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The Historic Resources Committee is part of the Design Commission.

Committee Chair
Jack Glassman AIA, LEED AP / jack_glassman@nps.gov

Updates

Registration is open for an intensive two-day conference in Cambridge next March, "Architectural Aluminum in the 21st...
On April 26th at 8:30am, Chris Wortley and Scott Slarsky of Shepley Bulfinch will come to BSA Space to speak to the...
A national, multi-disciplinary conference on saving historic structures and neiighborhoods in the face of rising tides....
Network with your colleagues at the next Women in Restoration and Engineering "WiRE Hour"! When: Monday, March 21...
Following the successful and well-received Preservation Summit held on April 2, 2014, the Boston Preservation Alliance...
Present: Abraham Aly, Patrick Alley, Alisa Augenstein, William Buckingham, Adrienne Cali, Maureen Cavanaugh, Gregory...
Present: Bill Barry, David Bliss, Adrienne Cali, Jean Carroon, Gregory Colling, Lori Ferriss, Jack Glassman, Meghan...
Historic Resources Committee Meeting Notes for February 9, 2012   Present: Bill Barry, Susan Brauner, Greg Colling,...
Historic warehouse development in Boston 1. Committee Changes and the BSA Space- Committee members found their way into the...

Past Events

October 12, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

3-D Printing and Scanning in Construction

Join us in October as the HRC welcomes our featured speaker Chris Dabek, an acclaimed expert in managing high-profile, complex preservation projects with challenging schedules and budgets. Chris will show us the cutting edge of 3-D technology, illustrating emerging techniques for replicating historic architectural features using laser scanning and 3-D printing. His fascinating presentation will employing case studies to explain the steps involved in replicating a historic baluster unit and reproducing other complex decorative features using 3-D technology, demonstrating the significant value these new tools add to workshop- and construction-site workflow for historic structure repair and restoration.

For those who qualify, 1.5 LUs are available.

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September 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Monumental Decisions: Cultural Stewardship during Polarizing Times

This summer’s news cycles were punctuated by disturbing stories about the removal, cloaking and/or planned relocation of Confederate monuments and statues throughout the north and south. Various actions have led to debates, demonstrations and, unfortunately, violence and potential hate crimes. In the process, established standards for professional and academic stewardship of commemorative structures, objects and artifacts are at risk, as traditional narratives are challenged, if not upended completely. It seems that military history, artistic beauty and politics are locked together in conflict, as symbolism, meaning and intent are questioned, second-guessed and re-appropriated.

Returning from break, the HRC will observe this abyss from what we hope is a safe distance, with a thoughtful discussion facilitated by HRC chair Jack Glassman AIA and longtime committee member Bill Barry. Beginning with a quick summary of the interventions and alterations past civilizations and cultures have imposed on out-of-favor works of art in their midst, we will delve into modern criteria generally used for designation, preservation and maintenance of commemorative monuments and will explore ways that our more controversial statues, monuments and markers can educate, rather than celebrate.

July 13, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
The Eustis Estate: Rediscovering the Painted Finishes of an Aesthetic Movement Masterpiece Best known for his role in the development of the Shingle...
June 8, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
‘It Will be Like Enchantment’ – John Gardner Low’s Art Tiles in the Victorian Age Our June HRC meeting will feature scholar,...
May 11, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Marking Time in Dorchester's Peabody Square: Restoring a Landmark Street Clock and Revitalizing a Historic Neighborhood The 2003 restoration of...
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