Summer 2021 Preservation School

Historic Windows 101: Restoration Techniques “Cracked Open”

Instructor: Charu Chaudhry

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Charu Chaudhry, registered architect and Vice President
 at Thornton Tomasetti will offer a comprehensive overview of historic windows of various architectural styles, types and materials in this class. Common conditions, restoration techniques and detailing will be illustrated with real-life examples and case studies. Participants will leave the class equipped with an understanding of evaluation of the existing conditions and selection strategies of appropriate restoration techniques. Various replacement windows and their associated components, such as glazing, frames, flashings, etc., will also be discussed.

Writing an RFE for the LPC

Instructor: Sara Bean Apmann

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Have a building, site, or group of buildings that you think merit New York City Landmark designation (and therefore Landmark protections)? Join Sarah Bean Apmann, former Director of Research and Preservation for Village Preservation and current preservation consultant in learning about the process of submitting a Request for Eligibility (RFE) to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). Here you will learn about identifying LPC designation priorities, conducting research, and creating a case for significance.

How to Engage & Nurture Community Groups

Instructor: Sam Addeo

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Sam Addeo is the Director of Community and Development at Urban Archive and an Urbanist based in NYC. Working at the intersection of museum tech, digital storytelling, and archives, she will offer an overview of how to build people-centric projects through the power of community and new media. Participants will leave the class equipped with an understanding of how to activate communities through creative programming and engagement, as well as effective ways to generate and leverage feedback loops.

Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation

Instructor: Andrea Goldwyn

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Preservation by the numbers. In 2016, the New York Landmarks Conservancy published the first comprehensive study of the economic benefits of preservation in New York City. The results confirmed what advocates have often said: that preservation is an economic engine for the City, creating jobs and attracting tourists.  The study also showed that historic districts are dense and diverse. Andrea Goldwyn, Director of Public Policy for The New York Landmarks Conservancy will explain the study and the 2020 update that found historic buildings are a top choice for all kinds of businesses and will be critical to the City’s recovery.

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