Safeguarding History & The Environment: Commonalities & Conflicts Between Preservation & Sustainability
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009
Preservation and sustainability are both big issues, especially in the current economic environment, but the two movements have not always worked had in hand. This panel will seek to start the conversation about the common ground and differing perspectives of the two.
This panel will tackle the conflicts and commonalities that exist between preserving buildings and making them sustainable. Explore the importance of both historic preservation and sustainability—and how they can work together—through in-depth discussion of both fields and case studies of East Village tenement buildings and the McCarren Pool in Brooklyn.
Sponsors: American Institute of Architects Historic Buildings Committee and the Neighborhood Preservation Center
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: AIA Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place@Bleecker Street
Erica Avrami, World Monuments Fund, Director of Research and Education
Chris Benedict, RA and Pratt Institute, known for her work in adaptive reuse;
Fiona Cousins, Arup, sustainable design expert in renovations and new buildings;
Scott Demel, architect, Rogers Marvel Architects, focuses on restoration and sustainable design;
Ned Kaufman, a heritage conservation specialist and founder of Place Matters