Events

Tools for Saving Places: Historic Preservation Seminars this August on Kauai, Maui, Hawaii Island & Oahu

  Join Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and National Park Service for a free seminar that will provide training on the tools and techniques available for community members to save historic places. The full day seminars will help the public identify opportunities and rights to participate in historic preservation regulatory processes and share other means and tools for effective advocacy to save and preserve historic properties and cultural sites. ATTENDEES WILL LEARN: Definitions and purpose of historic preservation. Definitions and criteria used to identify historic properties. Which major Federal, State and Local laws and ordinances address historic preservation. Opportunities, rights and responsibilities for public participation in the preservation processes. Additional methods, activities and practices to achieve preservation outcomes. Presenters: Kiersten Faulkner, Executive Director, Historic Hawaii Foundation; guest presenters, Elaine  Jackson-Retondo, National Park Service and Stanton Enomoto, Department of the Interior. Dr. Elaine Jackson-Retondo, Pacific West History Program Manager in the National Park Service Pacific West Regional Office, earned her Doctorate in Architectural History and Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. She has worked in the National Park Service since 2002. Jackson-Retondo’s current and past work has included the National Park Service’s American Latino Heritage Initiative, Asian American Pacific Islander Initiative, Japanese American confinement during World War II, Cesar Chavez and the Farm-worker Movement, the National Park Service’s Mission 66 Program, and 19th century carceral institutional landscapes. Stanton Enomoto, Department of the Interior Senior Program Director for Native Hawaiians, received his bachelor’s degree in Geology and Environmental Studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was raised on [...]

2017-05-15T09:27:16+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Events, Featured A|

Sustaining Places: Historic Preservation Summer Series 2017

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the Chinatown Improvement District are pleased to announce the historic preservation summer series for 2017. The 3-part series provides information about methods, techniques and resources to preserve historic commercial buildings. The seminars provide practical, specific information on maintaining and rehabilitating historic structures, helping them to continue to provide benefits to the owners, the historic district and the greater community. The series also educates policy makers about problems and concerns building owners face and potential solutions. The 2017 series will be held on the second Wednesday of the months of May, June and July from 12 – 1 p.m. at Lyon Associates, 45 No. King Street, 5th Floor. The one-hour classes are free and open to the public. May 10 Session: Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU. June 14 Session: Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES (HSW) LU. July 12 Session: Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES (HSW) LU. AIA Honolulu is the registered provider. The third session on Electrical Capacity & Upgrades is pending approval. Download Flier (PDF) Wednesday, MAY 10: Facades & Storefronts: Identifying & Protecting Your Building's Visual Presentation in a Cost Effective Way Presented by: Fung Associates, Inc. and Mason Architects, Inc. This session will provide an overview of historic building facades and fronts with visual examples while identifying what’s important on your building’s façade and why. The presenters will explain character defining features and note why it is important to maintain/restore them. The discussion will also include tips on how to protect/restore unique features in a cost effective way via identifying small, feasible projects and designing and implementing an action plan of step by step small preservation projects. Opportunities for funding support will also be broached. Wednesday, [...]

2017-05-26T09:20:09+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Events, Featured A|