Traditional Building Conference

Chicago 2010: Schedule for Thursday, October 21

9:00 am -12:15 pm Workshop

W05 Restoring Steel Windows

Introductory to Intermediate
SPEAKER: James A. Turner, Turner Restoration, Detroit, MI

Recommended Reading: Preservation Brief #13: The Repair and Thermal Upgrading of Historic Steel Windows

  • Understand that the repair of steel requires knowledge of welding.
  • Learn to evaluate how steel windows contribute to the character of a building.
  • Appreciate the history of historic steel windows.

This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the history and use of steel windows. Cleaning, repair techniques, considerations concerning decisions to either repair or replace, as well as the economics of repair vs. replacement will be covered.

9:00 am -10:00/10:30/11:00 am

S01 Legal Issues: When Preservation Goes Green

Intermediate 1 AIA HSW/SD CEU
SPEAKER: Gary L. Cole, AIA, Esq., Attorney and Historic Preservation Architect; Outside General Counsel and Board Member of The Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America, Chicago, IL

  • Examine relevant conflicting historic rehabilitation guidelines.
  • Discuss conflicting “green” building guidelines.
  • Plan carefully to avoid legal liability.

In the rush to “green” all construction, climate change advocates may be creating serious conflict between established historic rehabilitation standards and relatively new high energy efficient construction requirements. A conflict can arise during historic rehabilitation where greater regard is given to either the Secretary of the Interiors for Rehabilitation or energy efficient requirements, and, when doing so causes development economic incentives to be lost and possibly both local historic, and state and local energy efficiency codes to be violated. Gain an understanding of how to avoid legal pitfalls when rehabilitating historic properties that are subject to both preservation guidelines and energy efficiency guidelines.

T01 Masonry and Moisture Problems: Causes and Solutions

Introductory to Intermediate 2 AIA HSW CEUs
SPEAKER: Mario Machnicki, International Working Advisor, U.S. Heritage Group, Chicago, IL

  • Discuss common masonry moisture problems and their causes.
  • Understand the function of mortar and masonry units in historic masonry walls.
  • Evaluate historic mortar compositions.

This workshop will demonstrate the more common moisture problems in masonry. Examples of historic and recent mortar composition will be shown as well as the influence of improper materials used in masonry.

P01 Palladio Awards- Commercial Projects 1.5 AIA CEUs

Introductory to Advanced
Moderator: Martha McDonald, Editor, Clem Labine’s Traditional Building, Brooklyn, NY

  • Apply best practices from award winning projects.
  • Balance client needs with available products, local zoning, and historical standards.

Now in its ninth year, the Palladio Awards program recognizes excellence in traditionally inspired design. In this session, the 2010 recipients for commercial/institutional/public design will give in-depth presentations of the winning projects. The 2010 winners are: John G. Waite Associates, Architects; Atkin Olshin Schade Architects; Robert A. M. Stern Architects; and Khoury & Vogt Architects.

S02 Sustainable Restoration: A Lighting Case Study

Introductory to Intermediate 1 AIA HSW/SD CEU
SPEAKERS: Susan D. Turner, AIA, PMP, LEED AP, Discipline Leader, Historic Preservation, Bailey Edward Architecture, Chicago, IL and Paul Jurkschat, New Metal Crafts, Chicago, IL

  • Differentiate between the performance of historic lights and replicas.
  • Assess wiring, completeness of parts and seismic concerns.
  • Learn the use of lighting mock-ups and their use in design.

This presentation will focus on the lighting upgrade of the First United Methodist Church in the Chicago Temple. The existing fixtures, a defining element of this 1927 church, were retrofitted for energy efficiency, separately circuited with a central lighting control to create worship scenes, and integrated into a new audio-visual system.

9:30 am – 4:30 pm On-Site Workshop
(Bus departs Navy Pier promptly at 9:30 am)

W06 Introduction to Historic Building Assessments: The Charnley Persky House

Introductory to Intermediate 6 AIA HSW/SD CEUs
SPEAKER: James J. Malanaphy, AIA, St. Paul, MN

  • Establish the importance of preparing an historic structure report as a planning tool
  • Apply current methodologies to collect, document and integrate building information during the planning, design and construction phases of a project.
  • Assemble a qualified interdisciplinary team led by an historical architect to assure proper understanding of the historical significance and material condition of an historic building.

