2015 Conference Presentations




Placemaking: The Ultimate Art Form
Cynthia Nikitin, Project for Public Spaces, Senior Vice President, Public Art Program Director


1A: Industrial Evolution: Adaptive Use Strategies for Historic Industrial Buildings

Erin Tobin, Director of Preservation, Preservation League of New York State

1B: The Arts & Adaptive Reuse: Case Studies in Historic School Buildings

Clinton Brown, FAIA, Co-Founder, The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center
Paul Minor, Architect
Holger Stave, President, Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra
Eileen Broderick, Conifer Realty

1C: Getting to Know CRIS: An Introduction to the Division for Historic Preservation’s Online Cultural Resource Information System

John Bonafide, Director, Technical Preservation Services Bureau, Division for Historic Preservation, NYS Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation
Michael Schifferli, Program Analyst, NYS Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation

1D: Work Preserve: Combining Preservation, Job Training and Life Skills

Alphonse F. Pieper, Executive Director, Historic Ithaca
Sara Johnson, Work Preserve Program Manager, Historic Ithaca
Karen Coleman, Work Preserve Education & Outreach, Historic Ithaca

2A: New Tools, Old Buildings: How to Address Vacant and Abandoned Properties

Maggie Smith, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT)
Emilie Evans, PlaceEconomics

2B: Is My Building Worthy? Top 10 Feasibility Factors Facing Historic Tax Credit Projects in Upstate NY

Jason Yots, Principal, President, Preservation Studios, LLC
Michael Puma, Principal, Project Manager, Preservation Studios, LLC
Derek King, Principal, Architectural Historian, Preservation Studios, LLC

2C: Lafayette Lofts: A New Model for Religious Properties

Murray F. Gould (Project Manager/Developer) Port City Preservation LLC
Mark Kostrzewski (Church Building Committee Chair), MBK & Associates
Carly Battin (Financing Partner), Elmwood Village Association

2D: The ABC’s of Fundraising for Historic Sites

Ann Salter, Preservation Consultant
Virginia Searl, Bero Architecture, PLLC

3A: Training the Next Generation of Preservationists

Joy Carlson, AIA, Professor, Alfred State – SUNY College of Technology
William Dean, AIA, Professor, Alfred State – SUNY College of Technology
Terry Palmiter, Professor, Alfred State – SUNY College of Technology
Theresa Felicetti, Student, Willowbank
Angus Affleck, Student, Willowbank
Clinton Brown, FAIA, Board Vice President, Willowbank School of Restoration Arts

3B: Main Street Revival: Putting the Love Back in Gloversille and Saving a Village Icon in Hamburg

Gregory Young, Supervisor, City of Gloversville
Katie Eggers Comeau, Bero Architecture PLLC
Damon Ayer, Chair, Village of Hamburg Preservation Commission and Owner, Mason’s Grille 52

3C: Of Cupolas, Clapboards & Quilts: Rural Preservation Strategies

Lynne Belluscio, Director, LeRoy Historical Society and Town & Village of LeRoy Historian
Jonathan Bleuer: Junior Planner, Town of Clarence
Courtney Creenan-Chorley, Assoc. AIA : Flynn Battaglia Architects
LaLuce Mitchell, RA, LEED BD+C : Flynn Battaglia

3D: Out of the Gallery and Onto the Streets: Community-Based Art Initiatives

Maarten Jacobs, Director, Near Westside Initiative, Syracuse
Sarah C. Rutherford Artist, co-founder THE YARDS Collaborative Art Space
Erika Ruegemer, Co-founder, Director – One Dance Company
Erich S. Lehman, WALLTHERAPY, 1975 Gallery

4A: Power of Preserved Public Spaces

Benjamin Woelk, Founder Slow Road Consulting
Kathy Turiano, Owner Joe Bean Coffee Roasters
Seth Eshelman, Principal STAACH

4B: Historic Tax Credits: The Basics of Federal & New York State

Steven J. Weiss, Partner, Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP
Timmon M. Favaro, Partner, Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP
Julian Adams, Director, Community Preservation Services Bureau, NYS Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation

4C: Case Studies in Religious Building Repairs

Virginia Searl, Bero Architecture, PLLC
Valerie O’Hara, Pike Stained Glass Studios

4D: Be It Ever So Humble: Maintaining and Preserving Your Historic House

Randy Crawford, Crawford & Stearns, Architects and Preservation Planners
Beth Crawford, Crawford & Stearns, Architects and Preservation Planners


Social Media Power Session

Danielle Hueston, Deelightful Studios


PowerPoint presentations are not available for the Saturday Field Sessions.