in collaboration with the Docomomo DC Chapter

The Challenges of Preserving Modern Materials & Assemblies
Friday, September 26, 2014
American Institute of Architects Headquarters Building
Washington, DC

(View program booklet)
 Session #1 – Managing Modern Materials
  • Repairing and Renewing Modern Era Buildings: Managing Change with Rigor and Restraint, Thomas C. Jester, Quinn Evans Architects

  • The Challenges of Applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation to Modern Properties and Materials, Angela Shearer, National Park Service

  • Consideration of Authenticity and Design Intent when Selecting Restoration Materials at Louis Kahn’s Trenton Bath House, Anne E. Weber, Mills + Schnoering

  • Questions & Answers                                           

 Session #2 – Glass & Metals
  • Curtain Wall Revitalization, Paul Totten, Halsall

  • Modern Metals and Their Finishes, Deborah Slaton & Jamie Morris, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

  • After the Storm: Glazing Replacement Issues at the Farnsworth House, Ashley Wilson, National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • Questions & Answers

 Session #3 – Concrete
  • The Challenges of Assessing and Preserving Mid-Century Modernist Concrete Facades, Matthew Bronski, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

  • Corrosion Condition Evaluations of Historic Concrete, Gina Crevello, e2chem

  • Restoration of the 1964 Hugh Stubbins Senior Center, Matthew Tonello, Consigli Construction

  • Questions & Answers

 Session #4 – Plaster & Coatings
  • Latex Paint: A Coating for the Mid-Century Modern Building, Mary Jablonski, Jablonski Building Conservation

  • What Happens When a Living Designer’s Own Work Becomes “Historic”: An in-depth look at the Rouse Building, George Holback and Anath Ranon from Cho Benn Holback + Associates

  • Questions & Answers

Session #5 – Panel Discussion: Future Challenges

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