On October 27 and 28, 2011, The Carpenters’ Company will present an expanded Master Builder Dialogues event, Preserving America, in collaboration with the National Park Service.
Preserving America is geared toward architects, engineers, builders and others with a professional passion for historic preservation. The event will allow attendees to become familiar — through actual examples and site visits to world renowned iconic buildings in Philadelphia — with preservation issues, best practices and methodologies that can be used in sites throughout the United States and abroad. Each of the sites and discussions present different lessons in preservation, including adaptive reuse, historic preservation decision making and construction and engineering problem solving.
Attendees will have a unique opportunity to participate in presentations on icons of American history, historic preservation and architectural significance such as Independence Hall, Christ Church, the Statue of Liberty and the PSFS building by world renowned practitioners Robert Silman, John Milner, Nick Gianopulos, John Robbins and Art Jones to name a few.
The event will convene at the American Philosophical Society, 105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA, with site visits on location.
For registration, sponsorship opportunities and more detailed information on the event, please visit http://www.carpentershall.org/events/masterbuilder2011.htm
About the Carpenters’ Company
Some 150 men and women, all of them prominent architects, building contractors or structural engineers, carry on the 300-year tradition of the Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia — giving form to the future. From the 18th-century members who erected Independence Hall, Christ Church and Carpenters’ Hall to the members of today, innovation in design and technical achievement have contributed to their pre-eminent reputation.