Why Old Buildings Matter

I don’t actually advocate for rehabilitation of old buildings as a strict preservationist. While I have a huge amount of respect for historic buildings, I approach rehabilitation from a pragmatic perspective. I strongly advocate for preservation of “character defining” aspects of historic buildings and neighborhoods. On the flip side, I also recognize that current building…

Managing a Historic Rehabilitation Project

This presentation is intended to help participants establish a foundation of basic knowledge about the historic property redevelopment process – particularly as it relates to rehabilitation of historic homes and small commercial buildings. Learning Objectives I have presented this several times for audiences at Iowa’s statewide historic preservation conference, the Preserve Iowa Summit.