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Call for papers--Symposium on mid-century modern structures

From: Mary Striegel <striegelm<-a>
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
"Mid-Century Modern Structures: Materials and Preservation"
2015 Symposium
St. Louis, Missouri
April 28-30, 2015

The Friends of NCPTT, the World Monument Fund, the American
Institute for Architecture St. Louis, Washington University in St.
Louis, and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial are partnering
for a jointly organized symposium on the preservation of Mid-Century
Modern Structures.  The meeting will be held at the Drury Plaza
Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, April 14-16, 2015.  A public lecture
will precede the meeting on Monday evening, April 13, 2015 at
Washington University in St. Louis.

Focusing primarily on the history, use, and preservation of
materials found in Mid-Century modern architecture, the 2015
three-day symposium will provide in-depth understanding of the
complex issues associated with the preservation of these structures.
Special emphasis will be on modern architectural metals, but
presentations on other materials, such as concrete and curtain wall
structures, will be included.

Schedule: More information and a full schedule will be available in
November, once papers have been selected.

Call for Oral presentations: Talks will be 30 minutes in duration,
including questions.  Please submit an abstract of no less than 500
words (excluding figures and references).  Abstract should contain:
presenter's full contact information (name, title, organization,
address, phone, fax, email), and a 100-word biography for the author
and each co-author. We recommend no more than two presenters per
paper.  Oral presentation abstract deadline is October 15, 2014.
Email notification of accepted presentations will be sent on
December 1, 2014.  Presentations addressing similar topics will be
combined into sessions.  Presentations will be reviewed and selected
by conference staff.  Speakers will be offered a reduced
registration fee of $199.

Written papers: Presenters will be required to prepare a short
paper, 10 pages maximum, for inclusion in a symposium publication.
Those speakers selected for the conference will receive format
instructions. Deadline for submission of the paper is February 2,
2015.

Call for Poster presentations: Posters should be approximately 36
inches x 40 inches, landscape.  Please submit an abstract of no less
than 500 words (excluding figures and references).  Abstract should
contain: main presenter's full contact information (name, title,
organization, address, phone, fax, email).  Poster presentation
abstract deadline is December 1, 2014.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

    Special focus on the Gateway Arch project

    "New" materials and Mid-Century modern architecture in an
    historical context

    Cyclic maintenance and protection of aging structures

    Material properties, performance and behavior

    Field evaluation and diagnosis techniques

    Mechanisms of corrosion

    Metal surfaces and textures

    Engineering issues

    Cleaning and other treatments

Special emphasis will be given to modern architectural metals

Submissions should be sent to:

    NCPTT
    ATTN: Mary F. Striegel
    645 University Parkway
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    mary_striegel<-a t->nps< . >gov

Submission Guidelines:

All Accepted proposals must be presented at the conference by at
least one author.

Authors of an accepted presentation must provide an abstract of no
less than 500 words.

Authors of an accepted paper agree to provide a short paper, 10
pages maximum, for inclusion in a symposium publication.

Presentations given by students are welcomed by not required.

Submissions whose main purpose is to promote a commercial product
will not be accepted.

Lodging: The symposium will be held at
Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch
2 South 4th Street
St. Louis MO 63102
314-231-3003
Fax: 1-877-231-7938

The International Fur Exchange Building, the Thomas Jefferson
Building and the American Zinc Building make up the new 355-room
Drury Plaza Hotel, and are listed on the National Register of
Historic Places.

A block of rooms will be available for the symposium.  Ask for the
NPS Mid-Century Modern Structures: Materials and Preservation
Symposium Rate.

Room

   Single Rate: $108
   Triple Rate: $138
   Double Rate: $118
   Quad Rate:   $128


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