HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION MEMBERS WORKSHOP

Mark your calendar for June 7-9, 2017, for Preservation Future Tense: Oklahoma’s 29th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference. The program features plenary sessions, workshops, concurrent tracks of sessions, and special events. One of the workshops is designed for historic preservation commission members.

The Future of Your Community’s Heritage: Historic Preservation Commission Members Workshop on Authority, Ethics, Designation, and Design Review will be presented on Friday, June 9 (8:30am-11:45am). Historic preservation commissions across Oklahoma and the nation face similar challenges in the appropriate enforcement of their local preservation ordinances, and James K. Reap, workshop instructor, will discuss these issues and how to address them.

James is an attorney who specializes in heritage conservation.  He is Professor and Graduate Coordinator of the Master of Historic Preservation Program at the University of Georgia.  He has served as chair of preservation commissions in the City of Decatur and DeKalb County and as vice chair in Athens, Georgia.  He is a founding member of both the Georgia Alliance and National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, and is a former board member of both organizations.  He currently serves on the boards of the International Council on Monuments and Sites and is a past board member of the Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation.  In 2016, he was appointed by President Obama to the State Department’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee.

Full conference program and registration information will be available in late April.  Follow conference developments at:

http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/conference.htm

http://www.facebook.com/okshpo; http://www.twitter.com/okshpo

http://www.okpreservationconference.wordpress.com

If you may have questions, contact Melvena Heisch, Deputy SHPO (405/522-4484 or mheisch@okhistory.org).

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION MEMBERS WORKSHOP

SCHOLARSHIPS TO ATTEND 2017 STATEWIDE PRESERVATION CONFERENCE NOW AVAILABLE

The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for Oklahoma college and university students to attend Preservation Future Tense:  Oklahoma’s 29th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference. It will be held June 7-9, 2017, in downtown Oklahoma City (full registration and program details available in late April).

 

A qualified applicant is someone enrolling as a full-time student (undergraduate or graduate) for the Summer and/or Fall 2017 semester(s) in any Oklahoma college or university and who is pursuing a degree in history, architecture, landscape architecture, architectural history, art history, anthropology, archeology, interior design, planning, geography, law or other field closely related to historic preservation. Applications must be received by the deadline indicated below to be considered.

 

Twenty (20) scholarships are available on a first-come basis to those who qualify. The scholarship covers the conference registration fee, and the application deadline is 5:00pm, Friday, May 5. For details and an application form contact Melvena Heisch, Deputy SHPO, at 405/522-4484 or mheisch@okhistory.org, or visit the SHPO’s website at http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/conferencedetails.htm

And http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/spevents.htm.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS TO ATTEND 2017 STATEWIDE PRESERVATION CONFERENCE NOW AVAILABLE

Opportunity for Design Professionals and Planners

Preservation Future Tense: Oklahoma’s 29th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference will be held June 7-9, 2017, in downtown Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office and its cosponsors offer a special opportunity to design professionals and planners who attend the conference. As in previous years, design professionals will earn HSW hours needed to fulfill requirements of the State of Oklahoma’s Board of Governors of Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers. New this year, planners will earn AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) Certification Maintenance credits.

The conference program features plenary sessions, workshops, three concurrent tracks of sessions, and special events and tours. Plenary speakers include Carol Shull, Keeper of the National Register (retired); Mick Cornett, Mayor, City of Oklahoma City and President, U. S. Conference of Mayors (invited); and James Lindberg, Director, Preservation Green Lab, National Trust for Historic Preservation.   

Half-day workshops include Architectural/Historic Resources Survey: A Mobile Workshop, presented by State Historic Preservation Office staff, and Historic Preservation Commissions: Authority, Ethics, Designation, and Design Review, conducted by James K. Reap, Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Master of Historic Preservation Program, University of Georgia.

Concurrent sessions include: TRACK A: Beyond Preservation50, focusing on the challenges and opportunities for historic preservation in the decades ahead; TRACK B: Trending in Preservation, highlighting new technology, techniques, and programs that improve the preservation of our heritage; and TRACK C: Preservation Fundamentals, featuring the National Register of Historic Places, the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, and more.

Special events include the opening reception; many tour options (such as a hard-hat tour of the Oklahoma State Capitol rehabilitation project); Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.’s annual meeting and luncheon; and the State Historic Preservation Office’s annual awards banquet.

