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Conference Program Day Two - Thursday June 4

Audience Key

AR Archaeologists
ASLA Landscape Architects - CREDITS APPROVED
H Historians
HPC Historic Preservation Commission Members
M/C Municipal and County Officials
NP Non-Profit and Museum Managers/Trustees

Day Two Program

You may register for Day Two only or combine it with Day One events. Some Day Two tours and workshops require a $5 reservation fee. Click here for details and to register.

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  • 8:00-9:00 am: Registration, Breakfast, Marketplace Exhibits
    Location: Lobby, Ballroom C
  • 9:00-10:15 am: Welcoming Remarks by Assemblyman Troy Singleton and Kimberly Bunn, 2015 AIA-NJ President; Opening Plenary with featured speaker Ruth Abram
    Ballrooms A and B
    Credits: AIA
  • 10:45 am - Noon: Choice of Educational Sessions (S-1 through S-6)
    • (S-1) Legacy of the Mount Laurel Housing Decision
      Location: Terrace B
      Credits/Audience: AICP, HPC

      • This session is sponsored by MBI-Gluckshaw

        First articulated by the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1975, the Mount Laurel Doctrine on exclusionary zoning and affordable housing continues to be controversial, as local officials, developers, housing advocates, the general public, and others struggle to create affordable housing, manage growth, and preserve community character. This session will explore how the doctrine has affected public policy and local development from the perspectives of three experts. Explore how historic properties have been reinvented to serve the needs of the less affluent through the use of government subsidy and tax credits.

        Moderator: Dorothy P. Guzzo, Executive Director, New Jersey Historic Trust

        Francis J. Banisch, PP, AICP, President , Banisch Associates, Inc.
        David N. Kinsey, FAICP, PP, PhD, Kinsey & Hand
        Dan Saunders, Administrator and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, NJ Historic Preservation Office

    • (S-2) Exploring the Morris Canal Greenway
      Location: Terrace A
      Credits/Audience: AICP, AR, ASLA, NP

      • This session is sponsored by Hunter Research, Inc.

        The technical marvel that was the Morris Canal ran 102 miles across northern New Jersey from the 1820s to the 1920s, and today stakeholders are working to create a greenway along the original canal. This panel session will explore preservation accomplishments, stewardship challenges and progress made to interpret the resource and create a tourism destination that is lively and engaging for repeat visitors.

        Moderator: Andrea Proctor, Resource Interpretive Specialist, Waterloo Village

        Leslie T. Bensley, Executive Director, Morris County Tourism Bureau
        Joe Macasek, President, Canal Society of New Jersey
        John Manna, President, Canal Day Association

    • (S-3) The Other Voice: Interpreting the Untold Story
      Location: Mount Laurel
      Audience: H, NP

      • This session is sponsored by Allen W. Kratz Historic Preservation Consulting

        Almost every historic site has a dominant story, or “voice,” but today there is an increasing need to include lesser-known narratives into historic interpretation. This panel session will present three case studies of sites that are telling the “other voice,” either since the organization’s inception or as part of a revised interpretive program. Participants will learn about the relationship between interpretation and mission, project research, development and implementation of new programs, and community outreach.

        Moderator: Claudia Ocello, President and CEO, Museum Partners Consulting

        Rachel R. Dolhanczyk, Archivist and Advisor to Community Historic Program, Center for Community Arts
        Jane M. Eliasof, Executive Director, Montclair Historical Society
        Katie Humphreys, Historical Program Specialist, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

    • (S-4) What the Ghosts Tell Us: Preserving New Jersey's Churchyards
      Location: Terrace C
      Credits/Audience: ASLA, H

      • This session is sponsored by Crossroads of the American Revolution NHA

        In recent years many of the state’s churchyards have been abandoned, leading to the neglect and loss of gravestones and their unique repository of local history, genealogical information and archaeological evidence. This panel presentation will explore both the causes of neglect and abandonment and practices for preserving endangered churchyards. The importance of aerial photography, memorializing property boundaries, deed research and cemetery preservation legislation will be discussed in the framework of case studies.

