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Education Sessions

2010pcweb6201Our Education Sessions covered a variety of topics from preservation experts in our community.   Whether you need basic preservation training, ideas on how to fix your historic windows, or network with other communities about what has worked, our sessions are for you!  Sessions were held May 12, from 9 AM to 4:15 PM at the Salt Lake Masonic Temple at 650 East South Temple in Salt Lake City.   Read on for more information, including PowerPoints from some presenters.


Session Schedule and Titles





Advance registration ran through May 12 at 12 Noon, giving you the option of getting all four education sessions with All-In-One registration for $100, or choosing any number of individual sessions for $15 per session.  For those CLG representatives using the code, they must enter it one registration at a time.  Following May 12, registration was available at the door on May 13, with All-In-One registration $130 and individual education sessions $20.  All-In-One registration also included admission to Breakfast and Brainstorming,  Heritage Awards Luncheon, and one Historic Homes Tour ticket.  Registration for individual sessions was per session time and not for any specific session topic.   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 must check in at the Masonic Temple previous to attending their session.

Education Session Schedule and Titles

Heritage_Foundation_012webAll sessions will take place inside the Masonic Temple.  A tentative list of session titles, times and room locations is posted below; descriptions and presenter information is forthcoming.  Call (801) 533-0858 extension 107 for additional details on any session. 

9 AM to 10:15 AM

Rehab It Right! Making the Most Out of Your Historic Windows

Historic wood windows can present a challenge for even the savviest historic homeowner. Come learn some of the myths about keeping and restoring these historic windows and learn what action you can take right now to make them more functional and more energy efficient.

Presenter: Steven Cornell, Principal, CRSA
Carl Leith, Senior Planner, Salt Lake City Planning Division    Download Carl's presentation. (2.71 Mb)
Men's Lounge

Power of Place: Learn, Pray, Save

Historically, among the first community-oriented buildings to be constructed are churches and schools. Recently you can count them among the most endangered building types in Utah communities as well. While many agree on their architectural merits, what is the key to their programmatic success that makes these building types financially feasible for an economic use? Case studies for the Draper Park School, Granite High School, and Provo Tabernacle will be shared, examined, and discussed.

Presenters: Sharen Hauri, ASLA, AICP, Urban Design Manager, South Salt Lake City    Download Sharen's presentation. (3.75 Mb)
Craig Paulsen, Owner, Paulsen Construction    Download Craig's presentation. (959.29 Kb)
Rob Perry, Chair, Draper Historic Preservation Commission    Download Rob and Katie's presentation. (2.90 Mb)
Katie Shell, Preservationist; Owner, The Corner Station, Fairview
Colonial Room

Certified Local Goverments 101

This session will highlight the programs and resources available to CLGs, including National Register, Survey, Section 106, where to get technical assistance, tax credits, and grant management. Bring your question, we have answers.

Presenters: Cory Jensen, Architectural Historian, National Register, Utah State Historic Preservation Office
Christopher Hansen, Preservation Planner, Utah State Historic Preservation Office
Barbara Murphy, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, Utah State Historic Preservation Office
Nelson Knight, Tax Credit Program Coordinator, Utah State Historic Preservation Office
Debbie Dahl, Grants Manager, Utah State Historic Preservation Office
Egyptian Room

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

Rehab It Right! Saving Energy: The Sum of the Parts

Have you ever wanted to make your historic home more energy efficient? A home Energy Assessment is more in depth than and "energy audit" and can help you interpret your house as a whole. Learn about the major components that cost, or save, you energy. See a home as a case study and discuss the process, findings and what actions can be taken to maintain the homes historic character and make it more energy efficient.

Presenters: Dennis Gray, Project Manager, Nexant    Download Dennis' presentation. (1.26 Mb)
Susan White, Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Utah Governor's Energy Advisor    Download Susan's presentation. (1.37 Mb)
David Richardson AIA, Owner, Capitol Hill Construction
Men's Lounge

Heritage_Foundation_058webHistoriCorp's Potential To Do More

HistoriCorps saves and sustains historic places for public benefit through partnerships that foster public involvement, engage volunteers and provide training and education.

Colorado Preservation started HistoriCorps in 2009 to teach students and volunteers preservation trades skills while saving historic places on and adjacent to public lands. What if it were used to rehab historic places throughout Utah in partnership with TBSI, AOGs, and volunteer organizations?

