We are so excited to highlight a couple of our amazing regional directors! Kerry is an architect and founder of Kerry Goelzer Associates, an architectural firm focused on historic building renovations, adaptive reuse and rejuvenating urban parks. Olivia is a Preservation Architect for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, located in Houston. Read their full bios on our page!
The Houston/Galveston Region of APT Texas has had success in partnering with other Houston-area preservation organizations and are doing so again for the AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Winter/Spring Speaker Series for 2021. This series is a virtual continuation of the postponed Spring 2020 speakers. The goal of the series is to increase the visibility of historic preservation and adaptive reuse in our region, as well as to promote exceptional projects, lessons learned, and innovative strategies. In previous years we were hosted by Café Brasil in Houston and attendees enjoyed a beverage and conversation before the talk, and although we are sad to be apart, we are pleased that this format will allow the lecture to be viewed by anyone across the state and country. We hope you all will attend virtually by bringing along your own warm or cold beverage of choice and finding a cozy spot to settle in and watch on your device.
The series kicks off on Thursday January 21st at noon with a talk by Miriam Kelly, AIA, Principal at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects in New York City. She will be discussing her firm’s design of the transformation of the TWA Flight Center at New York’s JFK airport into the TWA Hotel. The next talk will be by APT Texas’s very own Fran Gale on her “Adventures in Preservation”, and will be on Thursday February 18th at 6pm Central. Please see the APT Texas website for future dates as well as a discount code for APT members to receive the AIA member price for each lecture!