March Chapter Event

March 12, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Nassau Inn / Palmer Room
10 Palmer Square
Princeton, NJ 08542
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The AIA CNJ March CE discussion will be led by Anne Weber, FAIA and Christa Gaffigan, AIA from Mills + Schnoering Architects, a full service firm with a large portfolio focused on historic preservation in NJ.


Their purpose of their discussion is to introduce participants to the history of historic preservation in the state of NJ, the impact of the federal Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and possible future influences of historic preservation. NJ project case studies of the Colonial Period, as well as the18th and 19th centuries will be shared for reference and perspective.


Learning Objectives:


Participants will learn about the origins of historic preservation in the United States including references to the sites associated with George Washington and other founding fathers.  National Historic landmarks, NPS and the Antiquities Act and the National Trust for Historic Preservation will be reviewed.


Participants will be introduced to the historic preservation history on the State of NJ and in particular the Old Barracks and sites located in Morristown. Examples of projects that will be reviewed in detail include: The James Fenimore Cooper House, Bainbridge House, Old Stone House, The Statehouse, Essex County Courthouse, Newark City Hall, Trenton Bath House, Bell Labs and the Princeton Battlefield. 

Participants will learn about the historic preservation process, state agencies, etc. involved in historic preservation projects such as State Historic Preservation Office, NJ Historic Trust, Preservation NJ and NJ Main Street.


Participants will gain a better understanding about future influences might exist for historic preservation. Topics such as Sustainability and Climate Change/Resiliency and the relationship these have to Preservation.


This course has been submitted to the AIA for 1.5 AIA/HSW credits. Approval update will be provided the evening of the course.


This course is free for all AIA members. Non-members will be charged $20.00.


$0.00 Member Ticket

$20.00 Non-Member Ticket