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  • Admissions Fall Open House | PennDesign
    Courses About Apply Share Share via Email Historic Preservation Posted Oct 13 2015 3 10pm Admissions Fall Open House November 2 2015 8 30 am 5 30 pm You are invited to attend the School of Design s Open House for prospective graduate students This is a great opportunity for you to talk to students and faculty meet with financial aid staff and tour the studios and facilities Pre registration

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/historic-preservation/post/admissions-fall-open-house (2015-10-17)
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  • Restoring Building, Rebuilding Communities | PennDesign
    repair By making the education process a hands on experience folks were able not only to see a demonstration of a particular technique but also attempt small repairs themselves and ask questions of the knowledgeable professionals These tools and techniques can be applied to their own houses many constructed of the same brick and at the same time as the church building Moreover wood window restoration was another topic that the professionals were able to address This congregation founded in 1844 by a former slave has been in this location since 1940 but the building dates to 1873 and the suburban development of West Philadelphia Designed by architect Addison Hutton as a Quaker meeting house the building has been a fixture in this neighborhood for over 140 years It has been expanded by the Presbyterians and today is led by Pastor Anna Grant Like many congregations today Lombard is facing the maintenance challenges associated with its aging building As historic preservation students we understand the perception that repairs are costly and require skilled professional labor in order to fix even the smallest problem However we know many treatments that can be applied to older homes by homeowners require only a little education and the right tools The day s event would not have been possible without the generous support of a number of local organizations and businesses The West Philadelphia Tool Library provided most of the tools and worked closely in partnership with PennPraxis to make the event a success We were able to hold a drawing for several free annual memberships to the Tool Library meaning lucky attendees have one less hurdle to jump in maintaining their own houses Additionally LimeWorks generously donated masonry cleaning products and mortar mix components The cleaning and repointing of brick are two common

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/pennpraxis/post/restoring-building-rebuilding-communities (2015-10-17)
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  • Susan MacDonald Speaks at Penn on Modern Heritage | PennDesign
    use and deterioration that modern buildings face and how the field of conservation must approach these new projects Through case studies on the Eames House and the Salk Institute both current field projects at the Getty Macdonald explained the conservation methodology applied to modern architecture and addressed questions about materiality significance and living memory in conservation View a video of Susan Macdonald s lecture Somewhere Between History and Current Events Conserving Modern Heritage here Friday afternoon Macdonald was gracious enough to stay for a less formal discussion about her work and studies A Conservation Conversation was held in the Architectural Archives where Bill Whitaker Michael Henry and Frank Matero joined Macdonald in leading a discussion about modern heritage and conservation Many students faculty and professionals were in attendance and the conversation explored many aspects of conservation The GCI s Colloquium to Advance the Practice of Conserving Modern Heritage framed the discussion Questions about unique modern material resiliency educating the public on modern heritage and choosing what to be protected were a few of the topics explored Conservation Conversations is a seminar series organized by the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and the Architectural Conservation Laboratory of the School of Design to showcase recent research in the history theory and professional practice of architectural conservation worldwide It was wonderful to have the opportunity to hear from Susan Macdonald and her experience in the issues that the field of conservation is facing right now As a leading figure in the world of conserving modernity Macdonald s discussion about her research and experience were invaluable and informative The interest in her work was demonstrated through the excellent turnout at both events For more information on talks and lectures see the events calendar here Susan Macdonald joined the Getty Conservation Institute in 2008 as

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/historic-preservation/post/susan-macdonald-conserving-modern-heritage (2015-10-17)
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  • Matt Morgan (MSHP’14) blogs about life post-graduation from PennDesign | PennDesign
    several wall sections using a lime based mortar and prepared one third of the parapet surrounding the kiln dome for a membrane roofing system This work required removal of deteriorated brick vegetation and debris prior to resetting stable brick around the perimeter in a new bed of mortar The final step required installing a mix of mortar and sand to create a gutter which will provide a stable base for installation of the new membrane roof important for keeping water from entering the kiln walls through the parapet The new membrane roof will be installed in the spring or early summer of 2015 I was the course assistant for the 2014 Heritage Conservation Summer Praxis which involved log cabin restoration work at the Bar B C dude ranch in Grand Teton National Park Wyoming and repointing of brickwork of a farmhouse near Mancos Colorado We had a great group of enthusiastic Penn conservation students and guest lecturers participating making it a wonderful experience for everyone August was also an exciting time around the Kiln complex back in Helena as Paul Mardikian and Claudia Chemello from Terra Mare Conservation LLC returned to assess the metal testing they began the previous summer The metal bands were continuing to corrode and deteriorate but with mechanical scrubbing cleaning and treatment the metal work looks nearly new again Although I was away for the Praxis course Paul and Claudia with help from MPA staff and many volunteers completed the work on the metal bands over a two week period All reports say that this was a fun and exciting time This fall I have been working with a structural engineer and historic architect to design and fabricate details and brackets to stabilize the shed walls and roof surrounding Kiln 7 It s been fantastic to