Learn about the process of conducting an historic building assessment using the Charnley Persky House, a landmark of Frank Lloyd Wright’s early career. Designed by Wright who was an Adler & Sullivan employee, it features an interplay of planes which Wright continued to explore in his designs. This hands-on investigation of the Charnley Persky House will analyze its site, structure, systems, finishes, and historical significance to make recommendations for its future use, treatment, and interpretation.

10:30 am – 11:30 am/ Noon Seminars

S03 Traditional Sustainable Construction

1 AIA HSW/SD CEU Intermediate
SPEAKER: Ethan Anthony, President, HDB/Cram and Ferguson, Inc., Boston, MA

  • Examine ways that energy efficiency can be incorporated into traditional buildings.
  • Discuss how traditional orientation in planning architecture is sustainable.
  • Learn how traditional materials increase the sustainability of architecture.

Since 1977 the new traditional architecture movement has found its feet and new buildings of varying styles have been designed and built. Using projects in process and completed projects by HDB/Cram and Ferguson, Inc., this presentation will address the ways that sustainability can be achieved in traditional architecture.

P02 The Cornice: Conditions, Criteria, and Case Studies for Restoration and Reconstruction

Intermediate 1 AIA HSW CEU
SPEAKERS: Ilene R. Tyler, FAIA, FAPT, LEED AP, Principal and Director of Preservation, and Ann K. Dilcher, AIA, LEED AP, Project Architect, and Jennifer Henriksen, Project Architect, Quinn Evans Architects, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Identify the elements of a facade that constitutes a building’s cornice.
  • Understand how different types of cornices are constructed and attached.
  • Evaluate the materials and scope of repairs appropriate and complementary to several building types.

Cornices once adorned most 19th and early 20th century buildings. Although a character- defining facade feature and often integral to keeping a building watertight, many buildings have lost this distinguishing feature. This presentation focuses on six case studies of five different cornice materials, their restoration or reconstruction.

P03 The History of American Windows

Intermediate 1.5 AIA HSW/SD CEUs
SPEAKERS: Judy L. Hayward, Executive Director, Preservation Education Institute, Education Director, Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference, Windsor, VT, and Neal A. Vogel, Principal, Restoric, LLC, Evanston, IL

  • Learn the general evolution of window manufacturing in America.
  • Discern how to date historic windows based on their technology.
  • Recognize the geometry of proportion and design in respective styles.

Many notable regional variations in window design and manufacture exist nationwide. You will identify characteristics of windows by architectural style from Colonial to Contemporary. This in-depth look at historic windows will help you implement your current projects.

S14 Lovable Buildings



1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Workshop
presented in cooperation with APT Western Great Lakes Chapter

W07 Cast Iron Workshop

Introductory to Advanced 4 AIA HSW CEUs
SPEAKERS: Richard I. Ortega, PE, AIA, FAPT, Philadelphia, PA; Dr. Alan Pense, Lehigh University, Lehigh, PA; John Allen, Allen Architectural Metals; Edward Gerns, Consultant,Wiss, Janney, Elsner Associates, Chicago, IL and Robert Score, Harboe Architects

  • Learn the history and development of architectural cast iron.
  • Contrast the metallurgical properties between cast iron and steel.
  • Describe how cast iron commonly fails and deteriorates.

This workshop will provide an overview of the history, science, craft and engineering of architectural cast iron. The history of the use of cast iron in architecture will include a practical discussion of the metallurgy of cast iron. Current fabrication techniques will be introduced as well as recommendations for detailing new replacement elements in both cast iron as well as alternative metals.

1:30 pm – 2:30/3:00 pm Seminars

T03 The Life and Times of Michigan’s Historic Windows

Introductory 1.5 AIA HSW/SD CEUs
SPEAKERS: Gerry Harsch, Heritage Working Windows, Traverse City, MI and Nancy Finegood, Executive Director, Michigan Historic Preservation Network, Lansing, MI

  • Learn the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards which relate to historic windows.
  • Understand the case for rehabilitation of heritage/historic windows.
  • Develop window rehabilitation training initiatives.

The question of whether to rehabilitate/restore historic windows or replace them with contemporary material windows is debated with great vigor and emotion throughout the historic preservation community. We will explore the debate and place it within the context of the Secretary of Interior’s Standards. A recent initiative by the Michigan Historic Preservation Network and the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office to train craftsmen to preserve historic windows while making them energy efficient and preserving their character and beauty will be presented.

S04 Transforming the Past to Preserve the Future

Advanced 1 AIA HSW/SD CEU
SPEAKER: Tom Liebel, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Marks, Thomas Architects, Baltimore, MD

  • Identify the challenges of integrating sustainable design strategies into the adaptive use of historic structures, including historic tax credit issues and brown fields concerns.
  • Address how the adaptive reuse of older urban structures can be a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization.
  • Apply a variety of financing strategies and life cycle cost analyses to fund these projects.

