Baltimore 2009: General Sessions
These sessions are available free of charge to all badge holders including Exhibit Hall Only badges.
Thursday, October 22, 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
G01 Opening Plenary
FIGHTIN’ WORDS FOR ELITIST, GENTRIFYING, AND NOSTALGIA-SNOBS:
Introductory to Advanced 1 AIA CEU
SPEAKER: Clem Labine, Founder, Old-House Journal and Clem Labine’s Traditional Building and Clem Labine’s Period Homes, Brooklyn, NY
- Discuss ways to establish a true dialog in public policy debates.
- Discover the power of preservation vocabulary.
Words are weapons. Preservation seems politically irrelevant to many today because we have not modified our vocabulary in light of current crises. Everything is in flux, and many divergent value systems are struggling for control of public policy. Opponents of preservation have numerous emotionally loaded terms they use against us. Just because we believe we’re on the side of the angels, it’s not axiomatic that everyone else sees preservation in that light. This session offers suggestions for improving our outcomes in public policy disputes.
Note: At the conclusion of Clem’s remarks, the first Clem Labine Award will be presented to an individual who has fostered humane values in the built environment.
Friday, October 23, 9:45 am – 10:45 am
G02 Keynote Address - Sustainability, Preservation Architecture, and Economic Viability
Introductory to Advanced 1 AIA HSW CEU/SD CEU pending
SPEAKER: Robert Ivy, FAIA, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record
- Appreciate the link between sustainability and historic preservation.
- Discuss ways to make clear the benefits of preservation.
- See examples of adaptive use projects.
Discuss why preservation is environmentally correct as well as sustainable. Common sense coupled with regional building adaptations that have been forgotten, will be reviewed. The preservation and creation of urban centers will shape the future.
Friday, October 23, Noon - 1:30 pm
G03 Preservation Roundtable – Live in the Exhibit Hall
Introductory 1.5 AIA HSW CEUs
Moderated by members of the AIA Historic Resources Committee and staff from the Baltimore National Heritage Area and Baltimore Division of Historical and Architectural Preservation, Office of Planning
- Learn about preservation initiatives in Baltimore, Maryland, the region, and nation.
- Learn what nonprofit and government preservation groups are doing and how they can help you.
This lively roundtable forum provides a platform for discussion and networking for professionals and volunteers. Bring your lunch and listen to reports on the exciting accomplishments and initiatives these preservation groups undertake.
Friday, October 23, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
G04 Maintenance is Preservation: Terms and Practice- Live in the Exhibit Hall
Introductory 1 AIA HSW CEU
SPEAKER: Richard J. Brand, Maryland Historic Trust, Crownsville, MD
- Learn to define preservation terminology.
- Develop clear methods of communication.
- Understand the importance of common definitions.
Consider the words that we use and what they mean. For example, preservation simply means to preserve, keep, or maintain and rehabilitation means to put back in service or put to a new use. So if you say that you are going to rehabilitate a staircase, you will repair it, level it, and all that is necessary to insure that it can be used safely. By clearly using the right terminology, understanding and better project execution is gained by all.
Friday, October 23, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
G05 Designing a Greene & Greene Inspired House- Live in the Exhibit Hall
Introductory 1 AIA HSW CEU
SPEAKER: James Erler, Principal, Erler Design, Charlottesville, VA 22903
- Understand how the Greenes approached designing a home’s exterior, landscapes, interior trim and furniture to create a harmonious whole.
- Gain insight into the influences that affected the Greenes’ design philosophy.
- Prepare budgets that allow for sensitive techniques, materials, and designs for creating Greene-inspired homes at reasonable prices.
The homes designed by Charles and Henry Greene are distinguished by layers of sculptural elements that knit the house into a harmonious whole. Understanding their artful methods and their inspirations is key to adapting their designs to suit modern lifestyles. The Greenes’ original drawings and photographs demonstrate different approaches that can be used to create Greene-inspired homes such as the Loblolly House.
Saturday, October 24, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm – Live in the Exhibit Hall:
G06 A Kitchen Case Study: Tudor Place
Introductory 1 AIA HSW CEU
SPEAKERS: Ted Eayrs and Walter Eayrs, Partners, Blackburn Restoration Services, LLC, Middleboro, MA, and Leslie Buhler, Director of Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, Washington, DC
- Understand that restoration and investigation go hand-in-hand.
- Develop criterion for determining which historic period to interpret.
- Evaluate repair/replacement options.
The restoration of a kitchen in an historic house museum raises issues that resonate with many historic site and old house owners. This presentation will answer the tough questions raised by the restoration of the kitchen at Tudor Place in Washington, DC. The restoration of the 1914 kitchen began in 2005 and was completed in 2008. Attention will be focused on the importance of a close relationship between the institution and the contractor. The program will tell how missing or unavailable objects were located or fabricated.
Saturday, October 24, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
G07 Design Challenge Presentations and Awards-Live in the Exhibit Hall
Introductory to Advanced 1.5 AIA CEUs
- See traditionally inspired house designs in historic settings.
- Hear professionals discuss new uses for period architectural detailing.
- Review hand-drawn architectural plans.
Join leading architects and designers as they present their work – the culmination of the two-day Traditional Building Design Challenge. The teams have been competing to create an appropriate design for a historic Baltimore residential neighborhood. Watch as the designs are discussed and the winner is announced. Learn how to make your own contextual designs better. Special thanks to our sponsor Woodstone Architectural Windows and Doors.