Historic Preservation

April 28, 2013, 11am PDT
In an unusual move, Richard Neutra’s son has announced plans to license the mid-century modernist’s house plans, reports Adrian Glick Kudler.
Curbed LA
March 4, 2013, 8am PST
Montgomery County, Maryland is confronting a conundrum common to inner-ring suburbs now facing development pressures. How to make the case for protecting mid-century buildings that some consider too young, or "too plain or ugly," to preserve.
The Washington Post
October 27, 2012, 5am PDT
A unique blend of religious beliefs, state policies and capitalist interests are reshaping Mecca for the worse, critics argue, at the expense of its most prized cultural assets.
The Guardian
October 17, 2012, 8am PDT
Associate professor of design Karen Monzel Hughes, in moving from Cincinnati's much-acclaimed Mariemont to the once-struggling Over-the-Rhine, discovers that rebuilding and preserving are both critical facets of preservation.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
August 2, 2012, 5am PDT
Is your home historic? <em>The Atlantic Cities</em> challenges its readers to look at the history behind their own homes, providing a list of 10 things one can do to learn something new about the place we spend most of our time.
The Atlantic Cities
July 27, 2012, 6am PDT
Ed Walker saw what few others in his hometown of Roanoke, Virgina were able to see: potential. Walker is part a growing group of "vanguard developers" intent on changing the fortunes of their cities by the sheer force of their vision (and wallets).
The New York Times
July 13, 2012, 6am PDT
As the European financial crisis drags on, money for the continent's numerous architectural and historical resources remains limited. As a result, cities are looking for new revenue streams, including billboards and image rights.
The Washington Post
June 27, 2012, 5am PDT
Preservation officials fight to save a storm-worn historic house, but the ongoing battle with local home owners leads to major negative impacts on the neighborhood.
The Huntsville Times
February 8, 2012, 10am PST
Chuck Wolfe uses the urban scale adaptive reuse of the Roman Emperor Diocletian's retirement palace in Split, Croatia to argue for blending the past and future on a broader scale.
The Atlantic Cities
February 6, 2012, 6am PST
In a cruel twist, a historic house associated with Chinese architects who championed the notion that 'a great nation should hold dear its historic patrimony', and deemed by authorities an 'immovable cultural relic,' was recently demolished.
The New York Times
January 19, 2012, 6am PST
Writing in <em>Urban Land</em>, Ron Nyren highlights his top ten historic preservation projects from the last half-decade.
Urban Land
January 10, 2012, 1pm PST
Writing in the New York Times, Kenneth Chang explores the challenges of Historic Preservation in an unlikely location, the surface of the moon.
The New York Times
January 3, 2012, 8am PST
San Francisco's planning and permitting process has become so complicated and expensive that former advocates of preservation are now fighting back against the city's historic preservation efforts.
The New York Times
October 3, 2011, 1pm PDT
Preservationists are all about preserving our past. Urbanists are all about harvesting lessons from what the preservationists fight for -- to create better places in the future. Seems like these two groups would get along quite well. But no.
PlaceShakers
September 8, 2011, 6am PDT
With Missouri's Historic Preservation Tax Credit on the chopping block, Citiography outlines seven reasons the state should keep this program. Creating local jobs is just one.
Citiography
September 7, 2011, 9am PDT
With development-friendly reform sweeping through planning in the U.K., English Heritage is concerned the historic sites and greenfields will get swept away with little to no process.
The Telegraph
August 9, 2011, 1pm PDT
London's King's Cross train station's western concourse showcases a 140-meter wide canopy, the largest single-span station structure in Europe. New technology like solar cells and old infrastructure blend together to enhance the station.
The Independent (UK)
July 14, 2011, 12pm PDT
Preservation will have to include a more diverse and multi-ethnic population in order to stay relevant, writes Kenneth Caldwell for The Architect's Newspaper.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 11, 2011, 9am PDT
Two big names are calling for more high rise development and less of the historic preservation efforts that have often prevented it in dense urban areas. <em>The Philadelphia Inquirer</em>'s Inga Saffron says they're wrong.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 5, 2011, 6am PDT
As officials in San Francisco debate the city's historic preservation policies, this column looks back at some of the ways the city has successfully preserved its past and some of the ways the process is broken.
San Francisco Chronicle