Heritage Design Collaborative Principal Presents at APT Charleston 2012
Leila Hamroun, AIA, LEED AP, principal at Heritage Design Collaborative, recently presented a paper at The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) 44th Annual Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.
This year's APT Conference ran in parallel with the International Preservation Trades Workshop (IPTW) hosted by the Preservation Trades Network (PTN) and explored the theme of "Cornerstones: Collaborative Approaches to Preservation."
Leila Hamroun, and co-presenter Molly Lambert, AIC, PA of Architectural Conservation Inc, discussed their work at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, a National Historic Landmark. The restoration of the Union Terminal historic dining rooms required attention to a variety of finish materials, including murals, wood veneer, and decorative aluminum. Translating the treatment of the specialty materials to a set of biddable documents and clearly articulating the standards for treatment proved an opportunity for collaboration well beyond the conservator and the client. The presentation provided a frank assessment of the challenges and rewards of a contract administration open to informed dialogue, that goes beyond traditional role definitions of architects and contractors. Architect, Engineer, Conservator, Contractor, and Owner all worked together to make initial obstacles an opportunity for a better project, and a richer story.