Track 2: Materials over Time: Points of Change

CS2.1 Modern Materials

9/24/2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: BNCC- 101BG
CE: 1.5

The Modern Materials session provides a forum for discussion of materials and systems unique to the 20th century. The presentations cover changing use of traditional materials; lessons learned about the changing use and deficiencies of some 20th century construction methods and how to overcome them; and explore alternative materials unique to the period.

This course qualifies for HSW credit with AIA and RCEP.

Learning Objectives:

Presentations:

Chris Gembinski

Building Conservation Associates, Inc.

CHRISTOPHER JOHN GEMBINSKI

Chris is the Director of Technical Services for Building Conservation Associates, Inc., providing quality control and technical oversight for all BCA projects. Through his investigative work on hundreds of historic properties, he has developed extensive expertise in historic construction techniques and building systems, architectural materials, preservation design solutions, and construction management. Various aspects of his research and design have included masonry restoration, plaster restoration, historic finishes analysis, wood and metal window restoration design and stained-glass restoration. His work includes the design and management of conservation and preservation construction for: The Metropolitan Life Insurance Building, Grand Central Terminal, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Central Park Police Precinct, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, and Trinity Chrch, Wall Street, as well as development ventures such as the Victoria Theater and Moynihan Station Redevelopments.

Presentation(s):

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Lorraine Schnabel

Schnabel Conservation LLC

Lorraine Schnabel is the principal and owner of Schnabel Conservation LLC, a full service materials conservation consulting firm. We work with preservation project teams to diagnose whole building and individual material deterioration problems and identify workable, practical, durable solutions. After nearly thirty years in practice as both a private conservator and as a project manager at John Milner Associates and 1:1:6 Technologies, Lorraine has developed experience with most types of building materials and historic construction systems. Her principle areas of expertise are masonry and materials analysis. She has applied her skills in the preservation of a broad range of building ages and types, from small historic houses to the Baltimore Washington Monument. Currently, she is co-chair of the APT Technical Committee for Materials, and she has served on the board of the Delaware Valley chapter of APT as well. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works, and served in leadership roles in the Architecture Specialty Group and Conservators in Private Practice of that organization. She teaches Building Conservation to students in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Jefferson (formerly Philadelphia) University. Lorraine holds a BA in Geology from Pomona College and an MSc. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Lorraine Schnabel

Chris Gembinski

Building Conservation Associates, Inc.

CHRISTOPHER JOHN GEMBINSKI

Chris is the Director of Technical Services for Building Conservation Associates, Inc., providing quality control and technical oversight for all BCA projects. Through his investigative work on hundreds of historic properties, he has developed extensive expertise in historic construction techniques and building systems, architectural materials, preservation design solutions, and construction management. Various aspects of his research and design have included masonry restoration, plaster restoration, historic finishes analysis, wood and metal window restoration design and stained-glass restoration. His work includes the design and management of conservation and preservation construction for: The Metropolitan Life Insurance Building, Grand Central Terminal, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Central Park Police Precinct, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, and Trinity Chrch, Wall Street, as well as development ventures such as the Victoria Theater and Moynihan Station Redevelopments.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Chris Gembinski

Lorraine Schnabel

Schnabel Conservation LLC

Lorraine Schnabel is the principal and owner of Schnabel Conservation LLC, a full service materials conservation consulting firm. We work with preservation project teams to diagnose whole building and individual material deterioration problems and identify workable, practical, durable solutions. After nearly thirty years in practice as both a private conservator and as a project manager at John Milner Associates and 1:1:6 Technologies, Lorraine has developed experience with most types of building materials and historic construction systems. Her principle areas of expertise are masonry and materials analysis. She has applied her skills in the preservation of a broad range of building ages and types, from small historic houses to the Baltimore Washington Monument. Currently, she is co-chair of the APT Technical Committee for Materials, and she has served on the board of the Delaware Valley chapter of APT as well. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works, and served in leadership roles in the Architecture Specialty Group and Conservators in Private Practice of that organization. She teaches Building Conservation to students in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Jefferson (formerly Philadelphia) University. Lorraine holds a BA in Geology from Pomona College and an MSc. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Lorraine Schnabel

Chris Gembinski

Building Conservation Associates, Inc.

CHRISTOPHER JOHN GEMBINSKI

Chris is the Director of Technical Services for Building Conservation Associates, Inc., providing quality control and technical oversight for all BCA projects. Through his investigative work on hundreds of historic properties, he has developed extensive expertise in historic construction techniques and building systems, architectural materials, preservation design solutions, and construction management. Various aspects of his research and design have included masonry restoration, plaster restoration, historic finishes analysis, wood and metal window restoration design and stained-glass restoration. His work includes the design and management of conservation and preservation construction for: The Metropolitan Life Insurance Building, Grand Central Terminal, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Central Park Police Precinct, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, and Trinity Chrch, Wall Street, as well as development ventures such as the Victoria Theater and Moynihan Station Redevelopments.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Chris Gembinski

Lorraine Schnabel

Schnabel Conservation LLC

Lorraine Schnabel is the principal and owner of Schnabel Conservation LLC, a full service materials conservation consulting firm. We work with preservation project teams to diagnose whole building and individual material deterioration problems and identify workable, practical, durable solutions. After nearly thirty years in practice as both a private conservator and as a project manager at John Milner Associates and 1:1:6 Technologies, Lorraine has developed experience with most types of building materials and historic construction systems. Her principle areas of expertise are masonry and materials analysis. She has applied her skills in the preservation of a broad range of building ages and types, from small historic houses to the Baltimore Washington Monument. Currently, she is co-chair of the APT Technical Committee for Materials, and she has served on the board of the Delaware Valley chapter of APT as well. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works, and served in leadership roles in the Architecture Specialty Group and Conservators in Private Practice of that organization. She teaches Building Conservation to students in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Jefferson (formerly Philadelphia) University. Lorraine holds a BA in Geology from Pomona College and an MSc. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Lorraine Schnabel

Chris Gembinski

Building Conservation Associates, Inc.

