequent-flyer
    enrollment and credit, guaranteed ticket delivery, and automatic
    ticket reissuance if fares decrease, contact the AIA official
    travel agency, Travelogue. For immediate reservations and
    information, call (800)227-9200 or (800)644-4400 between 9:00 am
    and 5:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday. Please identify yourself
    as an AIA member traveling to an Institute conference for
    discounted rates.


    Full refunds less a $50 cancellation fee, will be made for
    cancellations received in writing by October 14, 1996. Refunds
    for cancellations received after October 14, 1996, will be
    limited to a 50 percent refund. No refunds will be granted after
    October 21,1996.

Registration Fees

PIA Member/AIC Member/Liason Member/Guest/Government Employee: $195
AIA Member --$225
Non-AIA Member -- $250
Student -- $20

Fees include participation at all conference sessions and meals.
For more information about the conference, contact the AIA
professional interest area hotline at (202) 626-7482 or
(800)242-3837. Visit Natchitoches via the World Wide Web and Alexandria at

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:24
                 Distributed: Friday, September 6, 1996
                       Message Id: cdl-10-24-026
Received on Friday, 6 September, 1996

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