Conference cosponsors include Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office; Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Oklahoma Main Street Center; Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.; American Institute of Architects, Central Oklahoma Chapter; American Planning Association, Oklahoma Chapter; City of Oklahoma City; Civic Center Music Hall; Downtown OKC, Inc.; Okie Mod Squad; Oklahoma Arts Council; Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture; Stockyards City Main Street; and Urban Land Institute Oklahoma.

Full conference program and registration information will be available in late April. Follow conference developments at: http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/conference.htm; http://www.facebook.com/okshpo; http://www.twitter.com/okshpo; and http://www.okpreservationconference.wordpress.com.
To qualify for their respective continuing education hours, design professionals and planners will simply register for the conference, and there is no additional fee. Instructions about documenting and reporting attendance will be provided at the conference. For further information, contact Melvena Heisch at 405/522-4484 or mheisch@okhistory.org.

Opportunity for Design Professionals and Planners

2017 STATEWIDE PRESERVATION CONFERENCE IN OKLAHOMA CITY

Save the dates, June 7-9, 2017, for Preservation Future Tense: Oklahoma’s 29th Annual

Statewide Preservation Conference. Join your colleagues to discuss the future of historic preservation statewide and to keep current on the fundamentals for identifying and protecting the heritage of all Oklahomans. The program features plenary sessions, workshops, concurrent tracks of sessions, and special events.

 

The first plenary session features Carol Shull, Keeper of the National Register (retired), who will talk about the impacts of the National Historic Preservation Act on heritage preservation and community revitalization nationwide and Mick Cornett, Mayor, City of Oklahoma City and President, U. S. Conference of Mayors (invited), who will discuss the role of historic preservation in Oklahoma City’s renaissance. The second plenary session highlights the environmental benefits of historic preservation, and the speaker will be James Lindberg, Director, Preservation Green Lab, National Trust for Historic Preservation.   

 

Half-day workshops take place on Thursday and Friday mornings.  Workshop #1:  Architectural/Historic Resources Survey: A Mobile Workshop, presented by State Historic Preservation Office staff, teaches participants basic survey techniques including the use of the SHPO’s standard survey form and tips for photographic documentation. Workshop #2: Historic Preservation Commissions: Authority, Ethics, Designation, and Design Review will be conducted by James K. Reap, Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Master of Historic Preservation Program, University of Georgia.

 

The concurrent tracks of sessions feature dozens of Oklahoma preservationists and special guest speakers, and include: TRACK A: Beyond Preservation50 focusing on the challenges and opportunities for historic preservation in the decades ahead; TRACK B: Trending in Preservation, highlighting new technology, techniques, and programs that improve the preservation of our heritage; and TRACK C: Preservation Fundamentals, featuring the National Register of Historic Places, the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, and more.

Special events include the opening reception; many tour options (such as a hard-hat tour of the Oklahoma State Capitol rehabilitation project); Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.’s annual meeting and luncheon; and the State Historic Preservation Office’s annual awards banquet.

Conference cosponsors include Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office; Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Oklahoma Main Street Center; Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.; American Institute of Architects, Central Oklahoma Chapter; American Planning Association, Oklahoma Chapter; City of Oklahoma City; Civic Center Music Hall; Downtown OKC, Inc.; Okie Mod Squad; Oklahoma Arts Council; Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture; Stockyards City Main Street; and Urban Land Institute Oklahoma.

 

Full conference program and registration information will be available in late April.  Follow conference developments at http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/conference.htm;

and http://www.facebook.com/okshpo; http://www.twitter.com/okshpo.

 

If you may have questions, contact Melvena Heisch, Deputy SHPO (405/522-4484 or mheisch@okhistory.org) or David Pettyjohn, Executive Director, Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. (405/525-5325 or david@preservationok.org).

2017 STATEWIDE PRESERVATION CONFERENCE IN OKLAHOMA CITY

2017 STATEWIDE PRESERVATION CONFERENCE IN OKLAHOMA CITY

Save the dates, June 7-9, 2017, for  Oklahoma’s 29th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference. 

Full conference program and registration information will be available in late April.  Follow conference developments at

http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/conference.htm;

http://www.facebook.com/okshpo; and http://www.twitter.com/okshpo.

 

2017 STATEWIDE PRESERVATION CONFERENCE IN OKLAHOMA CITY