Rethinking Preservation Philosophy and Approaches
The appropriate treatment for historic structures has been a topic of debate since the nineteenth century. In 1968, APT was formed as an organization “dedicated to the practical application of the principles and techniques necessary for the care and wise use of the built environment.” This session will review the treatment of late-nineteenth century buildings from New York City, Ottawa, and Melbourne with special attention to the changing approaches to their conservation and intervention over the years. The case studies provide insights into the role of philosophy and regulation in changes to the original design. This will be an opportunity to discuss the current status of the question to inform the symposium, “The Next Fifty Years,” that will conclude the APT FIFTY conference.
Health, Safety and Welfare
Recognize the influence of changing philosophical approaches to building conservation.
Identify the role of historical records and building investigation in establishing work programs for heritage buildings.
Appreciate the significance of proper maintenance as a key to effective conservation practice.
Evaluate the impact of development pressures and functional requirements across international conservation practice.
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