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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Cafe Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy, Houston, TX

    Join AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series

    Thursday 28 February

    Speaker: Dwayne Jones, Executive Director at Galveston Historical Foundation

    Title: “Faculty of Locomotion”: Historical Precedents to Coastal Resiliency



    Dwayne is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio in history and Asian studies.  He holds a master’s in urban and regional planning and historic preservation from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Jones is Executive Director of Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) (2006-present) one of the nation’s largest local preservation non-profits.  GHF owns or manages eighteen historic properties, including several historic vessels, as well as manages museums and community preservation programs. 

    Following Hurricane Ike in 2008, GHF formed the Center for Coastal Heritage to address preservation issues and techniques unique to historic coastal communities.  In 2018, Mr. Jones served on the Harvey Arts Recovery Fund with representatives of arts and cultural leaders from the Galveston-Houston region to address responses to individuals and organizations affected by the storm.

    From 2000 to 2006, he served as Executive Director of Preservation Dallas, the local non-profit preservation organization for Dallas.  Dwayne earned membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).  Prior to his work in non-profits, he directed the National Register and Certified Local Government federal programs at the Texas Historical Commission where he worked for twelve years and directed the Main Street revitalization program in Wharton, Texas, in 1986-87.

    Registration and additional information can be found here:

    • Thursday, March 21, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Cafe Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy, Houston, TX

    Join AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series

    Thursday 21 March

    Speaker: Shanon Shea Miller, AICP, City of San Antonio’s Historic Preservation Officer and Director of the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP)  

    Title: Beyond Design Review: Education and Outreach for Historic Preservation


    Shanon Shea Miller, AICP, became the City of San Antonio’s Historic Preservation Officer and Director of the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) in November 2008. Under Shanon’s leadership, OHP implements an award winning program that includes extensive education and outreach, technical training, a comprehensive designation initiative, design and development review, and the City’s Vacant Building Program. Shanon worked with a volunteer committee in 2012 to form the Power of Preservation (PoP) Foundation. PoP hosts the annual PROM fundraising event which raises funds for hands on programs of OHP such as S.T.A.R. (Students Together Achieving Revitalization), window restoration workshops, Rehabarama, and a learning lab for trades education. Ms. Miller was previously the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Franklin, Tennessee, where was involved in the designation of many new historic districts, the purchase and planning for the largest battlefield reclamation in the US, the purchase and rehabilitation of a 200-acre, National Register horse farm to be opened as a City park, the design of a comprehensive heritage tourism way finding system, and the implementation of the Civil War Trails Program.

    Registration and additional information can be found here:

    • Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Cafe Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy, Houston, TX

    Join AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series

    Speaker: William Dupont, FAIA, San Antonio Conservation Society Endowed Professor

    Title: Cultural Sustainability in Cuba, Lessons on Architectural Design from Museo Ernest Hemingway


    William Dupont, FAIA, San Antonio Conservation Society Endowed Professor, directs the Center for Cultural Sustainability at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The research center considers the heritage of people as a core element of a sustainable future. Projects have evaluated conditions and reuse of historic buildings; produced feasibility plans to save intangible heritage; provided conservation training for mid-career professionals; supported city leaders and community groups grappling with development and growth issues in heritage zones; and set conservation objectives for internationally significant cultural resources. Bill established the UTSA Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation in 2009, and he teaches architectural design studios and graduate seminars in historic preservation. He has led a U.S. technical team supporting Cuban preservation efforts at Museo Ernest Hemingway in Havana since 2005. Previous to joining the faculty at UTSA he was Chief Architect at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC.

    Registration and additional information can be found here:

    • Thursday, May 30, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Cafe Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy, Houston, TX

    Join AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series

    Title: Concrete and Steel: Reimagining the Modern

    Speaker: Michael Kubo, PhD


    Michael Kubo is Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Architectural History and Theory at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston. He was previously the Wyeth Fellow at the Center For Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and associate curator for OfficeUS, the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 International Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy. His recent publications on the history and preservation of twentieth-century architecture and urbanism include Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston (2015), OfficeUS Atlas (2015), and the forthcoming Imagining the Modern: Architecture and Urbanism in the Pittsburgh Renaissance (2019). He is currently preparing a book on The Architects Collaborative and the authorship of the architectural corporation after 1945.

    Kubo holds a Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His writing has appeared in publications including the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architectural Education, Harvard Design Magazine, Bauhaus Magazine, Architects Newspaper, PRAXIS, MAS Context, CLOG, and Volume. Prior to joining the University of Houston, Kubo taught studios and seminars at Pratt Institute, the University of Texas at Austin, and SUNY Buffalo, where he was the Peter Reyner Banham Fellow for 2008–09.

    Registration and additional information can be found here:

Past events

Friday, February 15, 2019 20th Annual CHC Historic Preservation Symposium and 2019 APT Texas Chapter Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series w/David Bucek
Saturday, November 10, 2018 Architectural Conservation of Vernacular Historic Resources in Texas
Thursday, November 01, 2018 Market Square Park Walking Tour (with Architect Kerry Goelzer)
Friday, October 26, 2018 Texas Archeological Society 2018 Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Power of Preservation PROMenade 2018
Saturday, October 06, 2018 Students Together Achieving Revitalization (S.T.A.R.)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 Historic Homeowner Fair
Friday, September 07, 2018 Restored By Light
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 2nd Annual Living Heritage Symposium
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 AIAH HRC & APTTX Joint Happy Hour
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Annual Student Historic Preservation Association Mixer 2018
Saturday, April 07, 2018 REHABARAMA
Sunday, March 11, 2018 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon with APT Texas at the Austin History Center
Monday, February 19, 2018 APT/AIA HRC Happy Hour
Friday, February 16, 2018 19th Annual CHC Historic Preservation Symposium and 2018 APT Texas Chapter Annual Meeting
Sunday, September 24, 2017 Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Training
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 St. Jude Chapel Mural Restoration Tour and Happy Hour
Friday, September 08, 2017 Restored By Light
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 Living Heritage Symposium
Saturday, August 26, 2017 San Antonio Historic Homeowner Fair
Friday, August 18, 2017 Wood Window Workshop and Certification Course
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Galveston Hurricane Tour
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Houston Region and AIA Houston's Historic Resources Committee Happy Hour
Thursday, April 27, 2017 InTown Outing to Casci Plaster Studio
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Preservation Professionals Mixer 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Mesa to Mountain: Preservation in the American West
Friday, March 03, 2017 18th Annual CHC Symposium and 2017 APT Texas Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Austin Region Happy Hour Meet & Greet
Sunday, October 30, 2016 APT Annual Conference
Friday, February 26, 2016 2016 CHC Symposium and APT Texas Meeting
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