Track 3: For Power or For Passage: Re-envisioning Historic Industrial and Transportation Infrastructure

CS3.1 Re-using Old Industrial Structures

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: BNCC-106AD
CE: 1.5

Presentations in this session are united by the common goal of repurposing industrial and transportation-related buildings and sites. Presenters will share projects that include topics ranging from invasive biological growth and structural assessment to federal rehabilitation tax credits and interpretation of historic sites. This session will satisfy seasoned professionals with practical case studies covering matters of materials testing, structural interventions and the value of listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

This course qualifies for HSW credit with AIA, ASLA and RCEP.

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James Banta

Project Manager
National Gallery of Art

James V. Banta is a Construction Project Manager with the Office of Architecture and Engineering at the National Gallery of Art. Previously, he practiced preservation with Chambers, Murphy & Burge, A Studio of Perspectus Architecture in Akron and Cleveland, Ohio and worked for architecture and engineering firms in Washington, DC and New York, NY. James graduated from Connecticut College and has a M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.


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Justin Den Herder, PE


Justin Den Herder is a licensed engineer and an Associate at Silman where he has practiced for 11 years experience. He has worked extensively on existing building renovations and rehabilitation in New York City and beyond. He is the former editor of SEAoNY Cross Sections magazine and teaches as an adjunct professor at City College's Spitzer School of Architecture.


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Rebecca Domingue

Project Engineer
1200 Architectural Engineers

Rebecca Domingue has been with 1200 Architectural Engineers since 2015. Ms. Domingue came to 1200AE with a passion for historic preservation from the structural engineering perspective having received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont. Quickly becoming well versed in the Secretary of Interior Standards for Historic Preservation and the interplay between new construction and historic structures, Rebecca’s work involves structural design and nuanced practice for a wide range of building materials and systems, from new to archaic.


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Nicole Ferran, P.E.

Senior Structural Engineer
1200 Architectural Engineers

Nicole Ferran has been at 1200 Architectural Engineers since 2013, after 16 years of experience at two other engineering firms. She has a Masters in Structural Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a Bachelors in Chemistry and Asian Studies from Williams College. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of California and Maryland.


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Andrea Terry

Bauer Latoza Studio

Andrea Terry is a Principal at Bauer Latoza Studio in Chicago, Illinois and lead’s the firm’s Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse projects. She holds degrees in both architecture and historic preservation. Andrea's professional work focuses heavily on the renovation of older buildings and the restoration and adaptive reuse of historic landmarks. Her portfolio of projects includes restorations of the Chicago Water Tower, the Locomotive Machine Shop at Steamtown National Historic Site, and numerous historic Chicago Public Schools. Andrea is the Principal Architectural Lead for the Rehabilitation of the Administration Building at the Pullman National Historic Site in Chicago.


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Bryan Clark. Green

Director of Historic Preservation
Commonwealth Architects

Bryan Clark Green is the Director of Historic Preservation for Commonwealth Architects of Richmond, Virginia. His work includes writing historic structure reports and National Register nominations, drafting conservation assessments, feasibility studies, and rehabilitation plans for a variety of architecturally and historically significant properties from the early 17th century through the late 20th century. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Architectural Historians, and chairs its Heritage Conservation Committee

He received a Ph.D. and an M.A.H in Architectural History from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. in History from the University of Notre Dame.


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Pat Arnett, PE


Pat Arnett joined Silman in 1999 and was named a Principal of the firm in 2017. He has wide ranging experience on adaptive reuse projects and has worked on many industrial buildings in New York City and beyond. He has been a studio consultant at Rice School of Architecture and adjunct professor at Columbia University since 2013. He also serves as a professional mentor for the Manhattan College Chapter of Engineers Without Borders.


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