2017 Preservation Conference

UPDATE: Thank you for your interest in the NY Statewide Preservation Conference! The Conference has SOLD OUT! Day-of registrations will not be available. 


Presented by: Rochester Colonial Manufacturing & Winn Development

A Conference of The Landmark Society of Western New York, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Preservation League of New York State, and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

UPDATE: Thank you for your interest in the NY Statewide Preservation Conference! The Conference has SOLD OUT! Day-of registrations will not be available. 

REFUND POLICY: Requests for cancellations or substitutions must be made in writing to Full refund (minus $15 fee) through 3/31/17. 50% refund 4/1-4/5/17

The 2017 Statewide Preservation Conference returns to the city of Rochester, April 6-8th. Downtown Rochester is undergoing a profound transformation, fueled in large part by historic preservation. Join us and experience the transformation for yourself!

Our headquarters will be located inside an ongoing, $200 million project at the Sibley Building in the heart of downtown Rochester. Our Conference hotel will be at the Hilton Garden Inn, a recently completed tax credit project. Breakout sessions and other events will take place in modern infill, a recently revamped worship space, and a mid-century modern office tower. All within the recently created East Main Street Historic District. In short, preservation will surround us at every turn.

This Conference is the only event of its kind in the state—a multi-day gathering for anyone involved in preservation and community revitalization. It’s an opportunity to learn, network, become inspired and, yes, have fun!

It is the preservation event in New York State and you don’t want to miss it.


Amy Nicole Swift | Principal & Owner, Building Hugger

Breaking Barriers: Reviving Pathways to Careers in the Trades

Amy is a “recovering architect” with a passion for historic architecture and working with her hands. In 2012 she formed Building Hugger in an effort to create skilled jobs and provide more accessible preservation trades services to her home city of Detroit. As a Professor of Practice at Lawrence Technological University, fieldwork informs her developing academic theories concerning the development of architectural material technology and construction methods during the industrial era. She holds a BS in Interior Architecture from Lawrence Technological University and a MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. She speaks widely on current preservation topics and has been published in major industry journals. She is a Tory Burch Fellow and has been featured in Glamour magazine.


Grassroots preservationists in villages, rural towns, and cities throughout New York; professionals working in the field or allied fields (architects, planners, landscape architects, developers, etc.); elected officials and municipal board members; city neighborhood leaders/activists; students in preservation and allied fields.


>>Sessions & Speakers

>>Location & Lodging Information

>>Conference Scholarships

>>Schedule at a Glance (PDF)

>>Continuing Education credits for architects

>>Our Conference Sponsors (coming soon!)

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