Identification and Evaluation of Mid-20th-Century Buildings
Campus Inn, Ann Arbor, MI — September 12-13, 2011
A workshop presented by the National Preservation Institute in cooperation with the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Advance registration through August 1, 2011 $450; after August 1 $500.
A registration form is available at the NPI website. Registration includes the 2-day workshop, lunch, and an evening tour of the 1952 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed William B. & Mary Shuford Palmer House on September 13.
The Dahlman Campus Inn, centrally located in downtown Ann Arbor, was designed by architect R. Gould of the Detroit architectural firm King & Lewis in 1968. A block of rooms has been reserved at the inn under State Historic Preservation Office or Block #5463. Please call the inn directly at 1-800-666-8693 to reserve a room or visit their website.
The workshop will provide an overview of the development of post-World War II architectural resources. Discussion will include property types from motels to suburban office parks; the variety of styles and character defining features of common Post-War house types such as the ranch and split level; modern materials and construction techniques including concrete, pre-fab, and Lustrons; and development trends from Levittown to Urban Renewal. Emphasis is on mass merchant designs as opposed to architect designed buildings. An agenda is available at the NPI website.
Who Should Attend
Architects; historic preservation consultants; historians; planners; federal, state, and local agency cultural resource managers; historic district commission members; students; professors or anyone interested in architectural history.
- AIA/CES. This seminar meets the criteria for programs in the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System and AIA members will receive 6 learning units each day.
- The workshop will address the evaluation of post-war buildings in terms of their significance for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, with consideration of Section 106, Section 110, and Section 4(f) issues.
James C. Massey, architectural historian and planner, former HABS chief, contributing editor to Old-House Journal, and historic preservation consultant with a particular interest in the mid-20th century.
Shirley Maxwell, historian, historic preservation consultant, contributing editor to Old-House Journal, and co-author of House Styles in America and other publications.
Jere Gibber, Executive Director
National Preservation Institute
P.O. Box 1702, Alexandria, VA 22313
703/765-0100; 703/768-9350 fax
The National Preservation Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of our cultural heritage.
The 2011-2012 National Preservation Institute seminar schedule is available online.
The 2011-2012 NPI News Release includes the calendar and seminar descriptions.