Preservation School 2015

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Head back to school with HDC

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will illuminate the essentials of historic preservation. Whether you live in a historic district, sit on your local community board or just want to learn about the built environment of your city, these classes will provide a knowledge and vocabulary for historic preservation. Classes will cover the basics including an introduction to preservation, zoning and New York City building types. They will also instruct hands-on skills including how to read architectural drawings and how to research and photograph buildings.

 

 

Schedule of Classes

northside_president7 MondaySeptember 8, 2014

6:00 PM

Preservation 101Join Tara Kelly, Executive Director of Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, for this introductory course on preservation — what is it, what tools are needed, and how you can get involved.

 

brooklyn-suburbs-nypl WednesdayOctober 15, 2014

6:00 PM

Historic Building ResearchArchitectural Historian Gregory Dietrich will guide participants on research strategies and procedures, as well as important repositories and document types. Learn the basics of how to investigate the origins and stories behind historic properties.

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realestate120709_rowhouse_560 MondayNovember 10, 2014

6:00 PM

NYC Architectural StylesThis program will focus on common architectural styles found in New York City’s historic built environment. LPC staff members Oliva and Christopher Brazee will provide an overview of the city’s building types and distinguishing features.


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incarnation-landmark-building-plaque MondayDecember 8, 2014

6:00 PM

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission and State/National Register of Historic Places DesignationArchitectural Historian Kerri Culhane will discuss the process of designation by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission and the State and National Register of Historic Places, highlighting the benefits and differences between the two, as well as their usefulness as preservation mechanisms.

 

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zh_height_factor MondayFebruary 9, 2015

6:00 PM

Zoning 101Upzoning, downzoning, Floor Area Ratio, oh my! Participants will learn the basics of zoning vocabulary and policies. HDC board member, Hunter Armstrong will illuminate what zoning and changes in zoning regulations mean for your community’s historic built environment.

 

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SunsetPark-8 MondayMarch 9, 2015

6:00 PM

Architectural PhotographyJoin photographer and chair of the Sunset Park Landmarks Committee, Lynn Massimo, in this hands-on session about best practices in architectural photography. Learn tips and tricks for getting the best possible photograph of your building or neighborhood.

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DKoepp_NYC_TH MondayApril 13, 2015

6:00 PM

Reading Architectural DrawingsArchitectural drawings and renderings illustrate the often complicated design and construction plans for proposed building projects. Join architect Brendan Coburn to learn how to understand and evaluate the information that these documents present.
4416779971_5ac0d6a112_z MondayMay 11, 2015

6:00 PM

Building MaterialsThe buildings of New York City are constructed using a wide variety of materials: terra-cotta, brick, brownstone, concrete and much more. Join Dan Allen, preservation architect, to learn how these materials are employed, how to identify them, and “scratch the surface” on their maintenance and conservation.

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