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Teaching, Public Speaking and Workshops

2011

Preservation and Treatment of Park Cultural Resources Workshop, Cane River Creole National Historical Park and National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Natchitoches, LA. Conducted workshop sessions and field exercises on preservation philosophy, historic structures assessment, and the Secretary of Interiors Standards during a one-week workshop presented by the National Park Service Mather Training Center for facility managers and others having responsibility for preservation of park historic structures and cultural landscapes. view slideshow

Hardscapes Workshop, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA. Conducted a one week “hands on” training in hardscapes installation and maintenance for the “Branching Out” program, an "Exploration in Landscape Management for city youth which provides young people with an overview of landscape management practices through educational workshops and hands-on field experiences." view slideshow

Served on the planning committee for the 15th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop - IPTW 2011, Lancaster, PA.

Guest Instructor, Preservation Institute: Nantucket, University of Florida’s Center for World Heritage & Stewardship. Lectured on the National Park Service cultural resources program and conducted field exercises in condition assessment for historic structures.

Served on the planning committee for the 4th International Trades Education Symposium in Lincoln, England sponsored by the Preservation Trades Network and the Works Department of Lincoln Cathedral, May 19-20th.

Co-instructor for a three day preservation philosophy workshop for the National Park Service Preservation and Skills Training (PAST) program at the Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, MD co-sponsored by the Preservation Education Institute.

Taught an 18 credit hour course in “Theories of Historic Preservation” for the Winter Session in the Rhode Island School of Design, Continuing Education Certificate Program in Historic Preservation.

2010

14th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop - IPTW 2010, Frankfort, Kentucky. Expand Your (Virtual) Horizons: Put the World Wide Web in Your Toolbox, an interactive session with Ken Follett, Owner, PreCon LogStrat, LLC, and John Leeke, Owner, Historic HomeWorks on using and managing internet resources and creating an online presence.

14th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop - IPTW 2010, Frankfort, Kentucky. Pesented Keynote Address, “Building Culture, Tradition and Innovation in the Trades”.

Instructor, Hardscape Maintenance and Management, National Park Service, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Valley Forge, PA. Workshop presented by the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation. Conducted workshop sessions on hardscape materials, design, construction and maintenance and assisted with field assessments in a three-day workshop for participants in the Olmsted Center's Landscape Preservation Maintenance Training Program. view slideshow

Guest Instructor, Preservation Institute: Nantucket, University of Florida’s Center for World Heritage & Stewardship. view slideshow

Cultural Resources Management for Facility Managers, Mount Rainier National Park, Longmire, WA. Workshop sessions and field exercises on preservation philosophy, historic structures assessment, and the Secretary of Interiors Standards during a one-week workshop presented by the National Park Service for facility managers and others having responsibility for preservation of historic structures and cultural landscapes. view slideshow

19th Annual TTRAG Symposium May 21-23, 2010 Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction, NY. TTRAG, is the Traditional Timber Frame Research and Advisory Group of the Timber Framers Guild. Guild Board member Lisa Sasser re-examined some of the evolving core ideas and concepts of the preservation movement and how they relate to the architectural heritage of timber buildings.

Timber Framers Guild, 24th Annual Western Conference April 22-25, 2010 Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene, ID. Presented talk on "Dumb Buildings, Smart Buildings and Wise Buildings – Why Preservation Matters".

Instructor for "Care & Maintenance of Historic Buildings: Management for Success", a one-day workshop designed to help owners, maintenance personnel, and property managers of historic buildings implement an appropriate maintenance process and learn more about materials specific to Vermont’s historic buildings. Presented by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Historic Windsor’s Preservation Education Institute and the Preservation Trust of Vermont.

Guest lecturer at the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation at Roger Williams University, HP 351 History and Philosophy of Historic Preservation and HP 382 Architectural Conservation II, Bristol, RI on March 30, 2010.

2009

TTRAG Member Meeting, Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake, NY, presented the talk, "Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned: 30 Years With the National Park Service".

Preservation Philosophy for People Who Maintain Old Buildings July 20-24, 2009 Blow-Me-Down Farm, Cornish, NH. Instructor for a workshop designed tol help general contractors, caretakers, maintenance personnel, property managers, and proprietors of “handyman” businesses to make typical judgment calls on the job: repair or replace, preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation; and setting priorities with modest budgets. Presented by Historic Windsor’s Preservation Education Institute.

Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference, Preservation Trades Roundtable, Boston, MA. Participant in a panel discussion on education, cooperation, and concern about developing qualified workers by volunteers and staff drawn from a cross-section of non-profits, business, and government.

2008

Cultural Resources Management for Facility Managers, Grand Tetons National Park, Moose, WY. Conducted workshop sessions and field exercises on preservation philosophy, historic structures assessment, and the Secretary of Interiors Standards during the 32-hour workshop presented by the National Park Service. view slideshow

12th Annual International Preservation Trades Workshop - "A Place for the Trades", Barre, VT, event planning. view slideshow

2007

11th Annual International Preservation Trades Workshop - "Coming Home", Frederick, MD. Served as a principal planner for the 10th Anniversary IPTW.

National Preservation Conference, St. Paul, MN. Served as panel member for the session, "Preservation Training for the Building Trades".

APVA Restore Virginia! Workshop, Staunton, VA. "The Preservation Trades Network and Trades Education Opportunities".

International Trades Education Symposium - "Leadership for the Trades: An International Priority Issue", Tällberg, Sweden. Served as a member of the conference organizing committee made up of representatives of the Preservation Trades Network, Chalmers University of Technology and Göteborg University, the Swedish Construction Federation, and GMV Centre for Environment and Sustainability.

2007 Maine Preservation Conference - "Respect, Revitalize, Rediscover", Bangor, ME. Keynote speaker.

Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference - "Preservation Trades Education Today" panel participant, Boston, MA

2006

10th Annual International Preservation Trades Workshop: "Reclaiming Hope – Rebuilding Heritage", New Orleans, LA. Served as a principal planner and facilitator for a 3-day conference and workshop featuring repair and restoration of four historic buildings heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina in the Holy Cross Neighborhood of New Orleans.

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Conservation Workshop, New Orleans, LA. Developed scope of work and project funding for a 5-day workshop on repair and conservation of brick masonry, stone and plaster for historic monuments.

Preservation Philosophy for National Historic Landmark Facility Managers, Fort Monroe, VA. Workshop facilitator and lecturer for 2-1/2 day conference co-sponsored by the National Park Service Northeast Region.

APVA Restore Virginia! Workshop, Bacon’s Castle, Surrey, VA. Keynote address, "Building the Educational Paradigm for Traditional Trades in the 21st Century".

Greater Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church Demonstration Restoration Project and Workshop, New Orleans, LA. Developed scope of work and project funding for a volunteer workshop to restore a historic church heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina in the Holy Cross Neighborhood of New Orleans.

Cultural Resources Management for Facility Managers, Marsh-Billings National Historical Site, Woodstock, VT. Conducted workshop sessions and field exercises on preservation philosophy, historic structures assessment, and the Secretary of Interiors Standards during the 32-hour workshop presented by the National Park Service.

University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning, Gainesville, FL. Presented talk on "The Challenges of Traditional Building and Sustainable Crafts" during the DCP Historic Preservation Lecture Series.

2005

Alternatives to Demolition Project, Bay St. Louis, MS. Assisted in project development and worked with a volunteer crew to document and salvage two historic structures heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina on a project sponsored by the World Monuments Fund, National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Trades Network, with the University of Florida Historic Preservation Program. view slideshow

9th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop – "Building Bridges to International Collaboration", St. Clairsville, OH. Workshop planner and facilitator.

1st International Trades Education Symposium, St. Clairsville, OH. Served as a principal planner and facilitator for a conference on trades education issues with speakers from North America, Sweden, France, England, Ireland, Scotland, Japan and Poland.

National Preservation Conference, Portland, OR. Served as panel member for the session, "Building Craftsmanship – Educating a New Generation" sponsored by the Preservation Trades Network and World Monuments Fund.

Cultural Resources Management for Facility Managers, Tumacacori National Historical Site, Tumacacori, AZ. Conducted workshop sessions and field exercises on preservation philosophy, historic structures assessment, and the Secretary of Interiors Standards during the 32 hour workshop presented by the National Park Service.

2004

National Preservation Conference, Louisville, KY. Served as panel member for the session, "Building Trades Training – A New Perspective" and moderator for a 3-hour open forum on trades education.

Historic Plaster Repair Workshop, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Elverson, PA. Planned, developed and coordinated a 40-hour "hands on" workshop in repair of historic three-coat plaster.

Preservation Philosophy for National Historic Landmark Facility Managers, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA. Workshop facilitator and lecturer for 2-1/2 day conference co-sponsored by the National Park Service Northeast Region and Presidio Trust.

