Economic & Sustainable Benefits of Saving Historic Spaces

This seminar will showcase the benefits of saving historic buildings from an economic, sustainable and wellness standpoint and as a means to involve and empower the community to achieve successful results for all stakeholders. From five case studies, participants will take away specific strategies and technical advice to extend the physical AND functional life of a historic building addition/renovation, breathing new life to the building in service the community. Input from the community can completely change the direction of a project and set the tone for the community's major investment while preventing a project from going in directions that will prove less cost effective. This seminar highlights multiple approaches to working with communities in order to maximize the wellness design and extend the purposeful life of the building. By working with the community, teams can anticipate challenges and uncover creative solutions that in the end produce a more intuitive design that can lead to less costs, better health and a happier community. Participants in this seminar will gain an understanding of how working with the community improves the quality of a design, saves the important historic fabric, while providing a brighter connection between the past and future.

Erin Holdenried, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, SEED

Director of Sustainability & Senior Architect

BELL Architects

Erin Holdenried, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, SEED serves as Senior Architect and Director of Sustainability Architect at BELL Architects, with specialty in sustainable design. With 20 years’ experience in the field and over 50 LEED certified projects, Erin guides multi-disciplinary teams, developers, and government agencies through sustainable design and implementation for local and international projects, from planning through construction. Speaking Engagements: 2014 SAME Hampton Roads, 2023 AIA Design DC. University of Texas at Austin, M Arch. Washington University in St Louis, BS Architecture.

Scott Knight, LEED AP

Senior Associate & Historic Preservation Specialist

BELL Architects

Scott Knight, LEED AP has over 30 years of experience in the field of historic preservation and working closely with community organizations. His significant projects: Department of Commerce, Mission Tile Roof replacement; Naval Academy Chapel Building Enclosure Rehabilitation in Annapolis, Maryland, the tax credit project for the Hill Center in Southeast D.C.; various historic theaters, UDC green roof, preservation consultation for Homeland Security, and the Darby Store Relocation and Rehabilitation in Montgomery County. Prior Speaking Engagements: Multiple Presentations: NCPC, CFA, SHPO, NPS, 2022 APTDC Symposium, and 2023 AIA Design DC. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from Savanah College of Art Design, 1995.

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