Traditional Building Conference

Chicago 2010: Speaker Biographies

Traditional Building Conference speakers are carefully selected by the Education Director and the Conference Advisory Board. Presenters must have both strong industry credentials and the ability to communicate their facts and ideas in a compelling way. Speakers are industry professionals with knowledge and expertise in historic preservation (including but not limited to, planning, design, project management, construction and finance); urban planning; new urbanism; facility management,; construction trades and material science.

Biographies are listed in alphabetical order by speaker's last name:

T09:  Traditional Elements of Modern Stone Design
Steve Alamin
President and COO
Rhodes Architectural Stone
2011 E. Olive Street
Seattle, WA  98122
P: (206) 709-3000 x 1334; E: stevea@rhodes.org

Steve Alamin brings to RAS a breadth of leadership experience in global sourcing, luxury brands and service. He has been a leader in the architectural stone business for a decade and been involved in luxury residential construction for 20 years. Steve has established RAS as the leading custom finished natural stone supplier and has created networks in Europe, South America and Asia delivering exquisite products to discerning clients.

W07:  Cast Iron Workshop
John Allen
President & CEO
Allen Architectural Metals, Inc.
PO Box 1210
Talladega, AL 35161
P: (256) 761-2609; F: (256) 761-1967;
E: johna@allenmetals.com
New York Sales Office
373 Broadway, Suite F9
New York, NY 10013
P: (646) 400-0707

John C. Allen is the founder, owner and CEO of Allen Architectural Metals, Inc. with offices in New York City and Talladega, Alabama. Since 1995 his award-winning firm has worked on high profile cast iron restoration and preservation projects throughout the Northeast and in downtown Chicago. The company has been recognized for working with cast iron in contemporary applications for private residences and municipal projects such as custom subway entrances located on the Red and Blue Lines in Chicago. Mr. Allen will be presenting and serves on the Planning Committee for the upcoming national symposium on Cast & Wrought Iron sponsored by the Historic Preservation Education Foundation at Columbia University, spring 2011. Recent corporate projects in cast iron include: Fishers Island; Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges, Plaza Hotel and the Knox Building (HSBC) in New York. At present the firm has dismantled and is restoring a six story cast iron 1870’s façade at 361 Broadway, Manhattan with over 3,000 cast parts being restored or replaced.

S03:  Traditional Sustainable Construction
Ethan Anthony
Principal Cram and Ferguson Architects
23 Bradford St.
Concord, MA 01742

P: (617) 424-6200; F: (617) 424-7762; E: ethananthony@hdb.com

Ethan Anthony, AIA is President of HDB/Cram and Ferguson of Boston, MA, founded in 1889 by Ralph Adams Cram.  He is a member of the Board of INTBAU USA, a charter member of the INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners and a featured author in “The Venice Charter Revisited:  Modernism & Conservation in the Postwar World” (INTBAU 2009).  Since 1996, his work has concentrated on the planning and design of new traditionally styled religious and academic buildings in addition to restoration of historically significant buildings.  His book, The Architecture of Ralph Adams Cram and his Office, was published by WW Norton in 2007.

G02:  Saving and Reinstalling Historic Sheet-Metal Facades
W10:  Upstairs Downtown:  Growing Up Not Out

Anna Margaret Barris
Project Designer
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL  62701
P: (217) 782-7534; F: (217) 524-7525; E: annamargaret.barris@illinois.gov
 
Anna Margaret Barris has been a project designer for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency since 2001, and now works for the Illinois Main Street program, providing architectural assistance and training to almost 70 communities across the state.  Most recently, Ms. Barris has been focusing on the challenges of upper-floor redevelopment in historic commercial buildings.  She and her colleagues have garnered awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and the Illinois chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
 
T08:  Understanding American Heritage Tile Work
Keith Bieneman
General Manager
Subway Ceramics
303 Bruce Street
Verona, WI  53593
P: (608) 237-7274; F: (608) 237-7291; E: keith@subwaytile.com

Keith, Bienman holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration/Product Marketing from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His experience with ceramic tile began in 2000 as the owner of a specialty tile retail store, where he began to see a market need for heritage tile work.  He was immediately attracted to the technically sophisticated and precise system of pre-war era tile work and the challenge of developing a historic collection of tile that could authentically recreate the turn-of-the-century bathroom.  He has been privileged to work on many landmark structures and dedicated to make Subway Ceramics a viable and practical option for even the most modest of period homes.
 
S10:  Codes, Credits, and LEED – A Case Study
T. David Bell, AIA, LEED AP
Bell Architects, PC
1228 9th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
P: (202) 548-7570x201; F: (202) 548-7580; E: david.bell@bellarc.com
 
T. David Bell, AIA LEED AP is the President and founder of Bell Architects, an award-winning architectural firm.  He has been a leader in advocacy and the practice of sustainable design and historic preservation.  Mr. Bell is past president of the DC Preservation League, Docent Emeritus of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, a current Trustee of Cultural Tourism DC and a current Director of the DC chapter of the AIA.  He has been featured by the National Building Museum’s Great Green Places and interviewed on National Public Radio about historic preservation and sustainable design.

T04:  Restoring Historic Doors and Hardware
Greg Bettenhausen
Owner
Al Bar Wilmette Platers
Wilmette, IL  60091
P: (847) 251-0187; F: (847) 251-0281; E: geb@albarwilmette.com

T10:  Finishing Ornamental Metals
Douglas Bracken
President
Wiemann Ironworks
2620 E. 11th Street
Tulsa, OK  74104
P: (918) 592-1700x12; F: (918) 592-2384; E: douglas_bracken@wiemanniron.com

Douglas Bracken holds a bachelor’s degree. He has years of board service at the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association, including service as president and technical committee chair.  He has presented numerous educational sessions at the national convention.

W09:  Historic Plaster Repair:  1500 – 1940
Rory Brennan
Preservation Plastering, Ltd.
Big Wally’s Adhesives
Green Street
Brattleboro, VT  05301
P: (802) 254-1330; F: (802) 254-9009; E: rory@plastermagic.com

Rory Brennan has appeared on three episodes of This Old House, demonstrating plaster conservation repair techniques.  He has worked on the complete replastering of the Servant’s Hall with traditional materials at Mount Vernon, VA.  Other projects include:  The Mormon Tabernacle, Colonial Williamsburg, Pennsylvania State House, Massachusetts State House, Vermont State House, New Hampshire State House, Franklin-Adams House in Deadwood, SD, Park-McCullough House in Bennington, VT and the Owens-Thomas House and Isaiah Davenport House in Savannah, GA.

G02:  Saving and Reinstalling Historic Sheet-Metal Facades
Darius Bryjka
B-W Consultants, Inc.
1722 W. Homewood Avenue
Springfield, IL  62704
P: (217) 220-5542; E: darius@bwpreservation.com

Darius Bryjka was formerly a project designer for the Illinois Main Street Program at the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.  During that time he reviewed proposed changes to historic Illinois properties under a variety of state and national programs. 
 He and his colleagues have garnered awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and the Illinois chapter of the American Institute of Architects.  Currently he gathers and disseminates information
about the Mesker companies.

P09:  Adaptive Use:  Transforming Historic Buildings for New Uses
Brad Cambridge, RA
Quinn Evans Architects
219 ½ N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
P: (734) 663-5888; F: (734) 663-5044; E: bcambridge@quinnevans.com

Brad Cambridge, RA, is Project Architect for the Armory Arts and Ottawa Station projects.  He won the 2009 Detroit Fusion Horizon Award for Creative Services Young Professional award in recognition of his work transforming underutilized buildings for new uses.  Mr. Cambridge is Vice President of the Eastern Great Lakes Chapter of APT.

W10:  Upstairs Downtown:  Growing Up Not Out
Dan Carmody
President
Eastern Market Corporation
2934 Russell Street
Detroit, MI  48207
P: (260) 494-6015; E: dcarmody@detroiteasternmarket.com

Dan Carmody was trained as a city planner and his significant experience as an independent business owner.  From 1988 to 2005, he led Renaissance Rock Island whose mission was to revive an Illinois community that suffered massive job losses and that lost 40% of its tax base.  Mr. Carmody has been a consultant to a number of downtown programs throughout the U.S.  Currently, he serves as President of Detroit’s Eastern market Corporation which operates the region’s premier public market and is a partner in rebuilding southeast Michigan’s local food system and regenerating the historic core of Detroit.

Historic Roofing:  Slate, Tile and Copper
John Chan
Vice President
The Durable Slate Company
2533 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA  70130
P: (504) 899-8422; F: (504) 899-8442; E: jchan@durableslate.com

John Chan started working in slate roofing during his summers in college.  After receiving his degree from UCLA in 1989, he returned to work with The Durable Slate Company.  During his twenty years in historical roofing, he has been on more than 20,000 roofs in over a dozen states.  He has also written educational manuals on slate, tile, and copper roofing.

G03:  Transforming the Traditional – Live in the Exhibit Hall
Stuart Cohen, FAIA
Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC
1322 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL  60201
P: (847) 328-2500; F: (847) 328-2922; E: scohen@cohen-hacker.com

Stuart Cohen, FAIA, is Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Chicago.  He is the author of numerous articles on architecture and his book Chicago Architects was described by Ada Louise Huxtable in the New York Times as “revisionist history … and an exercise in provocative scholarship.”

S01:  Legal Issues:  When Preservation Goes Green
P10:  Beyond Tax Credits:  Creative Economic Incentives and Financing for Rehabilitating Historic Properties

Gary L. Cole, AIA, Esq.
Outside General Counsel and Board Member
The Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America
400 North McClurg Ct., No. 2610
Chicago, IL  60611
P: (727) 793-4725; E: garycole@lawarkbuilding.com

Gary L. Cole; AIA, Esq.; is an Illinois and Florida licensed attorney and an Illinois licensed architect with over twenty years experience in real estate development, design and construction.  He earned his law degree at Loyola University Chicago and his B. Arch. and M. Arch. Degrees from the University of Illinois.  Mr. Cole is a Visiting Associate Professor of Architecture and writes his blog “LawArk.”

S06:  Sanctity and Sustainability:  Three Centuries of Sacred Places by Upjohn, Belluschi, and Stern
Michael DeMatteo, AIA
Senior Associate
Newport Collaborative Architects, Inc.
38 Washington Square
Newport, RI  02840
P: (401) 846-9583; F: (401) 846-9808; E: Mdematteo@ncarchitects.com

Michael DeMatteo, AIA, has been a project manager for NCA on a wide range of projects including master planning, educational facilities, hotels, and public housing.  He has been instrumental in the ongoing design and management of projects at the Portsmouth Abbey School campus.  Mr. DeMatteo earned his bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University.

P02:  The Cornice:  Conditions, Criteria, and Case Studies for Restoration and Reconstruction
Ann K. Dilcher, AIA, LEED AP
Quinn Evans Architects
219 ½ N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
P: (734) 663-5888; F: (734) 663-5044; E: akdilcher@quinnevans.com

Ann K. Dilcher; AIA, LEED AP; is a project architect in the Ann Arbor office of Quinn Evans Architects.  Ms. Dilcher volunteers as the preservation director for the Kempf House Museum Board in Ann Arbor.  She is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology and is a former vice-president of the APT Eastern Great Lakes chapter.  Ms. Dilcher has been with the firm for over twelve years and worked on numerous preservation projects in both the Washington, D.C. and Ann Arbor offices.