        Moderator: Richard M. Geffken, BS, MA, Shrewsbury Historical Society

        Joseph A. Grabas, CTP, NTP, Director, Grabas Institute for Continuing Education
        Richard F. Veit, BA, MA, PhD, Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the History and Anthropology Department, Monmouth University
        Robert M. Kelly, Jr., MA, Senior Warden, Christ Episcopal Church, Shrewsbury

    • (S-5) Combatting Demolition by Neglect: Two Underutilized Tools
      Location: Ballroom A
      Credits/Audience: AIA, AICP, HPC, M/C

      • This session is sponsored by Wu & Associates, Inc.

        Municipalities and their Historic Preservation Commissions often receive a request for demolition because a building has been left to deteriorate and become a safety concern. This session will explore two existing tools to combat this situation: The Property Maintenance section of the municipal code requires the building upkeep and maintenance; and the Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation Act provides municipalities the means to obtain control of problem properties and transfer them to appropriate entities for redevelopment. Case studies will provide real-life examples of how these tools can work for historic communities, presenting both the challenges of enforcing the regulations, and success that can come from diligent management.

        Staci Berger, President and CEO of Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey
        Glenn Ceponis, Principal Historic Preservation Specialist, NJ Historic Trust

    • (S-6) Revelation Not Revolution: Restoration Lessons & Sustainable Preservation
      Location: Ballroom B
      Credits: AIA

      • This session is sponsored by Walter Sedovic Architects

        Merging sustainable design technologies and historic preservation standards is key to the success of both. Yet prescriptive-based approaches do not always provide the necessary nuance. This session explores the tenets of sustainability and preservation by challenging widely held notions, providing new information and illustrating how a collaborative approach yields superior results. A moderated panel will discuss the importance of considering the context in which historic buildings were first constructed, reveal new research-based data, and explore team dynamics. The use of investigative probes and coordination of various disciplines within preservation will be illustrated by using a recently completed project at the North Star Academy in Newark as a case study.

        Moderator: Michael Calafati, AIA, Principal, Michael Calafati Architect, LLC

        Marie Ennis, PE, Partner, Old Structures Engineering, PC
        Jill H. Gotthelf, AIA, FAPT, Principal, Walter Sedovic Architects
        Thomas Newbold, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Principal, Landmark Facilities Group
        Chris Rudman, AIA, Project Architect, JRS Architect, PC
        Walter Sedovic, FAIA, LEED, Principal and CEO, Walter Sedovic Architects
        Joe Snodgrass, Principal, Steward Preservation Services LLC

  • Noon - 1:30 pm: Lunch, Marketplace Exhibits
    Location: Lobby, Ballroom C
  • 12:15 - 1:15 pm: Student Poster Presentations and Judging
    Location: Terrace A
  • 1:00 - 4:15 pm: Choice of Afternoon Field Workshops
    • (W-1) From Smithville to Paulsdale: Places Where Two Expceptional NJ Women Made History (bus and walking tour)
      Location: Bus leaves outside of registration lobby
      Credits/Audience: ASLA, H, NP

      • This session is sponsored by Preservation Partners.

        The NJ Women’s Heritage Trail includes nearly 100 sites representing a diversity of themes, geographical locations and eras. This tour consists of two key Burlington County sites, Smithville and Paulsdale. Historic Smithville is located in a 200-acre park and sits among other restored buildings. Agnes Gilkerson Smith strongly influenced the development of this ideal mill village, where the physical, intellectual and spiritual health of workers was nurtured. Paulsdale, a National Historic Landmark, was home to Alice Stokes Paul, a women’s suffrage and gender equality activist. The Alice Paul Institute, which develops leadership programs for young women, now inhabits the restored farmhouse.

        This is a bus and walking tour. Participants should dress for the weather and have appropriate footwear.

