Battered But Not Deterred—Preservationists Heal and Hug at Annual Conference

Bay Area preservation architect Jerri Holan recounts the happenings at the 2014 California Preservation Conference.
May 4, 2014, 9am PDT | melaniecj
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The 39th annual California Preservation Conference, held in Monterey, was a time for planners and preservationists across the state to gather, share stories about their projects and efforts, and bond over similar experiences and passions, according to Jerri Holan, a Bay Area-based preservation architect.

“For me, the annual CPF conference is a much-needed love fest. Those of us practicing in the field of preservation are often underappreciated and underpaid. We spend the year battling demolitions, destructive rehabilitations, unfriendly developers, usually in unsympathetic communities with very little legal or financial support.”

Holan describes the sights and sounds at the conference, which was held at the historic Asilomar Conference Center designed by noted architect Julia Morgan.

Morgan also designed Hearst Castle.

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Published on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in UrbDeZine
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