Projects that integrate sustainable design, adaptive use, historic preservation and neighborhood revitalization are technically challenging and difficult; when successfully executed, they have a powerful effect that extends well beyond the confines of a site. Neighborhoods integrating diverse uses and preserving the complex layering of architecture found in historic communities have a depth and vitality that cannot be replicated with new development. This session will present the evolution of key concepts that have led to a new generation of projects that have successfully integrated adaptive use and sustainable design with an emphasis on those that have established vibrant mixed-use neighborhoods through the development of individual properties.

R01 Palladio Awards- Residential Projects

Introductory to Advanced 1.5 AIA CEUs
MODERATOR: Will Holloway, Editor, Clem Labine’s Period Homes

  • Apply best practices from award winning projects.
  • Balance client needs with available products, local zoning, and historical standards.

Now in its ninth year, the Palladio Awards program recognizes excellence in traditionally inspired design. In this session, the 2010 recipients for residential design will give in-depth presentations of the winning projects. The 2010 winners are: James Merrell Architects; Michael G. Imber Architects; Braulio Casas Architects; Ferguson & Shamamian Architects; Richard Anderson Landscape Architect; Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors; and David Scott Parker Architects.

S05 Play By Play: Greening Your Rehabilitation Project

Intermediate 1.5 AIA HSW/SD CEUs
SPEAKERS: Liz Petrella, LEED AP, and Jenny Parker, LEED AP Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service, Washington, D.C.

  • Apply the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation while incorporating green design features.
  • Identify areas where preservation and sustainability are easily combined and where current practices diverge.
  • Become familiar with newly published guidance from the National Park Service.

Join experts from the National Park Service to examine how the principles of sustainability can be incorporated into a renovation project while meeting the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation. Going step by step through the principles of sustainability, this session will explore both common sense and innovative solutions to energy-related problems in historic buildings. Participants will benefit from lessons learned by projects that have successfully navigated the federal tax credit program and various green certification programs.

P05 Restoring Windows for Large Projects

Intermediate 1.5 AIA HSW/SD CEUs
SPEAKERS: Gail Wallace, President, and Byron Wallace, Production Manager, Restoration Works, Inc., Bradley, IL

  • Discern the inherent quality found in larger commercial windows and consider restoration.
  • Learn how energy upgrades are incorporated into window restoration for a green window.
  • Discuss different options available under the restoration umbrella.

Window restoration technology has advanced along with service strategies. The Rookery in Chicago (1988), The St. Louis Merchandise Mart (2002), and Yale University’s Silliman College will be used to illustrate how seemingly daunting and complicated projects can be executed with the desired energy efficiency incorporated into window systems on larger windows.

S06 Building Integrated Photovoltaics: Preserving our Future while Maintaining Tradition

Introductory to Intermediate 1 AIA HSW/SD CEU
SPEAKER: Michael McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer, SRS Energy, Philadelphia, PA

  • Understand the building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) industry.
  • Apply BIPV options to future projects.
  • Teach clients to assess the value of BIPV systems for their buildings.

This presentation will deliver an understanding of state-of-the-art photovoltaic technology and products. You will learn essential specification considerations when evaluating photovoltaic systems for new construction and renovation projects. Federal and state government support incentives will also be reviewed.

S13 Sustainability and Sanctity: Three Centuries of Sacred Places by Upjohn, Belluschi, and Stern

Intermediate 1 AIA HSW/SD CEU
SPEAKERS: Glenn R. Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, and Michael DeMatteo, AIA, Senior Associate, Newport Collaborative Architects, Inc., Newport, RI

  • Learn to incorporate sustainable design into sacred places.
  • Discuss the delicate design parameters necessary when adding a sacred space to complement existing buildings.
  • Compare designs and materials that can achieve a sense of a sacred space.

This presentation will address how to preserve sacred places, design historically inspired new spaces, and incorporate sustainable elements in both new and built environments. Spanning three centuries and showcasing three luminaries, we will chronicle the recent award-winning restoration of the Church of St. Gregory the Great, a Modernist chapel designed by Pietro Belluschi, the new construction of Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, a Shingle Style chapel designed by Robert A. M. Stern, and the design of St. Mary’s Parish Center, a modern facility compatible with the neighboring 19th century church designed by Richard Upjohn.



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