Tuesday February 19, 2019
5:00 – Cocktails, meet and greet
6:00 – Program Presentation
7:00 – Dinner
11 Leo Turo Way
Worcester, MA 01604
Buffet: $20 (students free)
So your new client bought this awesome turn-of-the-century estate and wants you to tackle the renovation. They’ve got big ideas – replace that tired slate roof, install vinyl siding over those flaky painted cedar shakes and tear that damaged porch down too. You know in the pit of your stomach that something’s probably wrong with that plan. The building is old enough to be historical, but you don’t know what to do next. Well you’re in luck, because this month’s co-presenters have all the answers to keep you out of trouble!
Susan Arena is the Preservation Planner for the City of Worcester, and liaison to the Worcester Historical Commission, for which she recently drafted upcoming revisions to the City’s policies for work on Historical Buildings. She served as the program director for Adirondack Architectural Heritage, and as an Architectural Historian for EBI Consulting. She holds an MS in Historic Preservation from UVM, and meets the secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards in the areas of Architectural History and Historic Preservation.
Deborah Packard is the Executive Director of Preservation Worcester, a grassroots advocacy group and the sole institution in the City dedicated to historic preservation and excellence in new design. With a BA in Urban Studies from Wheaton College, experience with the United Way of Central MA, Consigli Construction and the Danforth Museum of Art, she has shepherded PW for over 14 years. Under her tenure, Worcester has seen the reconstruction of the Clock Tower at the former Worcester State Hospital and the revitalization of Hanover Theater, Stearns Tavern, and the Fire Alarm and Telegraph building to name a few. She is responsible for raising community awareness through programs showcasing Worcester landmarks.
The program will cover what constitutes a protected property, the rules for working on them and who to obtain approvals from. Hear case studies for successful and unsuccessful projects within the City, learn about tax credits, green incentives, and Code concessions. Approved by the AIA for 1 HSW credit, attendees will:
So, before you get yourself in a pickle working on a protected building, come find out all the facts from the local leaders in the field. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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