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The Recent Past: Strategies for Evaluation

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Seminar Overview

Examine nationwide trends in mid-20th-century houses and neighborhoods, with an emphasis on the evaluation of large suburban developments, construction methods, and house types and plans. Review era-specific factors that help to identify and categorize these buildings. Evaluate survey methodologies and consider the impact of neighborhood zoning, subdivision design review, urban renewal, and owner associations. Discuss how to determine the significance and integrity of resources when evaluating eligibility for federal and state programs, such as the National Register and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.

Faculty

James C. Massey, Assoc. AIA, 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

Evaluation Comments

"It enriches my knowledge in historic preservation . It opened the door to all the issues confronting the recent past."

"[It brought up] current professional opinions regarding the topic and upcoming challenges."

"Thought provoking . good information on materials and style markers."

"I am much better able to place modern buildings with the decade in which they were constructed."

"Helped structure my thinking. The manual is excellent, too."

"[It gave me] a better appreciation for post-WWII vernacular architecture: typologies, materials, architectural features."

Participants

Architectural historians; architects; planners; federal, state, and local agency cultural resource managers; preservation consultants.

Continuing Education Credits

Self-reporting may be an option for members of professional organizations that require continuing education credits.

Related Seminars
Identification and Evaluation of Arts and Crafts, Ready-cut, and Prefabricated Houses

Locations and Dates

  • Los Angeles, CA
    December 6-7, 2016
    offered in conjunction with 
    Preservation Planning and Policy Development for Historic Roads
    in cooperation with
    ICF International and
    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     
  • Tallahassee, FL
    May 2-3, 2017
    in cooperation with the
    Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources

Seminar Location, Hours, and Hotels

Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.

Cost (see Register for more information)

$500 (6-week advance registration); $550 (regular registration)
Discounted rates are available for multiple seminars taken during the same week.

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI also offers this seminar as customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or info@npi.org for further information.

Detailed Seminar Agenda

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