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January 2021

Adaptive Reuse in the Old Dominion (and Beyond)

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What happens when a building or space outlives its purpose? Adaptive reuse refers to the process of converting a part of the built environment into something different than what it was originally designed. In this webinar, panelists will explore the many benefits, as well as challenges, of adaptive reuse in the Commonwealth of Virginia and elsewhere. Panelists: Susan Reed, AIA, Director of Historic Preservation, Glave & Holmes Joe Yates, Principal, Joseph F. Yates Architects Register: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4770641 This webinar is eligible…

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February 2021

The Restoration Dialogue: Solving the Unknowns of Preservation and Restoration The Branch House Pipes

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Branch House plumbing is remarkable in that so much of the original piping is still in use after 100 years but it is causing damage to the decorative plaster. Tracing the pipes has led to understanding how the house was built behind the surfaces you see.  You will see various strategies in investigating behind the walls, spaces not normally seen by the public including the highest and lowest parts of the building, and some of the 1916 construction drawings…

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Ecological Resiliency and Design Inspiration — The 2019 Aga Khan Awards

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Established in 1977, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture is presented every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation, and landscape architecture. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world, in which Muslims have a significant presence. This webinar will present several award-winning projects, each focusing on elements of ecological resilience and sustainability within their…

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March 2021

Climate Change, Inequality, and Sustainability in Richmond

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

During the 20th century, local and federal officials reinforced racial segregation through a number of policies and practices in Richmond. Though these are no longer legal, the implications of these actions were profound: Neighborhoods once deemed hazardous because of their racial makeup are still predominantly black and brown and are areas of higher poverty. They are also the neighborhoods most vulnerable to climate change, affected by higher temperatures and flooding more acutely than wealthier, whiter parts of the city. Panelists…

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