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Texas A&M University College of Architecture


20th Annual Historic Preservation Symposium February 15-16, 2019

"Preservation in Texas: Contemporary and Future Challenges"


The deadline to register was Wednesday, February 13.


FRIDAY, 15 February 2019

Geren Auditorium (ARCB 101), College of Architecture, Texas A&M University

5:15 PM Doors open
"Creative Conservation"
David G. Woodcock (FAIA, FSA, FAPT; Director Emeritus, Center for Heritage Conservation; Professor Emeritus, Texas A&M University)
7:00 PM RECEPTION - Wright Gallery (ARCA 212), College of Architecture, Texas A&M University
8:00 PM Adjourn for the evening


SATURDAY, 16 February 2019

Geren Auditorium (ARCB 101), College of Architecture, Texas A&M University

8:00 AM REGISTRATION - Geren Auditorium/Breakfast
8:45 AM Welcome and Introductions
9:00 AM "Preservation & the Challenge of Social Justice - The Unsweet Story of Sugar Land"
Reginald Moore and Samuel Collins, III (Convict Leasing and Labor Project)
9:50 AM "Preservation in an Urban Context: Challenges and Opportunities" - Chair: Priya Jain
David Bush (Preservation Houston), David Preziosi (Preservation Dallas), Kate Singleton (Preservation Austin)
10:50 AM BREAK
11:10 AM "Challenges of Historic Preservation in the Rural Built Environment" - Chair: Brent R. Fortenberry
Perky Beisel (Stephen F. Austin State University), Julie McGilvray (University of New Mexico and National Park Service), Evan Thompson (Preservation Texas)
12:00 PM LUNCH (for pre-registered participants)
12:45 PM Student Poster Session*
1:15 PM APT Texas Meeting
2:00 PM "Challenges of Historic Preservation in Coastal Communities" - Chair: Brent R. Fortenberry
Catherine Gorman (City of Galveston), Dwayne Jones (Galveston Historical Foundation)
2:50 PM "Historic Preservation Practice: Evolution and Trends" - Chair: Priya Jain
Doris Eichburg (Building Diagnostics, Inc. & APT Texas), Stanley Graves (Architexas), Nancy McCoy (McCoy Collaborative)
4:00 PM Concluding Remarks (Kevin T. Glowacki); Adjourn


Special thanks to our sponsors and partners: The College of Architecture and the Departments of Anthropology, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning at Texas A&M University



*We encourage students attending the the 20th Annual Historic Preservation Symposium on February 15-16, 2019, to submit posters for the poster session that will take place on Saturday, February 16. 

Posters are to illustrate recent or current research related to historic preservation or heritage conservation. The posters must contain both images and text and should be 24” x 36” (portrait/vertical). No mounting is needed. The posters should be printed in advance and brought to the symposium on Saturday morning. 

Students should also email a copy of their posters to Benjamin Baaske ( by Thursday, February 14, so we can ensure there is pin up space for all posters. (If the file size is too large to email, please upload it to Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., and send a link.).  

Eventually, we would like to include reduced size versions of the poster in our symposium proceedings!