Masters of the Building Arts Festival, Charleston, SC. Delivered keynote address at the artisans dinner, and worked with members of the Timber Framers Guild to fabricate and construct a timber frame park shelter.

2003

Preservation Philosophy for National Historic Landmark Facility Managers, Princeton, NJ. Workshop facilitator and lecturer for 2-1/2 day conference co-sponsored by the National Park Service Northeast Region and Princeton University.

7th Annual International Preservation Trades Workshop, Columbia, Maryland. Chaired roundtable sessions on the International Trades Education Initiative, and "annihilated HERITAGE"/Zabludow Project.

"annihilated HERITAGE"/ZABLUDOW PROJECT, International Workshop for Preservation of Historic Wood Building Traditions, 9/24 -10/24, 2003, Białystok, Poland. The workshop for protection of wooden building traditions was held to develop an international learning network with local and regional partners for the research, documentation, conservation and restoration of heritage, cultural landscapes and historic wooden buildings using traditional processes. Invited participants represented professional organizations and institutions, from Poland (Association of Historic Monuments Conservators, Muzeum Podlaskie in Bialystok, Muzeum of Farming in Ciechanowiec), USA (Timber Framers Guild, Preservation Trade Network), Germany (Gewerbe Akademie, Forderkreis Alte Kirche), Canada (International Log Builders Association), Great Britain, Lithuania ( Museum in Rumsiskes ), Belarus ( National Museum of Belarus Architecture in Minsk), Israel and Czech Republic. The workshop was organized by the Association of Historic Monuments Conservators (SKZ)- Poland, and sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Education for Democracy Foundation, and the Polish – German Cooperation Fund.

Architecture and Preservation - Arch. 513.82, City University of New York. Guest lecturer for a classroom talk on preservation philosophy, standards, and guidelines.

New Hampshire Old House and Barn Expo, Manchester, NH. Conducted session "Repair, Restore, or Renovate – Demystifying the Language of Preservation".

2002

Architecture and Preservation - Arch. 513.82, City University of New York. Guest lecturer for a classroom talk on preservation philosophy, standards, and guidelines.

6th Annual International Preservation Trades Workshop, Fairmont, West Virginia. Chaired a forum on "The Whitehill Report Revisited", an initiative of the Preservation Trades Network to review the findings of the 1967 Committee on Public and Private Education for Historic Preservation and Restoration.

Quinque Foundation International Preservation/Conservation Forum: Setting an Agenda for the 21st Century, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI. Invited participant in a series of moderated discussions on current preservation issues.

Preservation Trades Network/Timber Framers Guild Rendezvous, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY. Worked with other Guild and PTN members, to instruct students from the Brooklyn High School for the Arts in timber frame construction and preservation philosophy.

2001

5th Annual International Preservation Trades Workshop, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY. Participated in a panel discussion on the status of training and education for the preservation trades. Participated as a Timber Framers Guild volunteer in the fabrication of a timber frame Ecology Camp shelter for Gateway National Recreation Area.

National Trust for Historic Preservation, Providence RI. Panelist for the "Building Craftsmanship" session.

2000

4th Annual International Preservation Trades Workshop. Presented plenary session talk "Personal Convergence", and moderated the panel discussion, "Then, Now, and Tomorrow – A Retrospective Look at Preservation Trades Training & Education".

Timber Framer’s Guild of North America, Eastern Conference, Montebello, Quebec, CA. "Working with the National Park Service – Challenges and Opportunities".

Maintaining Cultural Landscapes, Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area, Lovell, Wyoming. Presented course session on "Maintaining Historic Fences".

Masonry Preservation Workshop, Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, MA. Conducted 2, 32-hour masonry preservation workshops featuring preservation philosophy, materials and methods, and "hands on" project work on deteriorated masonry structures at the Captain Edward Penniman House. view slideshow

Ellis Island Work Weekend, Cornell University Historic Preservation Alumnae and Student Association, New York, NY. Advised the Alumni group on stabilization methods and materials for a volunteer project to stabilize the Staff House on the south side of Ellis Island, worked with the volunteer crew to fabricate and install window ventilation panels, and delivered luncheon keynote speech.

Ellis Island Symposium, Museum of the City of New York. Participated in a panel discussion on Building Stabilization at Ellis Island, sponsored by the New York Landmarks Commission.

1999

3rd Annual International Preservation Trades Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD. "Developing Database Applications for Preservation Projects".

