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International Practice in Historic Preservation

American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

International Practice in Historic Preservation

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The American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter Historic Resources Committee and International Practice Committee and The Western Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology jointly present:


Three Practitioners' Perspectives

Tuesday November 13, 2012
5:30 pm social
6:00 - 8:00 pm program

hosted at Gensler
500 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071   



"The Valley of the Kings"

An alumnus of UC Berkeley, Mr. McLane has 27 years of experience in the fields of Architecture and Historic Preservation, working in several firms in San Francisco including EHDD and in his own practice. He is presently Associate Principal with Architectural Resources Group, engaged in both Historic Preservation projects and new construction. He served as Co-Director of the Valley of the Kings Research Group, 1996-2000, whose work will be described in the presentation.

My Life in Ruins

Mr. Fidler is a British licensed architect with two postgraduate degrees in building conservation and more than 34 years of experience specializing in the maintenance and repair of historic buildings, monuments and archaeological sites. He is the president of John Fidler Preservation Technology Inc. offering technical and scientific consultancy services for historic buildings, monuments and sites and their welfare. He formerly served as Conservation Director at English Heritage in London, overseeing the management of 420 historic properties including the World Heritage Sites at Stonehenge and Hadrian's Wall. As Britain's most senior civil servant specializing in historic preservation, Mr. Fidler has traveled worldwide to advise governments about conservation techniques in the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Ireland, Brazil, and at Colorado's Mesa Verde World Heritage Site. He has recently worked on the World Heritage Sites of Palmyra, Syria and Angkor Wat, Cambodia. His talk will address his experiences in this specialized field with respect to architectural practice overseas.

"Documentation and survey supporting international projects: a comparison of the US v. European model"

Mr. Gray is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and an international expert with over 30 years of experience in the measurement of complicated Buildings (many landmark) in the US and the UK. He specializes in the application of high tech tools such as laser scanning and photogrammetry to generate accurate 2D and 3D data. He has lectured and published extensively. His career includes head of survey procurement at English Heritage, and head of survey at the Getty Conservation Institute. He is currently Director of Business Development at the Mollenhauer Group in Los Angeles.

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500 South Figueroa Street

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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