Friday, October 12
8 – 8:45 a.m. Organized Session
“The Cushing House Museum: Enhancing Community Preservation through Inclusive Access”
Elena M. Pascarella, Principal, Landscape Elements LLC, Providence, R.I.
Susan C.S. Edwards, Executive Director, Museum of Old Newbury, Newburyport, Mass.
Kristen Heitert, Senior Archeologist, The Public Archeology Laboratory, Inc., Pawtucket, R.I.
8:45 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. Discussion
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Adaptive Reuse in Rhode Island
“From the TK Club to PAL: Preserving a Pawtucket Landmark through Adaptive Use”
Gretchen Pineo, Architectural Historian, The Public Archeology Laboratory, Inc., Pawtucket, R.I.
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Adaptive Reuse in Rhode Island
“Restoring Place to Purpose by Any Means Necessary”
Kelsey Mullen, Public Programs Manager, Newport Restoration Foundation, Newport, R.I.
9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Adaptive Reuse in Rhode Island
“The Carriage House: Basic to Bijou”
Rachel Robinson, Director of Preservation, Providence Preservation Society
10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Discussion
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Organized Session
“150 years of Adaptation in one of America’s oldest surviving Theater Buildings”
Liz Drayton, Patron Relations, Newport Performing Arts Center at the Opera House, Newport, R.I.
Delaney Daly, Docent, Danbury Museum and Historical Society, Danbury, Conn.
Mohamad Farzan, Founding Principal, Newport Architecture, LLC, Newport, R.I.
11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Discussion
11:35 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Adaptive Reuse of Buildings
“Plymouth Town Hall: Returning the Center of Government to the Center of Downtown”
Martha Werenfels, Principal, DBVW Architects, Providence, R.I.
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Adaptive Reuse of Buildings
“Too Big to [not?] Fail: Obsolescence and the Difficult Reuse of Monumental Postwar Building Typologies”
Michael Grogan, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Adaptive Reuse of Buildings
“Adaptive hospitality: Identifying design strategies in the adaptive reuse of historic buildings as boutique hotels”
Carolina Marty Matos, Graduate Student, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1:45 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Discussion
2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m. Organized Session
“Adaptive Reuse for Education: Converting historic buildings, in three diverse neighborhoods, into historic preservation class rooms in Charleston, South Carolina”
3 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Discussion
3:30 – 5 p.m. City of Newport Tours
(choose your selection here)
Newport Historical Society – Learn about the Newport Historical Society’s comprehensive renovation of its building and transformation from an antiquated repository to modern resource center on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Society’s Resource Center, including updated collections storage and research spaces.
Newport Opera House –Tour the 150-year-old Opera House Theater located in Newport historic town center – Washington Square. The Opera House is currently in a state of reconstruction and preservation as it is transformed into a 21st-century Performing Arts Center. Explore layers of history exposed in the process of de-construction that reveal touchpoints into the architectural, social and cultural history of this landmark theater and business in the Square.
Queen Anne Square – Tour Queen Anne Square – one of Newport’s most creative and controversial examples of adaptive reuse. Roger Mandle, visiting professor of public humanities at Brown University and former president of Rhode Island School of Design, will discuss the design rationale, its connection to the history of the space, and the decision to work with Maya Lin.
Antone Academic Center – Ochre Court/Wetmore Stables – Gilded-Age stables are not typical spaces for university teaching and learning. Led by Jeff Baker of Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects, see how these ornate buildings constructed for horses and automobiles have been transformed into a 21st-century center for studio arts, humanities, and our own Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program.
Colonial Streetscape Tour – Newport’s charming historic streetscapes look the way they do for a reason, and this tour tells the story of 20th-century preservation efforts in Newport, while winding through the Upper Thames and Point neighborhoods. Special attention will be paid to the Newport Restoration Foundation’s collection of 18th-century homes and their tenant-steward program, and the tour will stop inside one of these unique properties.
5 – 6 p.m. Reception | Ochre Court
6 – 9 p.m. Dinner | Ochre Court
Saturday, October 13
9 – 10 a.m. Richard A. Grills Keynote Address in Historic Preservation by James B. Lindberg, Vice President of Research and Policy, National Trust for Historic Preservation
“Reset to Default: Making Building Reuse the New Normal”
10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Adaptive Reuse and the Environment
Liliane Wong, Chair, Department of Interior Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Adaptive Reuse and the Environment
“Integration Adaptive Sustainable Building Delivery Systems”
Jacob Oluwoye, Professor, Alabama A&M University
10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Discussion
11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Adaptive Reuse in Cities
“Community Preservation through Adaptive Reuse – Two Case Studies in Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District”
Anath Ranon, Principal, Cho Benn Holback, a Quinn Evans Company
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Adaptive Reuse in Cities
“Equitable Reinvestment and Community Preservation: Mapping Progress in Buffalo, New York”
Jennifer Minner, Assistant Professor, Cornell University
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Adaptive Reuse in Cities
“Adapting What for Whom: The Challenge of Density in Historic Districts”
Bryan Green, Director of Historic Preservation, Commonwealth Architects
11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Adaptive Reuse in Cities
“Mobile’s Mardi Gras Trail: A Funny Thing Happened Along The Way”
Ann Pond, Independent Scholar and Public Historian
12 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. Discussion
12:30 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Organized Session
“Adaptive Pre-Use: Open-Ended Futures in a Swedish Glass Factory”
Daniel Peltz, Professor, Rhode Island School of Design
Daniela Sandler, Assistant Professor of Architectural and Urban History, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota
Kristoffer Tejlgaard, Owner/Architect, Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Discussion
3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Adaptive Reuse of Specialized Buildings
“A Canyon of Concrete – Repurposing Grain Elevators across America’s Industrial Ports”
Philip Jacks, Professor of Art History and Director of Graduate Studies, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Adaptive Reuse of Specialized Buildings
“A ‘dissonant harmony’ that works: the adaptive reuse of St. Paul’s Evangelical church, Cincinnati, Ohio”
Ciprian Buzila, Graduate Student, Brown University
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Adaptive Reuse of Specialized Buildings
“Altering Sacred Spaces: The Adaptive Reuse of Religious Buildings”
Anastasia O’Neill, Graduate Student, University at Albany, SUNY
3:45 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Discussion
*** All sessions held in the state dining room of Ochre Court. ***