As the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act approaches, the fall issue of ArchitectureBoston hits hard with questions about one of the profession’s most heated topics today: preservation. With essays and articles from a dozen different perspectives, featuring a dozen different problems and solutions, the issue is a gateway for discourse for anyone interested in the role of the past, in the future of architecture. Read on for more information.
The issue’s highlights include:
- An essay on how to add value through preservation
- An article on the sustainability of preserving old buildings
- An essay on the lack of effort in preserving 1980s post-modernist buildings, and their soon-to-be moment in the spotlight
- A discourse on the importance of intent when expanding historic buildings, using Renzo Piano’s expansion of the Harvard Art Museums as a reference
- A short essay on whether a building can ever truly have a “good death”
Max Page, professor of architecture and historic preservation, University of Massachusetts/Amhesrt; Jean Carron, FAIA, principal at Goody Clancy and author of Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings; Ben Carlson, associate principal, director of urban design at Goody Clancy; Chris Grimley, principal of Over,Under; Christine Cipriani, co-author of Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape; and Peter Kuttner, FAIA.
Other authors include Daniel Bluestone, Justin Crane AIA, Matthew J. Kiefer, Robert Silman and Jason Forney AIA.
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