Preservation Maintenance Workshop, Fort Caroline National Historic Site/Florida State Parks, Jacksonville, FL. Taught a 3-day workshop on maintenance and repair of historic masonry, including a 4-hour lecture session on preservation philosophy and levels of treatment, and 2 days of project work.

Ellis Island Work Weekend, Cornell University Historic Preservation Alumnae and Student Association, New York, NY. Advised the Alumnae group on stabilization methods and materials for a volunteer project to stabilize the Staff House on the south side of Ellis Island, worked with the volunteer crew to fabricate and install window ventilation panels, and delivered the luncheon keynote speech on the "History of Preservation Efforts on the South Side of Ellis Island".

1998

Landscape Maintenance Workshop, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, The Presidio of San Francisco. "History and Maintenance of Historic Fences".

Preservation Philosophy for People Who Maintain Old Buildings, The Preservation Institute. Norwich University, Northfield, VT. Delivered 16 hours of seminar style instruction in preservation philosophy, levels of treatment, and specific treatment methodologies.

2nd Annual International Preservation Trades Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD. "Methods of Stabilizing and Mothballing Historic Structures".

1997

Timber Framer’s Guild of North America, Western Conference, Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, OR. "The Preservation Trades Network: Hand and Head".

Masonry Restoration Workshop, Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, PA. Conducted a 3-day "hands on" workshop in preservation and repair of historic brick masonry for a public works crew from the Philadelphia Navy Yard contracted by the Park to repoint the historic brick wall surrounding Independence Hall.

Preservation Philosophy for People Who Maintain Old Buildings, Preservation Institute for the Building Crafts. New Orleans, LA. Co-instructed a 32-hour introduction to preservation philosophy, policies, standards, guidelines, and treatments.

1996

CRM for Managers, Mather Employee Development Center, Harpers Ferry, WV. "ICAP: The Inventory and Condition Assessment Program".

2nd Annual Oregon Preservation Field School, University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Historic Preservation Program. Cape Blanco State Park, Port Orford, OR. Conducted two 40-hour workshops, one in construction of historic Victorian fencing at the 1898 Hughes House, and the other in condition assessment and preservation planning for the Cape Blanco Light House.

Preservation Philosophy for People who Maintain Old Buildings, Preservation Institute for the Building Crafts, Norwich University, Northfield, VT. Lectured on the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards, levels of preservation treatment, and preservation maintenance.

Structural Timber Framing and Trusses: Repair and Restoration, The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology, Philadelphia, PA. "Restoration and Repair of Log Structures".

1995

Inventory and Condition Assessment Program Workshop, Park Historic Structures and Cultural Landscapes Program and Williamsport Preservation Training Center. Mather Employee Development Center, Harpers Ferry, WV. Conducted a demonstration of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ICAP database, and moderated an open forum on ICAP implementation strategies.

PAST (Preservation and Skills Training) Workshop, Williamsport Preservation Training Center, Williamsport, MD. Lectured on preservation philosophy, character-defining elements, and levels of preservation treatment.

Oregon Preservation Field School, University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Historic Preservation Program. Harney County, Oregon. Instructed a two week "hands on" workshop in historic masonry repair and preservation, executing project work on the c.1884 Peter French Round Barn.

Preservation Philosophy for People who Maintain Old Buildings, Preservation Institute for the Building Crafts, Windsor, VT. Lectured on preservation law, policies, standards, and guidelines, and assisted with field sessions in architectural fabric investigation.

ICAP for Field Personnel, NPS Southeast Regional Office and Blue Ridge Parkway. Peaks of Otter, VA and Moses Cone Memorial, NC. Served as co-instructor for two 32-hour workshops on condition assessment for historic structures.

Association of National Park Maintenance Employees Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. Lectured on the Inventory and Condition Assessment Program (ICAP).

1994

University of Oregon, Historic Preservation Program. School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Eugene, OR. Lectured on preservation philosophy and career opportunities with the National Park Service to a Preservation Practice seminar group.

American Institute of Architects, Historic Resources Committee Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. "Status of the Park Historic Structures and Cultural Landscapes Program".

Timber Framer’s Guild of North America, Western Annual Conference, Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA. "A Preservation Specialist’s Viewpoint". Lectured on preservation philosophy in the National Park Service, participated in a panel discussion on writing grant applications, and assisted with a tour of USDA Forest Service, Region 6 Preservation Team projects.