        Tour Leaders:
        Marisa Bozarth, ‎Museum Attendant at Burlington County Division of Parks
        Deborah Marquis Kelly, Principal, Preservation Partners
        Ellen Schultz, Principal, Preservation Partners

    • (W-2) Historic Collingswood, New Jersey: Creative Tools for Revitalization (bus and walking tour)
      Location: Bus leaves outside of registration lobby
      Credits/Audience: AIA, AICP, ASLA, HPC

      • This session is sponsored by Parker McCay

        In the past five years, more than 30 businesses have set up shop in Collingswood’s historic business district. Its current success is due to years of careful planning and incorporating historic preservation in its revitalization. Following a short presentation, a walking tour will visit several rehabilitation projects and discuss small scale redevelopment, restaurants, storefronts, signage regulations, parking and traffic calming efforts.

        This is a bus and walking tour. Participants should dress for the weather and have appropriate footwear.

        Tour Leaders:
        Cass Duffey, Director, Community Development, Borough of Collingswood
        Joan Leonard, Commissioner, Borough of Collingswood
        The Honorable James Maley, Mayor, Borough of Collingswood

  • 1:30 - 4:15 pm: (W-3) Historic Wood Window Restoration, Identification, and Maintenance (hands-on classroom workshop)
    Location:Poolside Lounge (meet guide outside Marketplace)
    Credits/Audience: AIA, HPC
    • Participants will benefit from the experienced team that will identify the different parts of a wood window and demonstrate how to repair and weatherize historic windows. Discussion will present the benefits of repairing historic windows rather than installing replacement vinyl units. “Hands-on” participation in glazing and glass cutting is encouraged. Seating is limited; registration in advance is required.

      Workshop Leaders:
      Tom McPoyle, Conservator, Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust
      Lucy Strackhouse, Executive Director, Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust
      Ray Tschoepe, Director of Conservation, Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust

  • 1:30 - 2:45 pm: Choice of Educational Sessions (S-7 through S-12)
    • (S-7) History and Historic Preservation Professionals Career Exchange
      Location: Terrace A

      • This session is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Salvatore

        What is the job market like today in the history and preservation fields? How should students prepare for a successful career? What about those looking to transition mid-career? This roundtable session will provide guidance and insight into rewards and frustrations, career growth areas, and what employers are looking for from new and experienced job-seekers. There will be time for questions and networking with the panelists.

        Moderator: Michele Racioppi, Program Assistant, New Jersey Historic Trust

        Meagan Baco, Director of Communications for Preservation Maryland and co-founder of www.histpres.com
        Mary Rizzo, Public Historian in Residence, Rutgers-Camden Mid Atlantic Center for the Humanities
        Jennifer Stark, AIA, CSBA, Principal, Stark Design
        Gretchen Sullivan Sorin, Director and Distinguished Professor of the Cooperstown Graduate Program

    • (S-8) Adaptive Use of Industrial Sites: Challenges and Success Stories
      Location: Mount Laurel
      Credits/Audience: AIA, AICP, AR, ASLA

      • This session is sponsored by Clark Caton Hintz

        Industrial buildings are most easily adapted for same or similar manufacturing uses, but may also be remodeled for new uses while preserving their historic utilitarian appearance. This session will review three case studies: the manufacturing evolution of Paterson mill buildings; the adaptive use of an industrial building in Trenton for mixed use, including architectural design, urban planning, and the incorporation of sustainable building practices; and the adaptive reuse of a mill building in Paterson to serve as artists’ and architects’ work and exhibit space.

        Moderator: Peter Kasabach, Executive Director, NJ Future

        J. Patrick Harschbarger, Principal Historian/Architectural Historian, Hunter Research, Inc.
        John D.S. Hatch, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, Clark Caton Hintz
        David Garsia, Owner, The Art Factory, Paterson, NJ

    • (S-9) In Pursuit of Liberty and Justice for All: The Role of Historic Preservation in Democracy
      Location: Ballroom A
      Audience: AR, NP

      • This session is sponsored by Keast & Hood

        The preamble to the National Historic Preservation act, partially states that “the historical and cultural foundation of the Nation should be preserved as a living part of our community life and development in order to give a sense of orientation to the American people.” Does this statement ring true today? This session will explore why preserving multi-ethnic heritage is important to our nation’s history as well as the impact historic preservation has on timely, ideological debates over immigration, and equal rights for women and the LGBTQ community.

