Baltimore 2009: Schedule for Thursday, October 22
9:00 am – Noon
W05 Installing Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems in Historic Public Spaces within Historic Buildings
Moderator: H. Thomas McGrath, Superintendent, US National Park ServiceHistoric Preservation Training Center, Frederick, MD
The valuable lessons learned when historic rehabilitation projects have completed major M/E/P retrofitting projects will be shared. Featured projects are the Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, MD, the Maryland Statehouse in Annapolis, MD, and the Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. You will be able to hear different perspectives as this panel includes building stewards and owners, architects, engineers, and contractors.
W06 Baltimore Building Crafts Tour- Pre-registration required- Attendance Limited
Introductory to Advanced 3AIA HSW CEUs
SPEAKERS: Johns Hopkins, Baltimore Heritage, Inc., and staff from Mark Supik & Co. Woodturning, G. Krug Ironworks, and Hayles and Howe, Plasterers; Baltimore, MD
This tour will dispel that myth that “they don’t make ‘em like they used to!” You will learn how to make and repair historic architectural elements on this tour of three workshops owned and operated by very successful practitioners of traditional building crafts.
W07 Classicism & the New Kitchen. Pre-registration required.
Introductory – Advanced 3 AIA HSW CEUs
SPEAKERS: Sarah Blank, SBD Kitchens, LLC, Darien, CT and Martin Brandwein, Architect and Fellow, ICA&CA
Some of the most successful kitchens combine a traditional look with modern appliances, lighting, and other state of the art devices. This seminar will focus on the integration of classical language into the design of the kitchen for the twenty-first century. Through free-hand drawing exercises and examining case studies, participants will learn how to use the moldings and classical orders to create well-proportioned and beautiful kitchens.
9:00 am – 10:00 am
P01 Life Safety Systems in Historic Buildings: The Virginia State Capitol
Intermediate to Advanced 1 AIA HSW CEU
SPEAKER: Matthew Conrad, Project Manager, The Christman Company, Lansing, MI
Using the Virginia Capitol Building restoration as a case history, this presentation will discuss smoke detection through a VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus) system, fire alarm emergency notification through visual strobes and speaker horns, constructing and maintaining fire separations using fire resistant materials, and fire separation maintenance in HVAC systems. Each system discussed will include the testing requirements to gain building occupancy.
S01 LEED Challenges: Greening A Small Historic Property on a Tight Budget
Intermediate 1 AIA HSW CEU-SD CEU Pending
SPEAKER: T. David Bell, AIA, LEED AP, Bell Architects, PC, Washington, D.C. and Jeffrey Larry, Owner and Woodworker, Restoration Concepts, Baltimore, MD
A simple, low-budget project to rehabilitate a vacant 4500 square foot building that was envisioned to simply comply with code became a LEED Silver targeted commercial property. Practical strategies and lessons learned will be shared. Performance-based code compliance, integration of architectural craftsmanship, art and custom furniture, innovative strategies, daylight controls, and resources efficiencies will be covered.
10:30 am –11:30 am
P02 Planning & Probing: Purposeful Investigation of Historic Buildings
Intermediate 1 AIA HSW CEU
SPEAKERS: Adam Harrison, LEED AP, Project Engineer and David Brooks, LEED, AP, APT, NTHP, WBC, Project Manager/Estimating, The Christman Company, Alexandria, VA
Good investigation is needed to determine where historic fabric is present, to establish proper methods of installation, and to establish the limits of design. Choosing what and where probe investigations are to take place requires research into how the building was constructed and expanded over its lifetime, its initial design of systems and their purpose, and on-site investigation.