Structure Investigation and Project Planning, USDA Forest Service Region One Preservation Team, USDA Ninemile Wildlands Training Center, NPS Rocky Mountain Regional Office, and Bannack State Park. Dillon, MT. Co-instructed a 40-hour workshop in preservation philosophy and levels of treatment. Conducted condition assessment field exercises on the Historic Bannack ghost town. view slideshow

Preservation and Skills Training Program (PAST), Skills II Training Course, Williamsport Preservation Training Center, Southwest Regional Office, and NPS Preservation Assistance Division. Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ. Served as one of nine mentors assisting in the completion of project work including installation of new wood shake roofs, stone chimney repairs, and repointing on two CCC Park residences.

Pacific Northwest Preservation Conference – Forging Preservation Partnerships: Principles and Practice, Conference sponsors included; National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, Bureau of Land Management, University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, US Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Oregon Department of Transportation, and Bonneville Power Administration. Portland, OR, Mt. Hood National Forest, and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Originated conference funding through the NPS Cultural Resources Training Initiative (CRTI) and served as a member of the conference steering committee. Presented sessions on "Levels of Preservation Treatment", "Developing and in-house Preservation Crew", "Contracting Guidelines and Construction Supervision", and participated in presenting a one-day seminar on "Materials and Methods".

Eagle Creek Preservation Workshop, USDA Forest Service Region Six, Heritage Structures Team. Eagle Creek Campground, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Cascade Locks, OR. Served as an instructor for "hands on" workshop executing repair and preservation work on a 1936 CCC log community kitchen structure.

Preservation Materials and Methods for Maintenance, NPS Park Historic Architecture Division. Mather Employee Development Center. Harpers Ferry, WV. Developed curriculum for workshop in the structural properties of traditional structural systems and materials, located instructors through contacts with the Timber Framer’s Guild of North America, and taught a 12-hour masonry section.

Preservation Philosophy for People who Maintain Old Buildings, NPS North Atlantic Regional Office and Preservation Institute for the Building Crafts. Windsor, VT. Lectured on structural evaluation, architectural character-defining elements, and levels of preservation treatment.

NPS Preservation Maintenance Workshop, Williamsport Preservation Training Center. Mather Employee Development Center. Harpers Ferry, WV. Lectured on preservation of historic masonry.

Leadership and Management Development Program, NPS Employee Development Division. Albright Employee Development Center. Grand Canyon, AZ. Served as an advisor for a field exercise to develop a position paper on the management of NPS historic structures.

Maryland Recreation and Parks Association Workshop in Historic Preservation, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Program Open Space, Maryland Recreation and Parks Association. Elkridge Furnace Inn, Elkridge, MD. Developed course agenda at the request of MRPA, assisted in course coordination, and lectured on preservation philosophy.

1993

Association of National Park Maintenance Employees Annual Meeting. Virginia Beach, VA. Lectured on the Inventory and Condition Assessment Program (ICAP).

NPS Preservation Maintenance Workshop, Williamsport Preservation Training Center. Mather Employee Development Center. Harpers Ferry, WV. "Historic Masonry Methods and Materials".

PAST (Preservation and Skills Training) Workshop, NPS Preservation Assistance Division and Williamsport Preservation Training Center. Hagerstown, MD. "Character-defining Elements" and "Condition Assessment".

Historic Wood Fencing Workshop, National Park Service Cultural Resources Training Initiative, Williamsport Preservation Training Center, and Mt. Vernon Ladies Association. Mt. Vernon, VA. Served as course coordinator and co-instructor for a 40-hour workshop including seminar sessions and preservation philosophy and cultural landscapes, and construction of a split rail livestock enclosure.

Materials Deterioration/Reading a Historic Building, NPS Preservation Assistance Division. Mather Employee Development Center. Harpers Ferry, WV. Conducted field exercises at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Antietam National Battlefield in reading and interpreting historic architectural fabric.

Preservation Philosophy for People who Restore Old Buildings, NPS North Atlantic Regional Office and Preservation Institute for the Building Crafts. Windsor, VT. Lectured on structural evaluation and preservation maintenance.

1992

NPS Intake Trainee Program, NPS Mather Employee Development Center. Yorktown, VA. "Historic Structures and Their Treatment".

International Canal Conference, American Canal Society. Harpers Ferry, WV. Participated in a panel discussion on preservation and maintenance of historic canal structures.