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/historic-preservation/post/matt-morgan-mshp%E2%80%9914-blogs-about-life-post-graduation-penndesign (2015-10-17)
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  • West Philly Church Saved From Demolition | PennDesign
    Kingsessing Ave Aaron Wunsch Professor Aaron Wunsch middle West Philly Church Saved From Demolition Professor Wunsch Successfully Fights to Save Furness Church PennDesign faculty member Aaron Wunsch led the efforts to save St Peter s Church of Christ in West Philadelphia and his success was recently featured in a Penn Current article Wunsch lives in West Philadelphia and teaches in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation In the summer of

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/historic-preservation/post/west-philly-church-saved-demolition (2015-10-17)
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  • North Dakota Boomtowns | PennDesign
    Planning North Dakota Boomtowns Spring 2015 Studio Around the country oil and gas boomtowns are facing extraordinary development pressures and social change that are transforming formerly rural or agricultural based settlement patterns The studio used the Bakken Region of the Western North Dakota as a case study for how communities can plan for the economic cycles of boomtowns and create strong diverse economies once the boom is over The 19 counties in Western North Dakota were the subject of a HUD funded Sustainable Communities Planning Grant which served as the basis for the studio understanding and further research into the socio economic dynamics of boomtowns With projections of growth by 50 of current population over the next 20 years students proposed development typologies for downtowns and growth areas that were 50 less land consumptive than the current trend The students also proposed economic diversification strategies that included linkages between extraction processes and agricultural diversification and manufacturing Team Nando Micale Support Work Like This Explore Cross Disciplinary Connections LARP 701 Studio V van Eyck Al Doha Grand Park Doha Qatar Studio Highlights Work Detail Landscape Architecture Re envisioning the Kimmel Center Work Detail PennPraxis Erase the Boundaries Design Ideas for Greater

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/city-regional-planning/graduate/work/north-dakota-boomtowns (2015-10-17)
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  • Nando Micale | PennDesign
    nation s leading professionals in the planning and design of mixed income communities with successful neighborhoods transformations in 15 states His work has helped cities win more than half a billion dollars in competitive Federal funds in both the HOPE VI and the Choice Neighborhoods programs Highlights from Nando s portfolio include the Civic Vision for the Central Delaware with PennPraxis Minneapolis Upper Mississippi Master Plan Omaha By Design Urban Design Framework and large scale urban design projects in Nanjing Shanghai and Xiamen and New Delhi Recently completed projects include a TOD redevelopment plan in Hoboken NJ waterfront planning in Camden NJ a Naval Air Station Reuse Plan in Philadelphia and new community designs in Buffalo Camden Cincinnati Jersey City Kansas City Meridian MS Montgomery AL Philadelphia and Roanoke VA Nando is a licensed architect a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners AICP and is a Fellow of The American Institute of Architects His memberships in professional associations include the American Planning Association The Congress for the New Urbanism and the Urban Land Institute Nando also volunteers for Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance as Design Caucus Chair and The Philadelphia Community Design Collaborative for various pro bono projects Nando has also taught the urban design studio at Temple University s MArch program and has served as juror for architecture studios at Boston Architectural Center Columbia Drexel Harvard Penn Roger Williams and Temple Selected Honors and Awards McGinley Square Montgomery Corridor Plan Jersey City NJ 2013 New Jersey Smart Growth Award Omaha By Design 2010 APA Award for Outstanding Planning Nebraska Chapter A Civic Vision for the Central Delaware Riverfront Philadelphia PA 2010 AIA Honor Award for Regional Urban Design 2009 ASLA Honor Award for Planning Analysis 2008 CNU Charter Award Lafayette Gardens HOPE VI Revitalization Jersey City NJ

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/city-regional-planning/graduate/people/nando-micale (2015-10-17)
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  • New York-New Jersey Crossrail | PennDesign
    About People Work Events Blog Courses Resources Apply Share Share via Email City and Regional Planning New York New Jersey Crossrail Spring 2015 Studio Focused on the 25 miles at the very center of the nation s most heavily travelled passenger railroad the CrossRail Studio proposed a dynamic mobility vision intended to drive economic success for America s largest urban area and the economic hub of the Northeast megaregion NY NJ CrossRail proposes to transform the New York metropolitan area by integrating its fragmented rail system and uncoordinated capital programs into a unified region wide and region shaping system The CrossRail team comprised of 14 Master of City Planning students and 2 Master of Architecture students was led by PennDesign Dean Marilyn Taylor and Professor of Practice Robert Yaro For more information and the online appendix visit crossrailnynj org Team Robert Yaro Marilyn Jordan Taylor Support Work Like This Explore Cross Disciplinary Connections Civic Landscapes Work Detail PennPraxis Civic Goals and Urban Design Strategies for the 40th Street Corridor Work Detail PennPraxis Love Park JFK Plaza Redesign Work Detail PennPraxis Erase the Boundaries Design Ideas for Greater Philadelphia Work Detail PennPraxis LARP 701 Studio V van Eyck Al Doha Grand

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/city-regional-planning/graduate/work/new-york-new-jersey-crossrail (2015-10-17)
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