Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Adaptive Reuse - the Tipping Point

Right now, scattered in the built environment, there are vulnerable buildings at a tipping point. Thought maybe loved a little, there is no consensus that these particular buildings have enduring value. Some are arguing that they don't quite "pencil out", that it would be better to demolish and build new.

Should older buildings survive? Can they be rehabilitated, adapted and reused in a vital new way? Who are the players that make these decisions? On February 25, an esteemed panel of experts will share their experiences and tackle factors that frame the decision making process. Topics will include:
  • Public Opinion and political will
  • Profit as motivation
  • Recycled architecture - what do the costs reveal?
  • Has a paradigm shift toward sustainability inserted a question of ethics into the pro forma?
  • How do regulations help or hinder?
Featured moderator and panel members include:

Courtney Damkroger, San Francisco Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board former Historic Preservation Officer, City of San Jose
Jim Buckley, President, Citizen's Housing Corporation
John Protopappas, President & CEO, Madison Park Financial Corporation
Kurt Schindler, AIA, Principle, ELS Architecture & Urban Design
Cassandra Walker, Economic/Redevelopment Director, City of Napa


Monthly Program: Adaptive Reuse - The Tipping Point

Presented by the Historic Preservation Committee. Sponsored by TEAC Structural Engineering.

Time: 5:30pm

Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland.

Contact: 510/464-3600 or Joann Pavlinec, Assoc. AIA

Cost: $15 for chapter members and their guests; $25 for non-members

Click here to register.


For More Information: 510/464 -3600

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