Presenters: Amy Cole, Senior Program Officer/Attorney, Mountains/Plains Regional Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation    Download Amy's presentation. (1.59 Mb)
Charmaine Thompson, Heritage Program Leader, Manti-LaSal National Forest    Download Charmaine's presentation. (2.92 Mb)
Scott L. Wyatt, President, Snow College
Clayton Fulton, Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund
Colonial Room

How to Make Section 106 Work for Your Community

This session will cover the basics of Section 106 and how it relates to the historic and archaeological resources in your community. We will highlight how this federal law works and how cities and counties can be involved in the decisions made by federal agencies which impact your historic and archaeological resources. If an adverse effect cannot be avoided, how can a community influence the mitigation provided by the federal agency.

Presenters:  Cory Jensen, Architectural Historian, National Register, Utah State Historic Preservation Office
Christopher Hansen, Preservation Planner, Utah State Historic Preservation Office
Elizabeth Giraud, Architectural Historian, Utah Department of Transportation
  Download the group's presentation. (993.46 Kb)
Egyptian Room

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Rehab It Right! All Things Considered

Houses are a composite of spaces, materials, systems, and visual delight that require integration and balance to fulfill their function and assure continued value. Tampering with, or fixing, one of the parts without knowing how it affects the adjacent parts can lead to greater issues than the one thought to be repaired. We suggest a "holistic" approach provided by an experienced General Contractor or skilled Architect, who can plan for long term preservation.

Presenters: Roger Durst, Architect, Elliott Workgroup
Men's Lounge

If These Walls Could Talk

This session will assist you in documenting a history building or landmark. We will give instruction on where to start your research and what information you will need to gather based on your ultimate goal, whether it is a listing in the National Register, to find the community context, or to have for personal use. For some buildings, the best source of history is the people who have lived it. An oral history is a great way to gather that information. This session will also be discussing the basic steps including permission, questions to ask yourself and the interviewee about the topic, and how to capture that information.

Presenters: Dr. Martha Bradley, Dean, Honors College, University of Utah
Anne Oliver, Principal, Oliver Conservation Group
Colonial Room

Business Planning For Your Preservation Project

Planning a preservation project as a business enterprise can significantly enhance the long-term viability of the project. A sound business plan can, among other things, facilitate funding and establish a stronger argument for preserving a building. In this session, we'll learn how to apply business planning principles to real-world preservation projects.

Presenter: Bim Oliver, Owner, Bim Oliver Consulting    Download Bim's presentation. (664.61 Kb)
Men's Lounge

3 PM to 4:15 PM

Rehab It Right! Love Thy Neighbor

Infill: It's all about mass and scale. As is the case with many developed communities across the country, Salt Lake City has a very limited amount of vacant ground for large residential subdivision tracts. Much of the new residential development within the city takes place in established neighborhoods. Learn how to preserve the character of your neighborhood with compatible infill design.

Presenter: Monte Still, Principal, Still Thorum Architecture    Download Monte's presentation. (1.42 Mb)
Men's Lounge

Power of Place: Put on Your Leisure Suit and Stay a While

Throughout Utah's history, people have found ways to relax and spend time with friends and family. They find ways to unwind and make life a little more exciting. Utah has a little bit of everything from Heritage Parks highlighting the state's natural beauty, to dance halls that keep us moving in the we hours of the morning, to amusement parks that highlight the changing technology. Come find out what makes these places so special and why they are worth preserving.

Presenters: Karen Krieger, Utah State Parks     Download Karen's presentation. (1.87 Mb)
Chadwick Greenhalgh, Local Historian    Download Chadwick's presentation. (3 mb)
Susan Crook, Central and Southern Utah Field Representative, Utah Heritage Foundation   Download Susan's presentation. (1.03 Mb)
Colonial Room

Heritage_Foundation_050webPower of Place: Ogden High School and the Continuation of Historic Craft

The session will focus on the architectural, cultural, and economic impact of Ogden High School in 1936 and at present. The session will focus on the space, architects, craftsmen, and contractors responsible for its construction. The session will examine the power of place in relation to cultural and civic identity established in 1936 and continues to sustain today. The session will include a slide show depicting stages of the auditorium / school restoration and a demonstration of decorative painting techniques with the craftsman.

Presenter: Steven Cornell, Principal, CRSA  See Steve's complete presentation.
Charles James, Director and Owner, Rocky Mountain Painting    Download Charles' presentation. (968.79 Kb)
Egyptian Room


Conference attendees may park behind the Masonic Temple for free.  There are two entrances to the parking lot south of the building:

  • From eastbound South Temple, turn in the driveway along the west side of the Temple.
  • From southbound 700 East, turn into the parking lot south of the Anniversary Inn.


We also encourage attendees to use any one of the public transit options available for reaching the Masonic Temple.  Particularly UTA bus route 209 makes regular stops close to the Temple.  Visit the UTA website for specific route information.


Volunteers at Utah Preservation Conference receive 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.

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