Please join us for the April ACLS Webinar on April 21st at 1 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. CT and 10 a.m. PT. Our presenter is Architect Lauren Burge speaking on historic sacred spaces.

The registration link to the webinar is below.

Webinar Description: “Working with Historic Buildings, Philosophy and Practice for Sacred Landmarks”

Since the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, professionals in both the public and private sector have worked to develop nationally accepted standards to define what are best practices when working with historic structures.  This webinar will review the characteristics that define an historic structure in the United States, as well as the nationally accepted standards for working within historic buildings.

Case Studies, using Sacred Places as examples, will illustrate the four recognized categories of treatment: Preservation, Restoration, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction.  The presentation will also review the application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and explain the rationale behind these long-standing guidelines that everyone working with historic structures should know.  Finally, we’ll touch on resources and key practices for maintaining historic structures.   Historic buildings require a good understanding of their construction systems, and the wrong treatment can cause damage and accelerate deterioration.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand what makes a building historic, and what it means to the owners
  2. Understand general historic preservation terms, and recognized standards
  3. Learn how to find “best practice” resources, and why they are important

Our Presenter: Architect Lauren Burge

Lauren A. Pinney Burge is a registered architect and principal of Perspectus Architecture, Historic Studio, with offices in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. For more than 20 years she has specialized in the Preservation, Restoration, and Adaptive Reuse of Historic Structures. Projects range from humble farmsteads to state capitols, and include preservation of the works of master architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Albert Kahn, and Cass Gilbert.

A nationally recognized leader in the field of historic preservation, Ms. Burge is a current a member of the American Institute of Architects National Historic Resources Committee Advisory Group and served as National Chair in 2019. Ms. Burge’s experience in the preparation of Cyclical Maintenance Plans for properties such as the Henry Ford Estate, led to contribution to the National Park Service Preservation Brief on the subject, Number 47. She is a peer reviewer for the Association for Preservation Technology International’s, scholarly journal, The Bulletin.  Ms. Burge has presented lectures on historic preservation, design guidelines, and preservation technology at regional and national conferences.

Registration link:
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