Preservation Plus Participants to Get Tour of Richardson Complex Work

Attendees at the Preservation Plus conference next week will be able to tour the H. H. Richardson Complex and learn how the Richardson Center Corporation is stabilizing and preparing the complex and grounds for reuse.  Reactivating the Past: Sustainable Preservation at the Richardson Olmsted Complex will be presented by Barbara A. Campagna, FAIA, Principal of Barbara A. Campagna/Architecture + Planning and Monica Pellegrino Faix, Executive Director of the Richardson Center Corporation.
Reusing the H.H. Richardson buildings, creating a Buffalo Architecture Center, boutique hotel and event center, and reviving the Olmsted and Vaux landscape of the original Buffalo State Asylum, has been a project years in the making.  Reuse of the site is expected to facilitate and spur tourism, generating significant economic spin off to benefit Buffalo’s economy.
This Preservation Plus session, combining a site visit, case study and hands-on workshop, will be held at the Richardson Complex Wednesday, September 26 from 6 to 8:30 PM.  It will take participants through the history of the site, provide an overview of current master planning and rehabilitation efforts, and demonstrate the practices being used to reactivate this long vacant site for the use of the community.  Conference registration is required.
Preservation Plus, a week long conference focused at fostering a greater understanding and appreciation for Western New York’s historic built environment, is taking place on September 24-28, 2012.  Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) is coordinating the conference.
Preservation Plus builds on the momentum created by the National Preservation Conference that PBN hosted last October. The overwhelming success of that conference highlighted the need for regional preservation-related events and activities and brought much deserved attention to community revitalization efforts throughout Buffalo-Niagara. Preservation Plus aims to instill and reinforce a greater sense of community pride for our region’s historic assets.
Only 300 Conference tickets are available for purchase, not including 50 scholarship tickets available to qualifying university students interested in volunteering at events during PresPlus.
 
Get Connected: Preservation Buffalo Niagara, 716.852.3300

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