Spring 2013 Lectures

Christy Anderson, “Live Words and Experience: The Hand of the Architect from Alberti to Zumthor”

Thursday April 4th at 5:30 PM Room 463 Fine Arts Center Art Wing

Our next preservation lecture of the spring semester will be this Thursday at 5:30 PM in the slide room (Fine Arts Center 463).  Our guest lecturer is Christy Anderson, a professor of art history at the University of Toronto, and widely published and acclaimed historian of Renaissance art and architecture.  She is also a graduate of the UMass art history program.

Her talk is titled “Live Words and Experience: The Hand of the Architect from Alberti to Zumthor”  and should appeal to preservation students as well as students of architectural design and art history, heritage and public history.


Co-Creating Heritage Landscapes: A Topographical Approach to Urban Historic Centers in Late Socialist Cuba

Matthew Hill, Associate Director, Center for Heritage and Society at UMASS Amherst will speak about his work in Cuba.

When: March 29, 2013 at Noon

Where: Fine Arts Center Art Wing, Room 463 (Slide Room)

Open to all interested Faculty, Students, Visitors



UMass Historic Preservation Program

Second Symposium on Preservation and Sustainability
“Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability”


1 – Diane Barthel-Bouchier Heritage Sustainability.pdf

2 – Ethan Carr – Martin Van Buren National Park Site.pdf

3 – David Glasberg – Cultural Heritage and Sustainability on Cape Cod.pdf

4 – Chris Skelly Preservation Policy in Massachusetts.pdf

Carey Clouse’s Presentation will be available at a later date.

Sponsored by:
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Department of Architecture + Design
Public History Program/Department of History
Department of Environmental Conservation: Building Construction, & Technology
The UMASS/Hancock Shaker Village Historic Preservation Program

When:           Friday, March 01, 2013 from 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Where:          University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Lincoln Campus Center, Room 165
Admission:   Open to the public (See below if seeking AIA credits)

Symposium Goals:
This symposium will explore the challenges of preserving cultural and historic resources in an era of climate change and the additional challenge of bringing sustainability to these sites.  Each presentation will be followed by a short question and answer period.

Welcome and Introduction:
Max Page, Ph.D., Professor of Architecture and History and Director Historic Preservation Program, UMASS-Amherst

Keynote Speaker:
Diane Barthel-Bouchier (SUNY-Stony Brook)
Cultural heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability — a global view of how cultural heritage is responding to the climate crisis and the challenge of sustainable development.

Case Studies:
Ethan Carr (UMass-Amherst, Landscape Architecture/Regional Planning)
The Sustainable Historic Site: Martin Van Buren and Lindenwald — a description and analysis of a conservation–based plan to transform the landscape of this presidential homestead.

David Glassberg (UMass-Amherst, History);
“Sustainability and Landscape Character on Cape Cod?”  An examination of Cape Cod historic resources and the effects climate change may have and the effort to quantify the effect of climate change on historical and cultural resources.

Carey Clouse (UMass-Amherst, LARP and Architecture + Design)
“Farming Havana: Preserving Urban Agriculture Landscapes for Food Security”
This session will highlight the progressive urban food landscapes in Havana, Cuba, while addressing the role of open space preservation and conservation in the larger context of food security and environmental stewardship.

Chris Skelly (Massachusetts Historical Commission)
Preservation and Sustainability:  Policy and Practice in Massachusetts.  Skelly, the head of local programs for the Massachusetts Historical Commission, will offer examples of effective projects and policies in Massachusetts’ communities.
Directions & Parking 

For directions and maps: http://www.umass.edu/visitorsctr/Directions_to_Campus/
Parking: parking is available at the Campus Center garage (for a fee).
Learning Units 
For all architects, learning units can be earned by attending this or any of the WMAIA monthly programs.  For more information regarding learning units, contact Lorin Starr at director@wmaia.org

$50 for those seeking AIA Learning Units.  (Note, this program is free and open to the public, however, please register with WMAIA and submit the administrative fee if you want WMAIA to record Learning Units (LU’s)

For those non-students who are not seeking AIA credit, a donation of $10 is suggested.


From ‘Cultural Rescue’ in the Chornobyl Zone to Historic Preservation: The Crisis of Identity and Cultural Heritage Policy in Post-Soviet Ukraine

A Lecture Presented by the UMASS/Hancock Shaker Village Historic Preservation Program

Featuring UMASS Amherst Faculty Member Myron Stachiw

Friday February 22, 2013, 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

UMASS Amherst, Fine Arts Center Art Wing, Room 465

UMass presentation_22 Feb 2013


Tuesday, Feb. 5 4:00-5:30 in the Campus Center Reading Room

Ben Weil, “RETROFITTING HOLDSWORTH HALL: A whole-systems approach toward major energy savings in a representative building on Campus.”

Spring 2013 gbLecture Series Poster

This lecture is part of “Designing for Occupants” a 2-part lecture series brought to you by The Green Building Committee, a subcommittee of the Chancellor’s Sustainability Committee (formerly EPAC).
February 2013 | UMass Calendar of Eventswww.umass.edu

Ben Weil is the Extension Assistant Professor of Building Energy in the Building and Construction Technology program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He teaches and conducts research in energy efficient building technology, policy and management. In this lecture, Ben Weil presents a compelling analysis of an existing building’s energy performance and identifies potential for energy savings by approaching whole building systems.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the USGBC MA Chapter- West Branch.



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