In the last two weeks we’ve provided you with reading lists for our first two Conversation Starters (list 1 | list 2) at the National Preservation Conference. The last of these sessions, which look at important and complex questions facing preservation today, will take place on Saturday, November 2, with a focus on midcentury modern architecture. Sponsored by Schmidt Associates, this session considers the challenges facing buildings from the recent past and explores reasons for their preservation using Columbus, Ind., as a key example.
The Conversation Starter will be followed by education sessions and the closing lunch in Columbus. Remember to reserve your spot for Columbus Day today!
Moderator: Jorge L. Hernandez, JLH Architect
Note: Online registration now closes October 24.
On the Terrapin Bright Green Study
- One Size Does Not Fit All by Mark Huppert
- Extreme Reuse: The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building by Ric Cochrane
- The Case Against Saving Midcentury Office Buildings by Anthony Flint (Atlantic Cities)
- In Pursuit of Gray – Is “Green” Being Used to Validate Removal of Our Layered Cities? By Barbara Campagna
- National Register Bulletin No. 22: Guidelines for Evaluating and Nominating Properties that Achieved Significance Within the Past Fifty Years.
- The Recent Past Preservation Network bibliography by Richard Longstreth, professor at George Washington University
- Documenting post-world war II housing by Debra McClane and Emily Pettis (RPPN Connections, Winter 2013)
- Prentice Hospital Could Become Modern Architecture’s ‘Penn Station Moment’ by Michael Allen (Next City)
Preservation Leadership Forum Blog, #modernism
- Documentation: It’s More Than Just a Pretty Picture by Chris Morris
- Surveying and Documenting Post-War Housing: A New Methodology by Patti Kuhn and Christina Slattery
- Comfort and Challenge: Appreciating Modernist Architecture by Elizabeth Byrd Wood
- Modern Landscape Architecture: Presentation and Preservation (Forum Journal, Winter 2013)
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On Columbus, IN
- Columbus, Ind.: A Midwestern Mecca Of Architecture, NPR, July 31, 2012
- Design Destination: Columbus, Indiana, Dwell, August 20, 2012
- Dwell slide show on Eero Saarinen’s Miller House
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- 50 Years Reconsidered by Elaine Stiles (Forum Journal, Summer 2010)
- The "Modern" Challenge to Preservation by Theodore H. M. Prudon (Forum Journal, Summer 2010)
- Coming to Terms with the Sixties by Allen Hess (Forum Journal, Summer 2010)
- Top 13 Challenges for Saving Modernism and the Recent Past by Adrian Scott Fine (Forum News, July 2010)
- “Moving Modern”: Modern Architecture as “Moveable” Heritage by Mary Kay Judy (Forum Journal, Fall 2011)