T03:  The Life and Times of Michigan’s Historic Windows
Nancy Finegood
Executive Director
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
107 E. Grand River
Lansing, MI  48906
P: (517) 371-8080; F: (517) 371-9090; E: finegood@mhpn.org

Nancy Finegood became Executive Director of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network in 2002.  Before that she was the Executive Director of the St. Croix Landmarks Society in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Ms. Finegood is a Board Member of Preservation Action, the national historic preservation advocacy organization and a member of the Oakland Country Main Street and MSHDA Michigan Main Street Advisory Boards.  She has been honored as an honorary affiliate of the AIA Michigan.

S11:  Insulating Old Houses:  A Greener Approach to Energy Savings
Eric Corey Freed
Founding Principal
organicARCHITECT
2130 Fillmore Street Suite #373
San Francisco, CA 94111
P: (415) 474-7777; F: (415) 962-0606; E: eric@organicarchitect.com

Eric Corey Freed is principal of organicARCHITECT, an architecture and design firm.  Mr. Freed teaches the Sustainable Design program he developed at the Academy of Art University and University of California Berkeley Extension.  He is on the boards of Architects, Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility, Green Home Guide, and West Coast Green.  He is the author of “Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies” (John Wiley & Sons), “Sustainable Schools” (2009) and “Green$ense for the Home” (2010).

S06:  Sanctity and Sustainability:  Three Centuries of Sacred Places by Upjohn, Belluschi, and Stern
Glenn R. Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Newport Collaborative Architects, Inc.
38 Washington Square
Newport, RI 02840
P: (401) 846-9583; F: (401) 846-9808; E: Ggardiner@ncarchitects.com

Glenn R. Gardiner; AIA, LEED AP; is a founding principal of Newport Collaborative Architects.  He earned a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Illinois and an M.Arch. from Miami University.  Mr. Gardiner is actively involved in ecclesiastical design including new sanctuaries, new and renovated parish halls and religious communities.  His work on the restoration of the Church of St. Gregory the Great won the 2009 AIA/RI award.

W07:  Cast Iron Workshop
Edward Gerns
Consultant
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
120 North LaSalle, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL  60602
P: (312) 372-0555; F: (312) 372-0873; E: egerns@wje.com

Edward Gerns has served as project manager and project architect/engineer on assignments relating to the investigation and repair of deteriorated conditions in buildings.  His expertise includes exterior wall evaluation and restoration for building ranging from churches to high-rise offices.  A graduate of Ball State University, Bachelor of Architecture and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Master of Architecture, Mr. Gerns has been involved in numerous projects.


G03:  Transforming the Traditional – Live in the Exhibit Hall
Julie Hacker, AIA
Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC
1322 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL  60201
P: (847) 328-2500; F: (847) 328-2922; E: jhacker@cohen-hacker.com

Julie Hacker, AIA is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois. She is a recipient of a Chicago Women in Architecture Award and Residential Architect Magazine’s 2007 Hall of Fame Leadership Award (with Stuart Cohen). Her work with Stuart Cohen has been included in Architectural Digest’s AD 100. Their residential work is the subject of a new book, Transforming the Traditional: The Work of Cohen & Hacker Architects (Images Publishing, 2009).

T07:  Interpreting Wright Interior Finishes
Paul Harding, FAIA
Principal
Historic Surfaces, LLC
4121 N. Troy St., Coach House
Chicago, IL  60618
P: (708) 205-7164; F: (773) 539-1938

G01: Greener at the Grassroots:  Mayors and Sustainability Policy

Peter A. Harkness
Founder and Publisher Emeritus
Governing Magazine
1100 Connecticut Ave., NW #1300
Washington, D.C.  20036
P: (202) 862-1430; F: (202) 955-8328; E: pharkness@governing.com

Peter A. Harkness is the founder and publisher emeritus of Governing, a magazine for leaders of state and local governments.  Before that he was editor and deputy publisher of the Congressional Quarterly.  He is a recipient of the Raymond Clapper Award for investigative reporting and is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, one of the few journalists to be inducted into its membership.


P03:  The History of American Windows
Judy L. Hayward 
Executive Director
Preservation Education Institute
Education Director
Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference
P.O. Box 21
Windsor, VT  05089
P: (802) 674-6752: F: (802) 674-6179; E: jhayward@restoremedia.com

Judy L. Hayward is the education director of the Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference as well as the executive director of Historic Windsor, a community based historic preservation organization and the Preservation Education Institute, an acclaimed preservation skills training program for building professionals.  She is a co-author of A Self-Guided Training Course for Historic Preservation Commissions:  Americans with Disabilities Act. 

P02:  The Cornice:  Conditions, Criteria, and Case Studies for Restoration and Reconstruction
Jennifer Henriksen
Quinn Evans Architects
219 ½ N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
P: (734) 663-5888; F: (734) 663-5044; E: jhenriksen@quinnevans.com

Jennifer Henriksen has been a project architect in the Ann Arbor office of Quinn Evans Architects for the past eleven years.  She has a solid understanding of existing building components and construction systems and has worked on a variety of large and small rehabilitation/preservation projects.  Ms. Henriksen serves on the Historic District Commission of Ypsilanti and is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology, Eastern Great Lakes chapter.

R01:  Palladio Awards – Residential Projects
Will Holloway
Editor
Clem Labine’s Period Homes
45 Main Street, Suite 705
Brooklyn, NY  11201
P: (718) 636-0788; E: wholloway@restoremedia.com

Will Holloway is the editor of “Clem Labine’s Period Home.”  He has been with Restore Media for four years.  Mr. Holloway graduated from Hunter College in New York City with a degree in English literature.

W10:  Upstairs Downtown:  Growing Up Not Out
R01:  Green Home Rating Systems

Mike Jackson, FAIA
Chief Architect of Preservation Services
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL  62701
P: (217) 785-5031; F: (217) 524-7525; E: mike.jackson@illinois.gov

Mike Jackson, FAIA, is the Chief Architect of the Preservation Services of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA).  He directs the IHPA architectural staff in evaluating changes to historic buildings when those alterations fall under a variety of regulatory and benefit programs.  Mr. Jackson has been with the IHPA since 1983 and was project manager for the restoration of the Dana-Thomas House in Springfield and the David Davis Mansion in Bloomington.  He also supervises the IHPA design services provided to the Illinois Main Street program.  He holds degrees from the University of Illinois and Columbia University and is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

P11:  Thinking like a Developer:  A Crash Course for Preservation
Allen F. Johnson
Director
MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC
53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1357
Chicago, IL 60604
P: (312) 786-1700; F: (312) 786-1766; E: ajohnson@mac-ha.com

S02:  Sustainable Restoration:  A Lighting Case Study
Paul Jurkschat
New Metal Crafts
812 N. Wells Street
Chicago, IL  06010
P: (312) 787-6991; F: (312) 787-8692; E: paul@newmetalcrafts.com

Paul Jurkschat is a partner with New Metal Crafts, a company that has been restoring lights for 75 years.  As Senior Lighting Designer, with 16 years experience, he has extensive experience in the restoration of existing interior and exterior lighting fixtures.  Mr. Jurkschat has supervised the restoration of historical lighting for churches, theatres, hotels, and public buildings including the Blackstone Hotel (Chicago), Ford Center for the Performing Arts (Chicago) and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel (New York).

T07:  Interpreting Wright Interior Finishes
Anthony Kartsonas
Principal
Historic Surfaces, LLC
4121 N. Troy St., Coach House
Chicago, IL  60618
P: (708) 205-7164; F: (773) 539-1938; E: tkartsonas@sbcglobal.net

Anthony Kartsonas is an architectural conservator specializing in finishes and traditional materials and the principal of Historic Surfaces LLC. He has experience in consulting on projects involving the restoration and conservation of painted surfaces, wood finishes, plaster, scagliola, and murals. Some of his recent projects include the Glassner House in Glencoe, IL designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Tiffany dome at the Chicago Cultural Center and the Monroe Building in Chicago.

S08:  Thermal Microclimates: Comfort and Climate Response in Traditional American Houses
Harry C. Kendall AIA, LEED AP
Partner
BKSK Architects LLP
28 West 25th Street
New York, NY  10010
P: (212) 807-9600; F: (212) 807-6405; E: hkendall@bkskarch.com

Harry Kendall; AIA, LEED AP; is a founding partner of BKSK Architects in New York City.  He is involved in all aspects of project management with an emphasis on historic preservation and landmarks issues.  Mr. Kendall has been an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia University since 1985.  He earned his B.A. in Architecture from Washington University and his M. Arch. from Columbia University.

P07:  History as Centerpiece: Adapting the Historic DuPage County Courthouse
Meg Kindelin
Associate
Johnson Lasky Architects
180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 401
Chicago, IL  60601
P: (312) 357-1221; F: (312) 357-0737; E: mkindelin@jlarchitects.com

Meg Kindelin is an Associate with Johnson Lasky Architects.  She is currently managing the restoration of Howard Van Doren Shaw’s Ragdale House in Lake Forest.  Other projects include the adaptive reuse of the historic 1908 Solomon Cottage as a new home for the Park Ridge Historical Society (2009) and the rehab of an abandoned winery into the modern Vineyard Loft condominiums in Harbert Michigan (2004).  Ms. Kindelin is also an adjunct instructor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

S12:  Inherently Sustainable Design:  Traditional Design
John Kirk, AIA
Partner
Cooper Robertson & Partners
311 West 43rd Street
New York, NY  10036
P: (212) 247-1717; F: (212) 245-0361; E: jkirk@cooperrobertson.com

John Kirk, AIA, has served as lead designer for specialty buildings, private residences, and garden follies, including the Garden Terrace Ballroom at the New York State Botanical Garden; the Inn at Perry Cabin; club houses in Ohio and Florida; and private homes in South Hampton, Charlottesville, Santo Domingo, and Jamaica.  His recently completed Show Houses for Southern Accents Magazine in WaterSound Beach and Windmark Beach, Florida have received awards for Excellence in Design from the Southeast Builders Conference and Builder’s Magazine.  He received his B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia, and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France.

P09:  Adaptive Use:  Transforming Historic Buildings for New Uses
Elisabeth Knibbe, FAIA, LEED AP
Principal
Quinn Evans Architects
219 ½ N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
P: (734) 663-5888; F: (734) 663-5044; E: eknibbe@quinnevans.com

Elisabeth Knibbe; FAIA, LEED AP; is principal in the Ann Arbor office of Quinn Evans Architects.  She has over thirty years experience adapting vacant and under-utilized historic buildings to uses that bring new vitality to older communities by providing housing, office, recreational and education facilities.  Ms. Knibbe works with both private and community-based developers to assist them in qualifying their projects for historic preservation tax credits.

P08:  Using Historic Tax Credits for Micro Residential Development
Gary Kueber, MD, MPH, MRP
Endangered Durham
Scientific Properties
280 S. Mangum St., Suite 340
Durham, NC 27701
P: (919) 225-4544; F: (866) 334-1889

Gary Kueber; MD, MPH, MRP; completed medical school and two residencies before realizing that his true passion lay in neighborhood preservation.  Dr. Kueber directs environmental sustainability and community solutions for Scientific Properties.  He is author and founder of Endangered Durham, an in-depth catalog and public forum debating local historic land use and architecture and sustainable development on the internet.