        Moderator: Niquole Primiani, Chief Programs Officer, NJ Historical Commission

        Lawana Holland-Moore, 2014 National Trust Mildred Colodny Scholar
        Barbara Little, Program Manager, National Park Service Cultural Resources Office of Outreach
        Fon Wang, AIA LEED AP BD+C, Principal, UCI Architects, Inc.

    • (S-10) Applying the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation to Residential Properties
      Location: Ballroom B
      Credits/Audience: AIA, HPC

      • This session is sponsored by Eclectic Architecture, LLC

        Historic Preservation Commissions are charged with evaluating work proposals for compliance with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards. Their job is becoming increasingly challenging as they address new technologies, substitute materials and issues of sustainability. This panel session will address those topics through case studies presented by architects and historic preservation specialists who advise their clients on the Standards.

        Moderator: Jonathan Kinney, Senior Historic Preservation Specialist, NJ Historic Preservation Office

        Eric Holterman, AIA, Principal, HMR Architects
        Barton Ross, AIA, AICP, LEED, AP, Managing Principal, TBR Architects & Planners
        Margaret Hickey, RA, Principal Historic Preservation Specialist, Connolly & Hickey Historical Architects
        Michael J. Margulies, RA, AIA, Eclectic Architecture LLC

    • (S-11) 351 and Counting: Charting the Course for the Next 350 years of New Jersey History
      Location: Terrace C
      Audience: AR, H, NP

      • Recent developments in the NJ history community have helped forge new partnerships and strengthen existing ones. This town hall format session will review those accomplishments, such as the 351 anniversary celebration, and invite participants to dialogue about future goals and aspirations. The session goal is to identify a sect of action items for private and public history organizations that will be shared after the conference through traditional and social media communication channels.

        Leslie T. Bensley, Executive Director, Morris County Tourism Bureau
        Sara Cureton, Director, NJ Historical Commission and NJ Cultural Trust
        Maxine N. Lurie, Professor of History Emerita, Seton Hall University

    • (S-12) After 50 Years... Rethinking the National Historic Preservation Act
      Location: Terrace B

      • This session is sponsored by RGA, Inc.

        On the eve of its 50-year anniversary, this session will look at the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) that sets the federal policy for preserving our nation's heritage. The NHPA created many items in the preservation toolbox, such as the the National Register of Historic Places, National Historic Landmarks Program, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the Section 106 reviews that require historic properties to be “taken into account” in federal undertakings. This panel session will examine the origins of the NHPA and explore how well the Secretary of the Interior Standards have fared in the American regulatory process, which requires precise, rational, and consistently-applied decisions. Where are the “disconnects”? How can the NHPA be improved?

        Moderator and Presenter:
        Mary Krugman, Principal, Mary Delaney Krugman Associates, Inc. (MDKA)

        Dorothy P. Guzzo, Executive Director, New Jersey Historic Trust
        John H. Sprinkle, Jr., PhD, Bureau Historian, National Park Service

  • 3:00 - 4:15 pm: Choice of Educational Sessions (S-13 through S-17)
    • (S-13) How Do I Pay for That? Fundraising Know-How for Everyone
      Location: Ballroom A
      Audience: NP

      • This session is sponsored by Mills & Schnoering Architects, LLC

        Small and medium-sized museums, often staffed by volunteers, do not have the tools or knowledge to adequately prepare for fundraising efforts. This panel session will provide guidance on planning documents, offer strategies for diversifying funding sources, suggest methods of developing relationships with funders, and engaging the breaker community in support. Case studies will be presented by both funders’ and institutions’ perspectives.

