Historic Reuse and Rehab: An Architect’s Guide to a Successful Project

Panel Session at the 2019 Connecticut Architecture Conference & Expo

Thursday September 12th, 3:15-5:15pm

Preservationists trumpet the benefits to local communities, local economies and the environment of preserving and reusing old buildings. Connecticut boasts many neglected historic buildings that could be returned to productive use and be sources of community pride, yet architects unfamiliar with preservation projects may see more barriers than benefits. In this panel discussion, Crosskey Architects, the Connecticut Main Street Center, and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation will offer practical information, creative solutions and case studies on reusing old buildings ranging from single-family residences to large mill complexes. Panelists with expertise in historic preservation initiatives will discuss building code and compliance alternatives for historic rehabs; funding opportunities and implications for design; the approval process for tax credit programs; and sustainability in historic buildings.


Synfoni Bailey-Green, AIA, Northeast Collaborative Architects

Julie Carmelich, Historian, Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office

David Goslin, AIA, Crosskey Architects

Thomas Manning, AIA, Russell and Dawson Architecture

Patrick McKenna, Senior Project Manager, Community Solutions

Patrick McMahon, CEP, Connecticut Main Street Center (moderator)

Karin Patriquin, AIA, LEED AP, Patriquin Architects

Dan Stevens, AICP, Camoin 310

Stacey Vairo, Historian, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

The conference will be held September 12 and 13 at the Mohegan Sun Earth Expo & Convention Center in Uncasville.

For session information and registration, visit the AIA CT website.