P12:  The Future of the Past:  A New Approach to Additions
Clem Labine
Founder
The Old-House Journal/Clem Labine’s Period Home/Clem Labine’s Traditional Building

Clem Labine is the founder of The Old-House Journal, Traditional Building, and Period Homes magazines, and various websites.  As a long-time preservationist, he has also accumulated a large reference library in architecture and building conservation. He currently blogs for Traditional Building’s on-line magazine.

S04:  Transforming the Past to Preserve the Future
Tom Liebel, AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Marks, Thomas Architects
1414 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230
P: (410) 400-7484; F: (410) 539-0660: E: TomL@marks-thomas.com

Tom Liebel; AIA, LEED AP; was one of the first LEED Accredited Professionals in the country.  He has been involved in integrating sustainable design principles into a variety of ground-breaking adaptive use and historic preservation projects over the past fifteen years.  His projects have received multiple local, state and national awards for design, smart growth, sustainable design and historic preservation.  Mr. Liebel recently authored a chapter on sustainable design for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Program publication, Revitalizing Main Street:  A Practitioner’s Guide to Comprehensive Commercial District Revitalization, as well as Industrial Baltimore, an illustrated history of Baltimore’s industrial legacy.

P08:  Using Historic Tax Credits for Micro Residential Development
R04:  Green Restorations:  Sustainable Building in Historic Homes

Aaron Lubeck
Partner
Trinity Design/Build
1002 Lamond Avenue
Durham, NC  27701
P: (919) 225-4544; F: (866) 334-1889; E: aalubeck@gmail.com

Aaron Lubeck is president of Trinity Design/Build, a restoration contractor and preservation consultancy specializing in sustainable building practices in historic houses.  He is a specialist in using historic tax credits to fund green building features and has lectured on building redevelopment, tax credit policy, preservation technology and energy retrofitting.  Mr. Lubeck recently published Green Restorations:  Sustainable Building in Historic Homes.

P14:  Classic Window Hardware – Form, Function, and Style
Michael F. Lynch, P.E., AIA
Kaese & Lynch Architecture and Engineering LLP
324 Pearl St., 1E
New York, NY  10038
C: 917-848.6568
P: 212-608-0629
E: mflynch@kaeselynch.com

T01:  Masonry and Moisture Problems:  Causes and Solutions
Mario Machnicki
International Working Advisor
U.S. Heritage Group
3516 North Kostner Avenue
Chicago, IL  60641
P: (773) 286-2100; F: (773) 286-1852; E: machnicki@usheritage.com

Mario Machnicki is founder and president of Marion Restoration, one of the region’s top masonry restoration firms.  He received his engineering degree from the College of Technology in Radon, Poland.  With 24 years of masonry building and restoration experience and extensive training in the U.S. and abroad, Mr. Machnicki is considered one of the country’s foremost masonry experts.  He is also co-founder and CEO of U.S. Heritage Group, a company dedicated to making traditional materials and training available to architects, contractors, government agencies, preservationists, and owners of institutional, commercial, and residential properties.

W06:  Introduction to Historic Building Assessments:  The Charnley Persky House
James J. Malanaphy III, AIA
Historical Architect and Editor, Preservation Architect
P. O. Box 65367
St. Paul, MN  55165
C: 907) 727-2732; E: jjmalanaphy@gmail.com

James Malanaphy III, AIA, is an historical architect and planner.  He served as historical architect for Fort Riley, Kansas; architectural historian for the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology; and Regional Historic Preservation Officer for General Services Administration Pacific Rim Region 9, which includes Arizona, California, Guam, and Hawaii.  Mr. Malanaphy was the 2006 Chair of the AIA Historic Resources Committee, and is the current editor of the AIA HRC e-newsletter, Preservation Architect.  He is a nationally recognized architect and educator promoting historic preservation and the responsible stewardship of historic buildings and landscapes.

T05:  Ceramic Tile Replication – When, Why, and How
Roger L. Mayland
President
North Prairie Tileworks, Inc.
2845 Harriet Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN  55408
P: (612) 871-3421; F: (612) 871-2331; E: roger@handmadetile.com

Roger  Mayland is owner of North Prairie Tileworks, Inc., which has been producing and replicating custom tile since 1992.  He has a BA from Luther College in Decorah, IA. Prior to producing tile he had operated a production pottery studio.  He has been a student of the Arts & Crafts era over the years and North Prairie specializes in Victorian and Arts & Crafts designs and glazes.

Roger and his staff at North Prairie have replicated a variety of tile ranging from 10 year-old pink tile over a bathroom sink to several hundred square feet of historical tile for National Park entry stations. Some of his replication projects include the following: Thomas Wolfe mansion in Ashville, NC; a British Columbia government building; Lake Mead National Park; Pequot Library, Southport, CT; and the lobby of 180 North Michigan in Chicago.

S06:  Building Integrated Photovoltaics:  Preserving Our Future While Maintaining Tradition
Michael McCaffrey
Chief Operating Officer
SRS Energy
2400 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
P: (267) 515-5895

P01:  Palladio Awards – Commercial Projects
Martha McDonald
Editor
Clem Labine’s Traditional Building
45 Main Street, Suite 704
Brooklyn, NY  11201
P: (718) 636-0788; E: mmcdonald@restoremedia.com

Martha McDonald joined Clem Labine’s Traditional Building in 2001 and has written more than 100 articles for Traditional Building and Period Homes magazines.  She has an M.A. in journalism from the University of Texas.

Michael Mehaffy
President, Structura Naturalis, Inc.
900 Cornell Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
P: (503)756-1595; E: michael.mehaffy@gmail.com

Michael Mehaffy is a Colleague of the INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners and is currently Acting Chair of INTBAU USA.  He is former Director of Education for the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment in London, where he founded its highly regarded education program in sustainable urbanism.  He served on three different Katrina recovery teams, and spearheaded the developing plan for “Neighborhood Renaissance Centers” with the Oreservation Resource Center and other local partners.  He also served as consultant for the Traditional Building Operation Comeback House.  He is president of Structura Naturalis, Inc., a Portland, Oregon sustainable development consultancy.

