Better with Age: Greening Historic Commercial Buildings is a Preservation Month Keynote Event, hosted by the Boston Landmarks Commission and the Mayor’s Office of Environment and Energy Services.
Historic preservation is crucial to Boston’s continuing commercial redevelopment. Revitalizing historic buildings ensures that Boston remains unique among American cities, with blocks of historic downtown commercial buildings. Three presentations will showcase recent adaptive-reuse projects that meld historic preservation and sustainable design treatments.
Sites discussed will include the 1875 Hayden Building, the only remaining commercial building in Boston designed by Henry Hobson Richardson; the Boston Hostel in the Theater District; and 5 Channel Center Street, in Fort Point Channel, now home to Fraunhofer Institute.
Speakers: Albert Rex, MacRostie Historic Advisors; Christian Hoepfner PhD, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems; Chris Johns, CUBE design + research; Gabriel Baldwin, Conservation Services Group; and Michael Davis, FAIA, LEED AP, Bergmeyer Associates.
Free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Click "register" to RSVP.