Log Structures Workshop, Bents Old Fort National Historic Site. La Junta, CO. Instructed a two-week "hands on" workshop featuring reconstruction of an elevated log bridge connecting upper levels of the fort. view slideshow

Masonry Preservation Workshop, NPS National Capital Region. Washington, DC and Williamsport, MD. Served as an instructor presenting a four-hour lecture session on historic masonry materials, six-hour "hands on" masonry repointing demonstration, and follow-up visits to course participant’s parks to consult on masonry preservation issues. view slideshow

Masonry Skills Workshop, Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Military Park. Fredericksburg, VA. Served as workshop coordinator and co-instructor for two one-week "hands on" workshops executing stabilization and in situ repair of a severely deteriorated historic brick retaining wall.

Lost Lake Workshop, USDA Forest Service, Mt. Hood National Forest. Lost Lake Campground, Mt. Hood, OR. Served as one of a team of Preservation Specialist instructors in a four-week workshop constructing a new log "piece-on-piece" winter/summer shelter, and executing repairs to an existing 1936 CCC log Adirondack shelter. view slideshow

Masonry Skills Workshop, NPS Midwest Regional Office. VanBuren, MO. Served as a co-instructor in a one-week "hands on" workshop completing preservation work on stone masonry features of a c.1930 CCC cabin. view slideshow

1991

Museums in Historic Buildings Symposium: Association for Preservation Technology Annual Conference, (presented jointly with the American Institute of Conservators). New Orleans, LA. "What Happens During Construction: Structural and Collections Protection".

Tollgate Restoration Workshop, USDA Forest Service, Mt. Hood National Forest. Zig Zag, OR. Conducted six four-hour lecture/discussion sessions on preservation philosophy and methodology, and instructed a five week program of "hands on" training in the repair/restoration of a 1936 CCC log picnic shelter. Instructed a one week workshop in historic masonry materials and methods.

Log Structures Stabilization Workshop, Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area and NPS Rocky Mountain Regional Office. Lovell, WY. Lectured on preservation philosophy and levels of treatment and completed a two week workshop for National Park Service maintenance employees to stabilize and repair the 1880 Sorenson log barn. view slideshow

NPS Preservation Skills Workshop, Williamsport Preservation Training Center. Mather Employee Development Center, Harpers Ferry, WV. Lectured on levels of treatment for historic structures and conducted "hands on" training in masonry repair and restoration.

Riversdale II, Preserving the Heritage, Maryland Historical Trust. Washington, DC. "Evaluating Structural Problems of Historic Structures".

Theory and Practice: Bridging the Gap, Association for Preservation Technology Washington Chapter. Washington, DC. "Roof Drainage System Failures".

1990

Historic Preservation Skills Workshop, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. Minisink Ford, NY. Lectured on historic masonry methods and materials and conducted 8-hours "hands on" training in masonry repointing and framing repair techniques on the Tollkeepers House at the Roebling Aqueduct. view slideshow

Historic Stucco Workshop, Williamsport Preservation Training Center. Hampton Mansion National Historical Site, Towson, MD. Lecture and discussion format workshop on deterioration of historic stucco and repair techniques.

Masonry Skills Workshop, USDA Forest Service, Fremont National Forest. Bly, OR. Presented one day of classroom training in preservation philosophy and directed two weeks of "hands on" training in historic masonry methods and materials. view slideshow

NPS Preservation Maintenance Workshop, Williamsport Preservation Training Center. Mather Employee Development Center, Harpers Ferry, WV. "Levels of Treatment for Historic Structures".

1989

NPS Preservation Maintenance Workshop, NPS Northwest Regional Office. Mt. Rainier National Park, WA. Lectured on "Design Details for Maintenance" and conducted 16 hours of "hands on" training in masonry repair and preservation techniques.

National Preservation Week Conference, Washington County Historical Trust. Hagerstown, MD. Presented paper on "Caring for Historic Masonry" and conducted a walking tour of historic masonry structures in Hagerstown.

1987

NPS Preservation Maintenance Workshop, Williamsport Preservation Training Center. Mather Employee Development Center, Harpers Ferry, WV. Demonstrated masonry repair and repointing techniques.

ICOMOS General Assembly, NPS National Capital Region. Washington, DC. Conducted tour of work in progress during the restoration of the north wing of the Arlington House.

NPS Park Planning and Design Conference, Denver Service Center. Denver, CO. "Materials Selection: the Vocabulary of Historic Preservation".

NPS Preservation Maintenance Workshop, Williamsport Preservation Training Center. Williamsport, MD. "Emergency Stabilization of Historic Structures".


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