Coffee and a Course: Integrating Conservation into the Design and Construction Process


The field of architectural conservation is a fairly new addition to the design and construction industry. As a complementary discipline to historic preservation, conservation practitioners provide expertise on historic materials and knowledge regarding best practices for preserving and restoring historic architectural elements.

Conservators are hired as consultants to architects, as subcontractors to general contractors, and are becoming more prevalent on client teams. The diversity of their roles in the design and construction process can cause confusion and misunderstandings among the various stakeholders of a project. This presentation will clarify the roles of conservators and how to successfully integrate their expertise into the project delivery process.

Sponsored by: Grunley Construction

After this session, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the history and basics of architectural conservation as a field and profession;
2. Describe how architectural conservation relates to architecture, construction, and historic preservation;
3. Identify key issues that could impede implementation of conservation best practices; and
4. Integrate architectural conservation into the project delivery process.

Credits: 1.0 HSW|LU

AIA and DAC Members: Free
Non-members: $25
Registration required.

Please note: You must attend the whole session to receive continuing education credit.


  • When

  • December 9, 2016
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Where

  • District Architecture Center
    421 7th Street NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20004

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