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Education Sessions

Our Education Sessions covered a variety of topics from preservation experts in our community. Some sessions are accredited for continuing education credits by the American Institute of Architects (AIA)  and American Planning Association (APA).  Sessions were held at Fort Douglas, in the Officer's Club, Honors College Center, and Commander's House.






Session Descriptions and Handouts


Registration for four sessions was included in the All-In-One registration at $125 in advance and $150 at the door, or you could register for individual sessions for $15 in advance or $20 each at the door.  Registration for individual sessions was per session and not any specific session.  Click here download our registration brochure.   Membership in Utah Heritage Foundation was strongly encouraged with your conference registration.  Your basic membership helps UHF provide our award-winning, quality programming like this conference and homes tour for reasonable prices, as well as giving free year-round tours and education programs for children.  All registrants checked-in at the Officer's Club previous to attending their session.  There was a free light breakfast available at 8:30 in the Officer's Club.  Those wishing to attend the Heritage Awards luncheon were required to purchase a ticket.


Conference attendees could park behind the Officer's Club for free.  Click here for a map to the Officer's Club.


We also encouraged attendees to take Trax to the Fort Douglas stop and walk across the George S. Eccles 2002 Olympic Legacy Bridge to the Officer's Club.


The Peery Hotel, a member of the Historic Hotels of America, provided us with a special rate of $109 per night for conference attendees. Reaching conference events at the City Library and Fort Douglas is easy from The Peery Hotel as you are one block from a Trax light rail stop. If you would like to make a reservation, call 1-800 331-0073 or book online at www.peeryhotel.com.


Volunteers at Utah Preservation Conference received free admission to all sessions.  For details on volunteer opportunities, contact Utah Heritage Foundation's Volunteer Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 801 533-0858 extension 104.

Education Session Schedule

May 1

9 AM to 10:15 AM

Rehab it Right! Repairing Your Historic Stucco

This session discussed practical repair techniques for historic stucco on the exterior of your building and both minor and major repairs on plaster surfaces on the interior.

Presenter: Jim and Ryan Sorensen, Jim Sorensen Plastering, Stucco and Dryvit

This session qualifies for AIA continuing education credits.

Selling Preservation to Non-Preservationists

Do you consider yourself a preservationist? Well if you've ever found yourself feeling small with the big challenge of convincing someone that choosing historic preservation is right, then you are one. Remembering the key points to valuable discussion and finding new ways to approach preservation challenges and challenging people will help you stay positive in your next opportunity to make a convert.

Presenters: Peter Goss, Professor, University of Utah College of Architecture+Planning

Allen Roberts, Principal, Cooper Roberts Simonsen Associates

Rob White, former Utah Heritage Foundation Executive Director and long-time preservation advocate

Legal Tools for Preservation

Understand the differences and range of legal tools available for historic preservation in your community. Learn the laws important in historic preservation including the National Historic Preservation Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and Section 4(f) of the Dept. of Transportation Act and how preservationists can identify, implement, and use these tools to preserve historic places in association with their preservation partners.


Presenter: Amy Cole, Senior Program Officer and Attorney, National Trust for Historic Preservation Mountain/Plains Regional Office

Ms. Coles' Powerpoint presentation

This session qualifies for both AIA and APA continuing education credits.

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

Rehab it Right! Do's and Don'ts of Chimney Restoration

This workshop explored the various parts and functions of historic residential chimneys from the ash clean out in the firebox floor to where the smoke exits the chimney top.


Presenter: John Lambert, Founder/President, Abstract Masonry Restoration

This session qualifies for AIA continuing education credits.

Back To Basics: Where to Start with Fundraising

Don't just sit around wondering where to begin your next project, how your campaign strategy should work, or how to build your case! This presentation helped preservationists focus on simple fundraising techniques designed to raise major funds with minimal costs. Several strategies were given for successful fundraising with a focus on major gifts.


Presenters: Dave Jones and Phyllis Hockett, Principals, Pathway Associates, LLC.

Mr. Jones and Ms. Hockett's PowerPoint presentation

Balancing Business, Development, & Preservation

Preservation is not black and white when it comes to zoning, parking, adaptive use, and rehabilitation. In fact, there is incredible flexibility in historic districts to meet the demands of changing environments in business districts across the state.  Attendees saw case studies that balance practical business interests with historic preservation through the utilization of specific examples in Salt Lake City, St. George and Manti.

Presenters: Shannon Miller, Chair, Manti Historic Preservation Commission
Ms. Miller's PowerPoint presentation and  handout
Bob Nicholson, Community Development Director, City of Saint George
Mr. Nicholson's PowerPoint presentation
Lex Traughber, Salt Lake City Planning Division
Mr. Traughber's PowerPoint presentation

This session qualifies for APA continuing education credits.

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Rehab it Right! Woodwork: Inside and Out

Session presenter, Chris Bodily helped you think outside the box while making repairs to the woodwork on your historic house, both inside and out.


Presenter: Chris Bodily, Contractor

This session qualifies for AIA continuing education credits.

Promoting Your Town using Heritage Tourism

Experience how three communities have integrated their area's historic environment into tourism efforts, appealing to visitors near and far. Learn how they used a diverse range of promotional tools such as folklorists, federal grants, and Google Maps mashups to accomplish reaching different audiences. Knowing more about your affordable and doable options will lead to your next idea on how to promote your town.

Presenters: Wilson Martin, State Historic Preservation Officer, Utah State History

Lisa Duskin-Goede, Heritage Specialist, Bear River Heritage Area

Matthew Taylor, Planner, Provo City

Simple Steps to Build Support for Advocacy

Successfully saving a building may start with knowing its history and architecture, but building your case for support may seem overwhelming sometimes. Two case studies, Farmington's movement to build community-wide support and the No Villa Expansion effort by the East Waterloo Subdivision of the Liberty Wells Neighborhood, guided us through the thought process of preservationists that have been successful and give you their guidance.

Presenters: Jeff Bair, No Villa Expansion
Mr. Bair's presentation
Alysa Revell, Farmington Historic Preservation Commission

3 PM to 4:15 PM

Rehab it Right! How to Make Your Old House More Energy Efficient

Short seminar on energy use, energy efficiencies and how to modify an older home and/or homeowner's habits to conserve energy. Can an old dog learn new tricks?
Presenter: David Richardson, AIA, Capitol Hill Construction

This session qualifies for AIA continuing education credits.

Modernism's Reality: Documenting, Owning & Protecting Modern Buildings

Modern architecture has new challenges and opportunities. Mass produced materials allowed exciting new forms that may represent challenges for an owner. A single building from the 1960s can play a significant role in a community, but its architecture is underappreciated. Answers were provided about how these new historic buildings fit with the future of historic preservation in Utah.
Presenter: Susan Rugh, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University Department of History
Robin Ziegler, Historic Preservation Planner, Salt Lake City Planning Office
Ms. Ziegler's handout
Pete Ashdown, XMission

This session qualifies for APA continuing education credits.

Engaging Youth in Preservation

It is vital that we teach children the importance of preserving our local architecture and that they know the role it plays in making history and well as its role in their daily lives. Whether it is the house they live in, their local Main Street, or a big city we must engage children in preservation in ways that appeal to them.
Presenter: Sheri Sohm, Salt Lake City School District
Judith McConkie, Capitol Preservation Board

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