1 AIA Health/Safety/Welfare Learning Unit
Speaker: Joe Haskett, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP; Senior Associate, Union Studio, Providence, RI
Description: Adaptive Reuse continues to be an important strategy to address the housing crisis in America. Long-empty, darkened mills, factories, and office buildings, once the mainstay of New England’s economy are ripe for conversion. There are proven strategies for reusing these sleeping architectural giants.
• List the 10 principles of adaptive reuse for historic mills and related buildings.
• Predict aspects of historic industrial buildings that adapt easily or not so easily for residential reuse.
• Apply lessons learned for HVAC systems, structural reinforcement, window use, and occupant comfort.
• Consider energy codes, accessibility and life safety when adaptively reusing historic mill or industrial buildings.