Modern Buildings are Historic, Too:
A Guide to Preservation

Jul 14 2016
2:00 pm
CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning
1250 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Tickets are $10 each

Modern Buildings are Historic, Too:
A Guide to Preservation

Preservation, Architecture, Development, Real Estate, Community, Design Thinking
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When it comes to historic preservation, did you know there are resources to help? The State Historical Fund provides grants to work on historic buildings and structures, but which properties are eligible for funding? What are the requirements? And what projects—particularly modern ones—have been successful?

From the hyperbolic paraboloid Hangar 61 to the Victor Hornbein and Ed White-designed Boettcher Memorial Conservatory, we’ll take a look at some remarkable examples of modern projects that have benefited from state resources, as presented by one of Colorado’s foremost experts on historical preservation. Whether you’re interested in discovering resources for a particular project or just learning more about the history of our city’s built environment, there’s something here for everyone. Join us, won’t you?

In this session, you will:
● Find out which modern buildings and districts are on the National Register of Historic Places.
● Learn about tools and resources offered by the state to assist with preservation (Colorado Historic Preservation Tax Credit and the State Historical Fund).
● See case studies of State Historical Fund grant projects.

Steve W. Turner, AIA, is the State Historic Preservation Officer and the Deputy Executive Director for History Colorado. His professional experience spans several decades and his work includes local, national, and international projects. After earning dual master’s degrees in urban and regional planning and architecture from the University of Illinois, Turner worked as a preservation planner for both the United States / International Council on Monuments and Sites and the United States Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory.