In addition to our very own Annual Conference (remember, Victoria, B.C., June 16-18), there are a number of interesting events coming up in March and April.
Kingston W. Heath, Professor Emeritus will be talking about Nostalgic and Authentic Statements of Place: Interpreting the Industrial Vernacular on March 3, 2017 at noon, at the University of Oregon’s White Stag Building, Room 442. See the flyer: heath-poster
Historic Seattle offers great programs throughout the year. Of particular note are two lectures in March and April. On Saturday, March 25, Stephen Gee will present a lecture on Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Seattle and Los Angeles. On Saturday, April 29, Matthew Williams, the curator of Cardiff Castle in Wales will present TWO lectures in one afternoon. Exploring British 19th Century Architecture and Interior Design will be followed by Ghastly Good Taste: A Century of British Interior Design 1880-1980. The Stephen Gee and Matthew Williams lectures will both take place at The Chapel Space, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North. The cost is $25.00 for members of Historic Seattle and $35.00 for the general public.
For full program listings: historic-seattle-2017-programs
The Northwest Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) will hold a workshop on Water Repellents & Historic Masonry on Saturday, April 29th at the Stimson-Green Mansion Carriage House in Seattle. The use of water repellents on historic masonry is a divisive topic. Knowledgeable professionals who generally abide by the same preservation principles often confront a difference of opinion on the use of water repellent systems on historic buildings. One school of thought encourages the use of water repellents as a means to improve material performance, facilitate building cleanliness and protect the envelope from moisture intrusion. Another school of thought posits that water repellents will alter water vapor transmission systems that have been in place for decades, introducing the potential for deleterious short-and long-term effects. The goal for this event is to engender a lively discussion of water repellent systems by dispelling misconceptions, educating participants on the science of repelling water, and sharing case studies of historic masonry buildings with and without water repellent interventions. The all-day event will feature several speakers and presenters. Event details: aptnw-water-repellant-workshop-final-flyer
Salt Lake City, Utah:
The Rocky Mountain Chapter, in cooperation with the Western and Pacific Northwest Chapters, of the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) is hosting Mesa to Mountain: Preservation in the American West on March 23-25 in Salt Lake City. The two-day symposium will include paper sessions, tours, and a keynote address focusing on western sites, materials, and conditions. Symposium details: mesa-to-mountain-save-the-date-1