        Moderator: Dorothy Hartman, Principal, History in the Making

        Eileen Morales, Executive Director, Red Mill Museum Village
        Evelyn Murphy, PhD, Director, Monmouth County Historical Association
        Nina Stack, President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

    • (S-14) From Passive Owner to Proud Steward: What Happens When a Land Trust Takes Title to a Historic Property?
      Location: Terrac A
      Credits/Audience: AR, ASLA, NP

      • The session will illustrate the real-life experience of the Hunterdon Land Trust’s 15-year stewardship of historic Case-Dvoor Farm, including: raising funds for repairs and maintenance; accommodating tenant’s needs; introducing new programing ; and administering capital projects. The presentation will specifically focus on the results of a Historic Site Management Plan and Archaeological Study. The report results helped take the organization from a theoretical understanding of the historical richness of the property to a profound appreciation and curiosity; ultimately changing the Land Trust’s vision for the property.

        Moderator: Catherine Suttle, Director of Cultural Resources, Hunterdon Land Trust

        Dave Sitler, Project Manager/Designer, ETM Associates, LLC
        James Lee, MA, RPA, Principal Investigator, Hunter Research, Inc.
        Roger Harris, Founder and past Board President, Hunterdon Land Trust

    • (S-15) Preparing for Disaster: Deploying a Statewide Emergency Response Network for the Cultural Community
      Location: Mount Laurel
      Audience: M/C, NP

      • This session is sponsored by lwdmr Architects

        In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, a coalition of state cultural agencies has been working to develop better tools and networks for both preparing for and responding to emergencies that affect the cultural community. Participants will learn about the initiative, national models, the roles that different levels of government play in responding to disasters, and what state funding agencies can do to encourage the ongoing effort.

        Moderator: Sara Cureton, Director, New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Cultural Trust

        Erin Leswing-Makowski, Historic Preservation Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency
        Karl J. Niederer, Historic Preservation Strategic Planning and Project Manager, New Jersey Historic Preservation Office
        Michele P. Stricker, Associate Director of Library Support Services, New Jersey State Library

    • (S-16) Preservation Planning in New Jersey's Legacy Cities
      Location: Terrace B
      Credits/Audience: AICP, HPC, M/C

      • This panel session will address issues facing historic preservation planning in Southern New Jersey’s legacy cities, specifically Camden and Atlantic City. Through case studies, speakers will discuss specific obstacles and challenges to preserving buildings, landscapes, and infrastructure in older urban environments, while at the same time planning for new development and urban revitalization. Speakers will also express visions and goals for future preservation planning efforts.

        Presenters (invited):
        Meishka L. Mitchell, AICP, PP, Vice President of Neighborhood Initiatives, Cooper’s Ferry
        Edward C. Williams, Planning Director/Zoning Officer, City of Camden
        Elizabeth A. Terenik, PP, AICP, Director, Planning and Development, City of Atlantic City

    • (S-17) Students to Seniors: Adapting New Jersey's Historic School Buildings
      Location: Terrace C
      Credits/Audience: AIA, AICP, AR, HPC, M/C

      • The session is sponsored by Conifer Realty, LLC and Maestro Community Development Corp.

        A panel discussion features four case studies presented by team members who share commonalities and unique challenges/ characteristics of adapting historic school buildings for senior housing. Participants will learn about collaborating with local municipalities, public/private partnerships, accessibility challenges, and green energy efficiency design. The former schools are Springside and Florence Schools in Burlington County, Lawnside School in Camden County, and Gregory School in Monmouth County.

        Moderator and Panelist: Sam Leone, Vice President, Conifer Realty LLC

        Tyrone Garrett, JD, Executive Director, Long Branch Housing Authority
        Mary Johannesen, Principal, Kitchen and Associates
        Stuart Portney, PP, President, The Metro Company LLC
        Matthew Reilly, CEO, Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, Inc.
        George E. Marks, AIA, Principal, kramer+marks

  • 4:30 - 5:15 pm: Closing Plenary with featured speaker Elizabeth Silkes
    Location: Ballrooms A and B
  • 5:30 - 7:00 pm: Reception
    Location: Hotel ML's Coco Key

Thank you to our 2016 Conference Sponsors!

aia nj hmr architects connolly hickey lwdmr marvin foster salvatore femenella keller and kirkpatrick LFG Inc. mdka mills and schnoering stark design
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