S02 Three for the Price of One: Saving Energy, History, & Money
Intermediate 1 AIA HSW CEU/SD CEU Pending
SPEAKER: John H. Cluver, AIA, LEED AP; Voith & Mactavish Architects, LLP, Philadelphia, PA
With the increasing interest in sustainable design and buildings, the focus has been largely on new construction and technologies. Owners of historic buildings often have high energy bills that might be reduced by thoughtful rehabilitation. A common misconception is that these buildings are inherently wasteful and need major interventions to make them energy efficient, when there are many simple, small-scale solutions to energy consumption. This session will examine the inherent sustainability of historic buildings and the possibilities for turning them into energy efficient and sustainable buildings without sacrificing their historic character. A case study of energy modeling will be used to illustrate life cycle and cost/benefit analysis of a variety of improvements designed for energy cost savings.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
W08 Latrobe in Baltimore: Workshop & Tour- The Basilica and Davidge Hall, University of Maryland
Intermediate to Advanced 3 AIA HSW CEUs/SD CEUs pending
Speakers: John G. Waite, FAIA and FAPT, and Senior Principal and Clay S. Palazzo, AIA, and Principal; John G. Waite, Associates, Architects, Albany and New York, New York.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Baltimore was a major commercial port and arguably the leading intellectual and cultural center of the United States. Benjamin Henry Latrobe, America’s first professional architect, designed two of the most important buildings in the city and nation. Latrobe was commissioned in 1806 to build the first Catholic Cathedral in the United States—one that would epitomize religious freedom. The Basilica Restoration Project received an AIA Honor Award in 2009. Originally attributed to Baltimore builder, Robert Cary Long, Sr., Davidge Hall was built in 1812. Recent research indicates that it was the work of Latrobe, influenced by Thomas Jefferson. This workshop will examine recent restorations of the Baltimore Basilica and Davidge Hall, the oldest extant medical school building in the U.S. and the oldest anatomical theater in the English-speaking world.
2:00 pm – 5:15 pm
W09 Paint Practices for Historic Structures. Pre-registration required.
Introductory to Advanced 3 AIA HSW CEUs
SPEAKERS: Duffy Hoffman, Preservation Consultant, Elkins, WV and TBA
This third-generation craftsman will guide you through a discussion of modern and traditional paint methods. Watch a demonstration of appropriate preparation, paint and primer selection, and application.
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
S03 A Roadmap to Greening Existing & Historic Buildings
Introductory to Intermediate 1.5 AIA HSW CEUs/SD CEUs Pending
SPEAKER: Eric Corey Freed, Principal, organicARCHITECT, San Francisco, CA and Author, Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons) and forthcoming books Sustainable Schools (2009) and Green Homes, Green Pockets (2010)
Our buildings eternally consume energy and resources. This session will take you on a journey through suburbia, Las Vegas, and New Orleans to uncover how we are missing opportunities to save energy, water, and money.
P03 Classicism and Urban Infill in a Historic Setting
Introductory to Advanced 1.5 AIA HSW CEUs/SD CEUs pending
SPEAKERS: David Rau, Principal, John A. Hugo, Founder, and Gibson Worsham, Historic Architect, 3North, Richmond, VA
Participants will be challenged to think about American cities from a classically urban point of view. The city of Nauvoo, Illinois, and the local patterns that formed during its creation by Mormon architects will be used as an example. The existing buildings, as well as missing buildings and those that were proposed but never built, were used as a basis for designing additions to the historic grid. New buildings can embody ancient traditions and express their roles without using symbolic tokens of stainless steel, plate glass, and concrete or by resorting to the use of protective coloration.
T01 Architectural Interiors: Understanding & Applying Classical Moldings to Today’s Homes
Intermediate 1 AIA HSW CEU
SPEAKER: Brent Hull, Founder, Hull Historical, Fort Worth, TX and Co-Author, Winterthur Style Sourcebook: Traditional American Rooms (Fox Chapel Publishing, 2009)
You will discover the history and characteristics of America’s Georgian and Federal styles, with a focus on architectural interiors and moldings. The design of Georgian and Federal interiors, moldings, and mantels in period rooms from Winterthur, Henry Francis du Pont’s early 20th century home, will be examined.
