Laura Faucher to moderate panel discussion on "Building Codes and Preservation" at 33rd Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

Laura Faucher, AIA, of Preservation Design Works will be moderating a panel discussion on "Building Codes and Preservation" at the 33rd Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference to be held September 12-13, 2013 in Lanesboro, MN. The two-day conference is designed for people new to historic preservation, local history advocates and preservation professionals. The largest annual gathering of the Minnesota preservation community, this conference features multiple tracks of educational sessions, mobile workshops and tours that address a range of current issues.

The panel discussion on "Building Codes and Preservation" is described as follows:

Rehabilitating and adapting historic buildings for new uses can create conflicts between code requirements (and officials) and preservation ordinances and guidelines. This session will provide strategies towards creating a successful collaboration between all the stakeholders including the code official, the preservation commission, the building owner, and the designers. Case studies will be used to illustrate successful projects that met the intent of the applicable codes while still preserving the historic fabric of the buildings.

Other presenters in the panel besides Laura include Glen Bergstrand, Supervisor, MN State Fire Marshal Division; Dan Callahan, Supervisor, Plan Review, Community Planning & Economic Development, City of Minneapolis; Richard Dana, Commissioner, St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission.

Find out more information about the conference and how to register for it at the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office's website.

PVN Staff