CHRISTOPHER JOHN GEMBINSKI

Chris is the Director of Technical Services for Building Conservation Associates, Inc., providing quality control and technical oversight for all BCA projects. Through his investigative work on hundreds of historic properties, he has developed extensive expertise in historic construction techniques and building systems, architectural materials, preservation design solutions, and construction management. Various aspects of his research and design have included masonry restoration, plaster restoration, historic finishes analysis, wood and metal window restoration design and stained-glass restoration. His work includes the design and management of conservation and preservation construction for: The Metropolitan Life Insurance Building, Grand Central Terminal, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Central Park Police Precinct, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, and Trinity Chrch, Wall Street, as well as development ventures such as the Victoria Theater and Moynihan Station Redevelopments.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Chris Gembinski

Lorraine Schnabel

Schnabel Conservation LLC

Lorraine Schnabel is the principal and owner of Schnabel Conservation LLC, a full service materials conservation consulting firm. We work with preservation project teams to diagnose whole building and individual material deterioration problems and identify workable, practical, durable solutions. After nearly thirty years in practice as both a private conservator and as a project manager at John Milner Associates and 1:1:6 Technologies, Lorraine has developed experience with most types of building materials and historic construction systems. Her principle areas of expertise are masonry and materials analysis. She has applied her skills in the preservation of a broad range of building ages and types, from small historic houses to the Baltimore Washington Monument. Currently, she is co-chair of the APT Technical Committee for Materials, and she has served on the board of the Delaware Valley chapter of APT as well. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works, and served in leadership roles in the Architecture Specialty Group and Conservators in Private Practice of that organization. She teaches Building Conservation to students in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Jefferson (formerly Philadelphia) University. Lorraine holds a BA in Geology from Pomona College and an MSc. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Lorraine Schnabel

Lee Fink, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Project Architect
Thornton Tomasetti

Lee Fink is an senior project architect with Thornton Tomasetti. Lee is in the Forensics and Renewal practices and specializes in the high-rise facades, with a focus on glazing and stone systems. Although most of his projects reside in his hometown of Chicago, IL, his facade experience ranges from envelopes in Texas to Dubai.

Presentation(s):

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Deborah Slaton

Principal
WIss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Deborah Slaton is a Principal with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates in Northbrook, Illinois, specializing in historic preservation with a focus on modern structures and materials. She has served as lead author for numerous historic structures reports, preservation studies, conservation plans, and National Register nominations, and has co-authored numerous cultural landscape studies and historical assessments. Ms. Slaton is a Fellow of the Association for Preservation Technology International, a Director of the Historic Preservation Education Foundation, and a member of the Society of Architectural Historians Heritage Conservation Committee. She is author and editor of numerous papers and publications on preservation technology.

Presentation(s):

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Edward Torrez, AIA LEED AP

Principal
Bauer Latoza Studio

Edward Torrez, AIA, LEED, AP, is an architect and principal at Bauer Latoza Studio Ltd. in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Torrez has been specializing in Historic Preservation, Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation, Interior Renovation and Urban Planning projects in Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Texas for over 25 years.

Mr. Torrez was appointed to serve on the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and currently serves as Advisor for the National Trust of Historic Preservation, member of the Illinois Historical Sites Advisory Council (IHSAC), member of the Executive Board of Latinos in Heritage Conservation (LHC), Landmark Illinois’ Reinvestment Committee and Board Member of the Ray Bradbury Carnegie Center.

Edward has lectured extensively on preservation related topics for a number of national and local conference and organizations including AIA National Convention, Association for Preservation Technology, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Landmarks Illinois, American Planners Association and the American Society of Landscape Architects.


Presentation(s):

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Clay Palazzo

John G Waite & Associates, Architects PLLC

Clay S. Palazzo, AIA, LEED AP is a Principal with John G. Waite Associates, Architects. He has been with the firm and its predecessor firm for nearly thirty years. Clay has managed some of the firm's most prestigious commissions including the renovation and restoration of Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia, the restoration of the African Meeting House in Boston, the restoration of Ralph Adams Cram's All Saints Ashmont in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and the stabilization and re-erection of Yin Yu Tang, a late eighteenth century Chinese merchant's house, at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Clay is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Columbia University.

Presentation(s):

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Matthew K. Scheidt, AIA, LEED AP

Associate / Project Manager
John G. Waite Associates, Architects

Matt has been the Project Manager for some of JGWA Architects most significant projects including the renovation and restoration of Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia, the exterior restoration of Frederick Vanderbilt's Gilded Age mansion on the Hudson River, and the renovation and restoration of the 1906 Music Shed at the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate in Norfolk, Connecticut for the Yale University School of Music. Matt is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.

Presentation(s):

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