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Elevating Women Leaders in Preservation to Create Change

By Carolyn Kiernat It may seem contradictory, at least at first, but a change is afoot in historic preservation. Surely, preserving traditional influences is important to historic preservation, but with more women leading successful organizations and major initiatives dedicated to...

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Paul R. Williams-Designed Mosaic Realized at UCLA 60 Years Later

By Lois Lee Pioneering Black architect Paul Revere Williams, FAIA (1894-1980), is finally receiving well-deserved, national recognition 40 years after his death. Williams’ extensive portfolio transcends the racial boundaries of the architecture profession during his time , and his story...

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Moynihan Train Hall: A Conversation with Colin Koop of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Editor's Note: For more on Moynihan Train Hall and its part in the legacy of Pennsylvania Station, read a Q&A between Tom Mayes and Holly Leicht on SavingPlaces.org. A project decades in the making, the new Moynihan Train Hall opened to Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road passengers in...

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Building Tomorrow’s Heritage: Making Places For All, By All

By: Michael W. Mehaffy and Nikos A. Salingaros Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final essay in a series about recent lessons from the sciences for historic preservation and compatible new development. The authors—an urban researcher and philosopher, and a mathematician/physicist—...

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Building Tomorrow’s Heritage: Correcting “Architectural Myopia”

By Michael W. Mehaffy and Nikos A. Salingaros This is the third post in a series about recent lessons from the sciences for historic preservation and compatible new development. The authors—a physicist and mathematician, and an urban researcher and philosopher—explore emerging scientific...

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Art or Awful: The Conservation of Graffiti

By Stephanie M. Hoagland Cities such as Los Angeles are spending almost $7 million a year on graffiti removal. At the same time, graffiti artist Banksy’s piece, “Keeping it Spotless,” sold at Sotheby's for almost $1.9 million. In London walking tours showcase the city’s graffiti, and...

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From Dilapidated to Delectable: How the Passion for Pie Created a District

By Chris Aronson and Mary Gilliland On the morning before Halloween 2015, two architects from Vaught Frye Larson Aronson Architects (VFLA) stood in an abandoned building in Fort Collins, Colorado. Appropriate to the holiday, the cob-webbed interior was cold and musty; it smelled like decay...

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