S12:  Inherently Sustainable Design:  Traditional Design
Manuel Mergal, AIA, LEED AP
Partner
Cooper Robertson & Partners
311 West 43rd Street
New York, NY  10036
P: (212) 247-1717; F: (212) 245-0361; E: mmergal@cooperrobertson.com

Manuel Mergal; AIA, LEED AP; has over 25 years experience designing buildings for cultural institutions, corporations, and private individuals, with a focus on traditional buildings and sustainable urbanism.  Mr. Mergel has managed the design and construction of several private homes on the East End of Long Island, Florida and the Dominican Republic and has stewarded the addition to St. Luke’s Parish House in East Hampton, a medical office building, and a new building at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He is an active member of the Institute for Classical Architecture & Classical America and the Congress for New Urbanism.  Mr. Mergal received both his bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.

W11: INTBAU Symposium: Sustainability in the Post-Sprawl Economy
S14: Lovable Buildings
P15: Private Frontage Secrets
S15: Living Traditions
Stephen A. Mouzon, AIA, LEED AP, CNU
Architect, Urbanist
The New Urban Guild
1253 Washington Avenue, Suite 222
Miami Beach, FL  33139
P: (786) 276-6000; F: (786) 276-6200; E: steve@mouzon.com

Steve Mouzon; AIA, LEED AP, CNU; is a principal of his firm Stephen A. Mouzon, Architect, PA, and the founder of the New Urban Guild.  The New Urban Guild is in the process of publishing a Plan Book of homes designed for traditional neighborhoods.  Steve has authored and contributed to a number of publications, including Biltmore Estate Homes, Architectural Elements:  Traditional Construction Details, 1001 Traditional Construction Details, and Traditional Construction Patterns.  He has an active private practice and serves as the town architect for several New Urbanist developments.  He is a frequent leader and participant in charrettes throughout the United States. He recently published, The Original Green.


S08:  Thermal Microclimates: Comfort and Climate Response in Traditional American Houses
Julia Nelson AIA, LEED AP
Partner
BKSK Architects
28 West 25th Street
New York, NY  10010
P: (212) 807-9600; F: (212) 807-6405; E: jnelson@bkskarch.com

Julia Nelson was promoted to Partner in 2007 after serving twelve years as an Associate at BKSK Architects.  She is responsible for the design and construction of some of the firm’s most architecturally ambitious and complex institutional projects.  Ms. Nelson is the Project Architect for the LEED-Platinum certified Queens Botanical Garden Visitor & Administration Center, which received an AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Green Projects award in 2008.
W08:  The Role of PVC in Sustainable Exterior Building Products

Kristen Nicholas
Channel Marketing Manager
AZEK Building Products, Inc.
212 West Springfield St.
Boston, MA 02118
P: (617) 312-8295; F: (570) 558-8275; E: kristen.nicholas@azek.com

Kristin Nicholas graduated from Georgetown University in 2000 and began her professional career as a Division I College Lacrosse Coach at Boston University.  Her family background was in the building industry and she shifted careers.  Ms. Baer works with distributors, professional lumberyards, builders, remodelers and architects.  Since 2004, she has been the Massachusetts Territory Sales Manager for AZEK Trimboards.

W07:  Cast Iron Workshop
Richard I. Ortega, PE, AIA, FAPT
Philadelphia, PA 

Richard I. Ortega; PE, AIA, FAPT; is a structural engineer who has specialized in building diagnostics, architectural conservation, and the technical and structural engineering issues related to building defects.  After heading his own practice for fifteen years, Mr. Ortega joined the Preservation Architecture Studio in 2002.  He directed the investigation, document preparation, and construction administration for the exterior renovations at the Kline Biology Tower at Yale University.  Other projects include:  the Payne Whitney Gymnasium and Ray Tomkins House at Yale, the Virginia Capitol, and terra cotta cornice failure at the Nealon Federal Building in Scranton, PA.

S05:  Play By Play:  Greening Your Rehabilitation Project
Jenny Parker, LEED AP
Technical Preservation Services
National Park Service
1849 C Street, NW (2255)
Washington, D.C.  20240
P: (202) 354-2040; F: (202) 371-1616; E: Jenny_Parker@nps.gov

Jenny Parker is an architectural historian and LEED AP in the Technical Preservation Services.  Since joining NPS in 2006, she has published two versions of an “Introduction to Federal Tax Credits for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings,” focusing on row houses and wood frame houses.  Ms. Parker is also responsible for the review of federal historic tax credit projects for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.  She is currently working on the development of publications related to sustainability and green design as it affects historic preservation.  She holds a M.F.A. in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art & Design and a B.S. in Building Science from Auburn University.

W07:  Cast Iron Workshop
Dr. Alan Pense, Ph.D.
Lehigh University ATLSS Center
117 ATLSS Drive
Bethlehem, PA  18015
P: (610) 758-6104; E: awp0@lehigh.edu

A graduate of Cornell University in 1957 with B. Met. E. Degree, Dr. Pense received the M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees from Lehigh in 1959 and 1962, respectively. Over the next 28 years he served Lehigh as Professor, Chairman of Materials Science and Engineering and as Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. In 1990 he was appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. In 1997 he retired to do research and consulting in the Lehigh Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems.

Specializing in physical and mechanical metallurgy, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses and directed research in heat treatment, selection, welding of materials and failure analysis and prevention.  He has received a number of awards for his teaching and service from Lehigh University, the American Society for Metals, the American Welding Society and the American Society for Engineering Education. Dr. Pense is author or co-author of 100 articles published in technical and professional journals and co-authored the book, Structure and Properties of Materials, 4th and 5th Editions. He has been an active consultant to government and industry, especially in the area of failure analysis.  Dr. Pense is a Fellow of AWS and ASMI and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.


