PechaKucha Presentation

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Elizabeth Blasius

Architectural Historian in Chicago

Historic Preservation is Dead!

PRESENTED ON JUN 07, 2016
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 38

Elizabeth Blasius instructs us to pour a drink and mourn the passing of historic preservation for buildings.

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Revive Alameda

BY KILLIS ALMOND
@ VOL 10 ON MAY 28, 2013

Killis Almond goes in depth on the history of San Antonio's Alameda Theater and the city's current plans for its use and preservation. 

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Designing for Historic Context

BY DAVID MAYO
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

David Mayo, architect at De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, discusses the need to respect the characteristics of historic neighborhoods when designing projects and continue the story while being unapologetic to our place in history.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 18, 2015.

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Historic Preservationist

BY JASON HITCHCOCK
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 23, 2016

Jason Hitchcock gives us a look at design in adaptive reuse.

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Historic Downtown

BY JAMES HOOBLER
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 23, 2016

James Hoobler tells about how The District became what it is today.

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Creative Re-use of Historic and Industrial Buildings

BY SIMON DEVLIN
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

"There are some really unusual historic buildings out there that have been developed into quite interesting buildings."

Architect Simon Devlin talks about some of the more unusual historic buildings in the UK that have been converted and redeveloped for re-use in clever and profound ways that improve culture whilst retaining their iconic status and historical value.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 6th, 2017. 

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Achieving Sustainability by Adaptive Reuse

BY FREDERIC DALBIN
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 15, 2016

Projections show that 50% of architectural design in the next 20+ years and beyond will be for renovating and re-purposing existing buildings.  This represents an historic opportunity for the architecture and building community to reverse the most significant crisis of modern time:  energy depletion and environmental degradation.  Fred Dalbin demonstrate approaches and practices for conservation and adaptive re-use of the existing built environment through projects completed by this firm.

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When Are They Going To Put A Roof On That Thing?

BY MARK HEINZ
IN KNOXVILLE

In 1933 Elizabeth (Betty) Wiley Dunlap and her family traveled from Knoxville, TN to visit the Chicago World’s Fair.  What they experienced there inspired one of the first Modern Residences in Knoxville. Mark Heinz delves into the history surrounding this historic house and shares some the steps he is taking to make the house a home for his family.

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Credit Union Base, different way of living

BY CHUNG CHIAO WANG
@ VOL 36 ON MAR 17, 2018

● (2017) The Reuse of Historic Buildings for “Credit Union Base” at Henchun

● (2016)The Design Patent for “Campsule”

● (2015) The Illustration Design and Patent for ” Esb-tw”

● (2014)The Device Art Show for National Taiwan Science Education Center

● (2014) The Sculpture at 182 Art Space in Tainan

● (2005) The Design Competition for Bus Shelter in Kaohsiung

● (2004)The Design Competitions in Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra Memorial Hall

● (2003)The Design Competition for Bus Stop in Taipei

● (2003) The Design Competition for Bus Stop in Taipei

● (2002)The E-mail Background Design Competition for Yahoo

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Preservation and Co-working

BY ANGELA VALAVANIS
@ VOL 46 ON JUN 05, 2018

Angela Valavanis is the founder of Creative Coworking, which opened 7 years ago in Downtown Evanston. She recently expanded to Edgewater, opening a second location at the historic Colvin House.