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
P04 A Case Study in Structural Repair of a Sandstone Cathedral (60 mins)
Intermediate 1 AIA HSW CEU
SPEAKER: Jack C. Healy, P.E., Principal, Ryan-Biggs Associates, P.C., Troy, NY
The restoration of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY was the largest sandstone restoration project and the only stone spire re-erection in the western hemisphere. Learn to identify and detail some of the structural considerations of the evaluation, planning, and construction phases of the project, including stabilization of the 200 foot high tower, mortar evaluation, anchor testing for new stone attachment, flatjack testing, vibration measurements, and upgrading the roof to wall structural attachments.
S04 Social Sustainability- The Third Facet of Sustainable Design
Intermediate 1.5 AIA HSW CEUs/SD CEUs pending
SPEAKER: Tom Liebel, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal; Marks, Thomas Architects, Baltimore, MD
There are three aspects of sustainable design: ecological, economic, and social sustainability – also known as “planet, profit, people” or “the triple bottom line.” Of the three, social sustainability is the least understood, mainly due to the difficulty in measuring values like community and civic engagement. Revitalizing existing neighborhoods and historic structures through historic preservation and adaptive use are good ways to create social sustainability.
P05 Metropolitan Floor System: A Case Study from the University of Baltimore (60 mins.)
Introductory to Advanced 1 AIA HSW CEU
SPEAKERS: George Holback, AIA, and Principal and Anath Ranon, AIA, Associate, Cho Benn Holback, Baltimore, MD and Donald Friedman, PE, Old Structures Engineering, PC, New York, NY
When rehabilitation of the 1927 Knights of Pythias building began in 2002 for the University of Baltimore, the design team didn’t know that the building was constructed using an archaic structural system known as Metropolitan flooring. This system was patented in the late 19th century as part of the search for lightweight, fireproof structural floor systems. It is a series of twisted steel wires, draped over the top of the floor beams that serve as catenary supports for floor loading. This presentation will focus on the methods used to accommodate this uncommon floor system as well as other major historic elements of the project.
T02 Plaster: Modern Techniques meet Traditional Materials
Intermediate to Advanced 1.5 AIA HSW CEUs
SPEAKERS: David A. Kemnitzer, Proprietor, David A. Kemnitzer, Architect, AIA, Shepherdstown, WV and Michael Mills, AIA, Morgantown, WV.
The repair and restoration of plaster is vital when confronted with damaged or missing plaster. You will learn ways to repair flat and three dimensional plaster as well as techniques used to replicate three-dimensional plaster.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
P06 Getting under the Skin: Case Studies in Non-Destructive Investigation
Intermediate to Advanced 1 AIA HSW CEU
SPEAKER: Richard I. Ortega, PE, AIA, FAPT, and director of preservation technology, RMJM Hiller, Philadelphia, PA
Non-destructive investigation (NDI) is an extremely valuable tool in the analysis of existing buildings, allowing design professionals to augment visual observation early in the investigative process. Compare the results of NDI testing used for two projects: Kline Biology Tower and Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
S05 A Case Study in Historic Rehabilitation and LEED Certification
Intermediate 1 AIA HSW CEU/SD CEU pending
SPEAKERS: Christine Reynolds, PE, Associate Principal and Historic Preservation Specialist, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Fairfax, VA and Jack Paruta, AIA, Senior Associate, Gensler Architects, Morristown, NJ
The adaptive use of a 1932 high-rise building located in a National Historic District in downtown Philadelphia will be discussed. The building, which was the original and longtime home of the local AIA chapter, is being converted from Class C office space and ground floor retail to a four star boutique hotel. The building suffered from decades of deferred maintenance. The project encompasses many issues sensitive to preservation, from non-compliant fire code and egress upgrades, complete replacement of the mechanical systems and historic windows, and targeted repairs to restore badly deteriorated exterior elements in a visually inconspicuous manner.
T03 Matching Traditional Stonework
Introductory to Intermediate 1 AIA HSW CEU
SPEAKER: Ken Jackman, President and Founder, New World Stoneworks, Uxbridge, MA
Discuss ways to identify traditional stone patterns and techniques used to match new work with old. A live masonry demonstration will result in the construction of a traditional/historical sample board.
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
G01 Opening Plenary and the first Clem Labine Award Ceremony -