S05:  Play By Play:  Greening Your Rehabilitation Project
Elizabeth Petrella, LEED AP
Technical Preservation Services
National Park Service
1849 C Street, NW (2255)
Washington, D.C.
P: (202) 354-2040; F: (202) 371-1616; E: Liz_Petrella@nps.gov

Liz Petrella, LEED AP, is an architectural historian in the Technical Preservation Services branch of the National Park Service.  She is responsible for the review of federal historic tax credit projects for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.  She is currently working on the development of publications related to sustainability and green design as it affects historic preservation.

S08:  Thermal Microclimates: Comfort and Climate Response in Traditional American Houses
Jennifer Preston LEED AP
BKSK Architects
28 West 25th Street
New York, NY  10010
P: (212) 807-9600; F: (212) 807-6405; E: jpreston@bkskarch.com

Jennifer Preston LEED AP, leads the research and development of sustainable architectural solutions for BKSK Architects projects.  She has a rich knowledge of sustainable design and construction solutions, thoughtful design, and environmental
stewardship.  Prior to joining BKSK, Ms. Preston worked  as a deign consultant where she implemented sustainable strategies for project seeking LEED certification, including a large-scale resort in Florida aiming at net-zero water, and a boutique luxury condo in New York’s Ladies Mile Historic District.  She is also an Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation.

P11:  Thinking like a Developer:  A Crash Course for Preservation
Albert Rex
Director
Northeast Office
MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC.
810 Memorial Drive, Suite 101
Cambridge, MA 02139
P: (617) 499-4009; F: (617) 499-4019; E: arex@mac-ha.com


W07:  Cast Iron Workshop
Robert Score
Harboe Architects, PC
140 South Dearborn, Suite 205
Chicago, IL    60603
P: (312) 977-0333
F: (312) 977-0334
E: score@harboearch.com
 
P12: The Future of the Past:  A New Approach to Additions
Steven W. Semes
Author, Academic Director
Rome Studies Program
University of Notre Dame
Via Monterone, 76   00186
Rome, Italy
P: (011.39) 06-686-4320; F: (011.39) 06-978-45949; E: swsemes@gmail.com

Steven Semes is an Associate Professor and Academic Director of the Rome Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture.  He has been a practicing architect for over thirty years and is the author of The Architecture of the Classical Interior and a contributor to Elements of Classical Architecture.  He has been named recipient of the 2010 Clem Labine Award. He authored The Future of the Past A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation in 2009.

W09:  Historic Plaster Repair:  1500 – 1940
John Speweik
Speweik Preservation Consultants, Inc.
3163 Heritage Parkway
Elgin, IL 60124
P: (224) 856-7449; E: jspeweik@speweikpreservation.com

John Speweik is co-author of the 1998 revision of “Preservation Brief #2:  Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Masonry Buildings” (National Park Service) and author of The History of Masonry Mortar in America 1720-1995.  His recent projects include work on the U.S. Capitol, Chicago’s Water Tower, and the University of Notre Dame gold dome.  His articles have appeared in Traditional Building, Old House Journal and The Masonry Magazine, published by the Mason Contractors Association of America.

P09:  Adaptive Use:  Transforming Historic Buildings for New Uses
Ron Staley, Hon. AIA
Vice President
The Christman Company
208 North Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI  48933
P: (517) 482-1488; E: ronald.staley@christmanco.com

Ronald Staley; Hon. AIA, FAPT; founded The Christman Company’s Historic Preservation Program and has led it to national prominence.  His work includes all levels from true museum detail to adaptive reuse and tax act projects.  His project experience includes national landmarks and sites from state capitols to vaudeville theaters to the world’s largest stove.  In 2005, he was honored as a Fellow with the Association of Preservation Technology International.

S07:  Methods for Assessing and Improving Energy Performance for Historic Buildings
Mark Thaler
Principal
Einhorn Yaffee Prescott
412 Broadway at Beaver St.
Albany, NY 12201
P: (518) 431-3300; F: (518) 431-3333; E: mthaler@eypae.com

Mark Thaler, AIA, Principal and Director of Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, Architecture & Engineering, P.C., brings more than twenty-four years of focused experience in preservation, renovation, and adaptive use of historic structures. He is experienced in existing conditions analysis, historic research, preparation of grant and national register applications, and materials conservation. Mr. Thaler has worked on numerous buildings nationwide including Ellis Island, Princeton University, Montezuma Castle, and the Washington State Legislative Building.

W05:  Restoring Steel Windows
James A. Turner
Turner Restoration
280 E. Boston Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202
P: (313)574-9073; F: (313) 871-1329; E: turnerrestoration@sbcglobal.net

James A. Turner is the owner of Turner Restoration and a member of Advisors for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, vice-president of the Detroit Historic Neighborhood Coalition, and on the board of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, and Southwest Detroit Housing.  He is also a former member of the Detroit Historic District Commission and has been restoring wood and steel windows for the past 8 years after attending Pine Mountain Settlement School and finding his path to a new future.  He believes in the power of historic preservation as an effective tool for both economic and community development. The new economy speaks of new technologies to move us toward the solutions for our future. Mr. Turner feels strongly that it is the strength of the trades that will provide our urban and rural communities with sustainable solutions for economic revitalization. Practical Preservation...restoring our community through the growth of the trades from high school to our technical universities.

W04:  Walking Tour and Workshop:  First United Methodist Church Restoration
S02:  Sustainable Restoration:  A Lighting Case Study
S09:  Evaluating Windows:  Restore, Replace or Add Storms?

