AIA SF Historic Resources Committee: Today’s Solutions to Yesterday’s Problems




The presentation will focus on case studies of three prominent historic projects: Washington National Cathedral, Salk Institute, and John Anson Ford Theatre. We will discuss the context, concern, and solution relating to the post-earthquake assessment of the Washington National Cathedral, the teak window restoration of the Salk institute, and the conservation of the concrete stage towers at John Anson Ford Theatre.


Jacqueline Devereaux



Ann Harrer




Learning Objectives:


  1. Identify unique challenges that occur on historic preservation projects..
  2. Identify common facade assessment concerns and techniques.
  3. Conservation techniques and considerations for teak window restoration.
  4. Understand the importance of samples and trial repairs with respect to historic preservation.

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