Challenges and Opportunities in Contemporary Preservation Practice

Challenges and Opportunities in Contemporary Preservation Practice: An Alumni Symposium

9–9:15 a.m., 157 E. Sibley Hall

Introduction Cornell HPP Alumni in Practice

  • Jeffrey Chusid, associate professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, , Cornell University
  • James Glass, deputy state historic preservation officer, Department of Natural Resources


9:15–10:45 a.m., 157 E. Sibley Hall

Non-Profits and Cultural Institutions Face the Next Decade

  • Ted Alexander ’85, director, Preservation North Carolina Southwest Regional Office and Mayor of Shelby, North Carolina
  • Julee Johnson ’85, general manager, Historic Urban Plans
  • Trudi Sandmeier ’00, associate professor and director, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, University of Southern California
  • Moderator: Samantha Bosshart ’06 executive director, Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation


11 a.m.–12:10 p.m.

Lunch and a Conversation on the History of Historic Preservation Planning at Cornell, and the Future

  • John W. Reps ’47, professor emeritus, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
  • Michael Tomlan ’76, professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
  • Moderator: James Glass


12:20–2 p.m., Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

International Perspectives on Preservation and Conservation

  • Jeffrey Cody ’85, senior program officer, Getty Conservation Institute
  • Martha Demas ’90, senior project specialist, Getty Conservation Institute
  • Michael Tomlan
  • Moderator: Jeffrey Chusid


2:15–3:45 p.m., 157 E. Sibley Hall

Challenges in Rehabilitation and Adaptive Use

  • Carrie Barton ’09, preservation specialist/project manager, EHT Traceries, Inc.
  • Bonnie Wilkinson Mark ’85, associate, Delta Development Group, Inc.
  • James Warren ’86, manager, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program, New York State Historic Preservation Office
  • Moderator: Trudi Sandmeier


4–5 p.m., 157 E. Sibley Hall

The Future of SHPOs and Statewide Non-Profits

  • James Glass ’84
  • Andrea Tingey ’92, principal, Historic Preservation Specialist, New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office
  • Tania Werbizky ’92, Western New York regional director, Technical and Grant Programs, Preservation League of New York
  • Moderator: Jonathon Rusch ’12, president, Preservation Studies Student Organization, Cornell University