Mar 31st 2018

2018 Symposium on Preservation Challenges of Modernist Structures

2018 Symposium
Preservation Challenges of Modernist Structures
April 21, 2018 | 8:00am-4:30pm
S.R. Crown Hall
Lower Core

The Association of Preservation Technology, Western Great Lakes Chapter in collaboration with DOCOMOMO US/Chicago and the IIT College of Architecture invite you to the 2018 Symposium, " Preservation Challenges of Modernist Structures". The majority of Modernist buildings and sites realized during the 20th Century have reached the 50 year threshold necessary to be considered eligible for historic designation. Many of these structures are at a point in their life cycle where intervention is required, whether due to deterioration, neglect, misguided modifications or other factors. This symposium addresses the technical, legal, and cultural challenges surrounding the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction of Modern structures. 

The Symposium will feature speakers from SOM, BVH Architecture, The General Services Administration, bKL Architecture, Bauer Latoza, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Wiss Janney Elstner, Preserve LLC, Restoric, Stephen J Kelley Inc., Harboe Architects, Indiana Landmarks, and Neal & Leroy, LLC, as well as the work of graduate students from IIT and SAIC.

Check-in begins at 7:30am, presentations begin at 8:15am.
This program will provide 5.5 CEUs HSW
Lunch and snacks will be provided during the program.

The Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) is a multi-disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving/preserving historic structures and their settings. The Association for Preservation Technology Western Great Lakes Chapter is the regional chapter of APTI serving Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

Attendees at the 2018 Symposium in S. R. Crown Hall Photograph by William Zbaren

DOCOMOMO is the international organization for the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings and sites of the MOdern MOvement. Docomomo US/Chicago is a regional chapter of Docomomo US. Through education, documentation and advocacy, our mission is to increase awareness of and protect Modern Movement buildings, structures, sites, and allied arts realized during the 20th Century in the greater Chicago region.