Bankable Transformation: Liberty Trust Hotel

The seven-story, Classical Revival-style bank in Roanoke, Virginia opened in 1910 as home to First National Bank. Today, the interiors of the Liberty Trust Building — which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Virginia Historic Landmark — have been transformed by Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) into Roanoke’s newest boutique hotel.

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Building the Future by Preserving the Past: The Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

Designed in 1911 and built in 1912, the historic Royster Building was originally constructed as the headquarters for the F.S. Royster Fertilizer Company. The 15-story Classical-Revival structure was predominantly used as an office building, and most recently served as the headquarters for the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority until its reimagining as an intellectually curious boutique hotel — Glass Light Hotel & Gallery. The adjacent building was built in 1900 and was used for many purposes, including a department store, movie theatre, and, most recently, offices for the City of Norfolk. It now eloquently displays rotating exhibits of exquisite glass art from local and internationally renowned artists.

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Embodied Carbon and Adaptive Use

In a continuation of COTE’s Embodied Carbon 101 series, Virginia’s Historic Resources Committee presents “Embodied Carbon and Adaptive Use.”

Existing buildings represent significant investments in energy and resources, so it stands to reason that one of the best ways of reducing embodied carbon is to adapt and reuse them. Discover strategies for maximizing the potential of the already embodied carbon in existing building stock.

Earn 1.0 AIA LU|HSW

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Fundamentals of Historic Brick & Mortar

Hear an overview of key characteristics of historic brick and mortar and the importance of using compatible materials in restoration. A panel discussion with a series of experts in the field will follow.

Earn 1.5 AIA LU|HSW

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Preservation Academy: Hiring a Consultant

The final installment in this year’s Preservation Academy series focuses on the various types of preservation consultants, including archaeological firms, architectural historians, environmental companies, planning and design firms, cultural research companies and other preservation-related consultants. The webinar will also discuss how to find and hire consultants, and tips on finding funding for consultants. Speakers include Blake McDonald, Virginia Department of Historic Resources; and David McCormack, President of Waukeshaw Development. Susan Reed, Senior Associate and Director of Historic Preservation Studio, Glave and Holmes, will be the moderator.

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Preservation Academy: Researching a Historic Site

This workshop will be an introduction to various online and physical, primary and secondary research sources, including census records, property records, wills, probate records, maps, photographs and genealogical sources, and underutilized and atypical research sources which can help research historic sites in underrepresented communities. Speakers include Maral Kalbian, Architectural Historian, Maral Kalbian, LLC; Dr. Angelita Reyes, Professor, Arizona State University; and John Salmon, Historian, Editor and Archivist.  The workshop will be moderated by Karice Luck-Brimmer, Community Initiatives Associate, Virginia Humanities and Board Member of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

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Preservation Academy: Understanding Historic Registers

Preservation Virginia and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources are offering a series of virtual, educational workshops on the fundamentals of historic preservation. The Virginia Preservation Academy will feature live lectures from preservation professionals of varying backgrounds, with direct interaction between participants and panelists.

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