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Urban Design: Cincinnati’s Historic Vibrancy & New Life for the Terrace Plaza
September 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Beth Sullebarger & Andy Scott
Registration: 5:00 p.m.
Program: 5:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Free: AIA members, sponsors, non-architects and students (registration required)
$10: non-member architects to receive 1.5 AIA CE units HSW
Cincinnati’s Historic Vibrancy and New Life for the Terrace Plaza
The values of the past are built into the urban landscape that nurtures our lives today, through concerted and strategic steps like those being considered now for the Terrace Plaza. Critical to extending the significance of important assets like this are productive relationships between local leaders and owners, creative designers and historic preservation advocates. While as a design community we celebrate the historic achievements of the Emerys and SOM’s Natalie de Blois, we also have a cause in speaking up now and contributing helpful suggestions to ensure the building’s future.
AIA Cincinnati’s urban design committee encourages provocative conversations on topics that move us like this, every other month or so, usually the second Wednesday evening of the month.
- Understand architectural preservation principles in Cincinnati’s downtown context.
- Consider the Terrace Plaza’s history of ownership and alterations over time.
- Exchange ideas about preservation challenges and opportunities.
- Integrate conservation of building form with contemporary property and land-use scenarios.
Beth Sullebarger is a local leading historic consultant and co-author of the nomination of the Terrace Plaza to the National Register of Historic Places, past member of the Historic Conservation Board and former executive director of the Cincinnati Preservation Association.
Andy Scott is the founder of Green Light Projects, an economic development special projects consulting firm serving the public and private sectors. His clients include governmental bodies, real estate developers, corporations, foundations, museums, and higher education institutions. Large scale and complex cultural/preservation related development projects, such as the Terrace Plaza, hold a particular interest for Scott.