Susan D. Turner, AIA, PMP, LEED AP
Discipline Leader, Historic Preservation
Bailey Edward Architecture
35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 2800
Chicago, IL  60601
P: (312) 440-2300x216; F: (312) 440-2303; E: sturner@bedesign.com

Susan D. Turner; AIA, PMP, LEED AP; is an architect and Discipline Leader for Historic Preservation with Bailey Edward Architecture and has 27 years experience in historic preservation projects.  Ms. Turner is a hands-on researcher, enjoying scaffolding, ladders, and lift buckets.  In addition to her technical expertise, she is active with the Historic Resources Committee of the Chicago Chapter of the AIA and writes for Green Bean Chicago on historic building retrofits.

P02:  The Cornice:  Conditions, Criteria, and Case Studies for Restoration and Reconstruction
Ilene R. Tyler, FAIA, LEED AP, FAPT
Principal and Director of Preservation
Quinn Evans Architects
219 ½ N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
P: (734) 663-5888; F: (734) 663-5044; E: ityler@quinnevans.com

Ilene R. Tyler; FAIA, FAPT, LEED AP; is principal and director of preservation in the Ann Arbor office of Quinn Evans Architects.  Ms. Tyler is an Adjunct Instructor in the Historic Preservation program at EMU and is co-author of Historic Preservation:  An Introduction to its History, Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition.  She is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology and past-president of the Eastern Great Lakes chapter.  Ms. Tyler volunteers extensively in the City of Ann Arbor, having served on the Planning Commission, the Historic District Commission, and several city task forces on specific planning and zoning topics.

P03:  The History of American Windows
T04:  Restoring Historic Doors and Windows

Neal A. Vogel
Principal
Restoric, LLC
1604 Chicago Avenue, Suite 11
Evanston, IL 60201
P: (847) 492-0416; F: (847) 492-9816; E: restoricllc@earthlink.net

Neal Vogel is the principal of Restoric, LLC, provider of a wide array of restoration and construction management services, with a special focus on religious, civic, and institutional buildings.  He has authored several technical briefs including, Accessible Faith: Roofing Houses of Worship, and Preservation Brief #33: The Preservation and Repair of Historic Stained & Leaded Glass.  He has also authored numerous articles for Construction Specifier, Old House Journal, Timber framing, and Traditional Building.  Mr. Vogel teaches restoration courses for The School of the Art Institute and the Illinois Institute of Art.  He is an avid collector of antique books on architecture and the building trades.

P05:  Restoring Windows for Large Projects
Byron Wallace
Production Manager
Restoration Works, Inc.
200 E. North St.
Bradley, IL  60915
P: (815) 937-0556; F: (815) 937-4072; E: restorationworks@sbcglobal.net

Byron Wallace is Production Manager for Restoration Works and head of its technical department. In his 25 years with the company he has developed a state-of-the-art restoration facility, trained a staff of skilled window restoration craftsmen, and developed refined work scopes and applications for all of the company’s historic window restoration projects. His recent projects include Yale University’s Art Gallery, Swift Hall at Northwestern University, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House.

P05:  Restoring Windows for Large Projects
Gail Wallace
President
Restoration Works, Inc.
200 E. North St.
Bradley, IL  60915
P: (815) 937-0556; F: (815) 937-4072; E: restorationworks@sbcglobal.net

Gail Wallace, President of Restoration Works, Inc., has been restoring windows for over 25 years. A pioneer in this field, Restoration Works has restored thousands of windows on historic properties, including many high-profile projects such as The Rookery, Orchestra Hall, Robie House, and Old Water Tower in Chicago, Silliman College at Yale University, the Balboa Theater in San Diego and Building #11 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. In addition to setting up a restoration facility for large-scale window restoration projects, Ms. Wallace is very involved in the Green movement, and works toward educating and providing awareness of the many energy efficiency options available in a restoration program.

T06:  Natural Stone - Selection and Fabrication
Laurie Wells B.E.S. (Arch.), M.A. (Conservation)
Old World Stone Ltd.
Vice-President Sales & Marketing
1151 Heritage Road
Burlington, ON L7L 4Y1
Canada
P: (905) 332-5547x26; F: (905) 319-2477; E: laurie@oldworldstone.com

Laurie L. Wells, B.E.S., M.A. is a twenty year veteran of historic building preservation as an estimator and project manager for Summit Restoration Ltd.  Her expertise spans pre-construction consulting, specification writing, budget preparation and phasing of projects, as well as trade coordination and project completion.  Ms. Wells has lectured extensively to international, architectural, technical, and historical audiences.

R03:  Independence Park Bungalow:  Planning Old and Green
W04:  Walking Tour and Workshop:  First United Methodist Church Restoration

Robin E. Whitehurst, AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Bailey Edward Architecture
35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 2800
Chicago, IL  60601
P: (312) 440-2300x218; F: (312) 440-2303; E: robinw@bedesign.com

Robin E. Whitehurst, AIA, LEED AP, a Principal with Bailey Edward Architecture since 1992, serves as Senior Designer, Project Manager and Technical Partner for institutional, commercial, and religious projects.  Mr. Whitehurst plays a hands-on role for the team with his technical expertise and thorough knowledge of code, zoning, and building issues.  He is also the leader of the cost estimating ad value engineering/value management teams.

R03:  Independence Park Bungalow:  Planning Old and Green
Gregory Williams, AIA, LEED AP
Architect Intern
Bailey Edward Architecture
35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 2800
Chicago, IL  60601
P: (312) 440-2300x218; F: (312) 440-2303; E: gwilliams@bedesign.com

Gregory Williams is an Architect Intern with Bailey Edward Architecture and serves as Job Captain and Technical Support using his building assembly and regulation knowledge to create well-detailed construction documents and buildings.  Mr. Williams was awarded the 2008 Alan Madison Fellowship from the AIA and the Mort Karp Medal for recognition of outstanding community involvement and service.