April 6, 2012 Landmark Alerts

Capitalizing on Your Community Character: 2012 Preservation Conference

We’ve extended our discounted Early Bird registration rate for one more week! Register for the 2012 Preservation Conference by Monday, April 9 and save! Whether you’re a neighborhood/community activist, a homeowner, a municipal official, or you work in the preservation, planning, or architecture fields, The Landmark Society’s Conference has something to offer you. From success stories and case studies throughout the region to targeted expert advice, you will draw inspiration and practical ideas from Conference speakers. Visit the Conference website for a complete list of sessions.

Register for Energy Conservation Workshop

The Preservation League of NYS is bringing its highly informative workshop, Energy Conservation in Historic Buildings, to Rochester on April 11! Co-sponsored by The Landmark Society and the Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council, the workshop is designed for contractors, architects and other building professionals. The workshop focuses on energy conservation issues of interest to those who work in older buildings, but who do not specialize in historic preservation or historic structures. Participants will receive technical information on the Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State – 2010 and its applications for historic buildings. Continuing education credits for architects are available! Visit the Preservation League’s website for more information and to register.

Wednesday, April 11 | 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Ebenezer Watts Conference Center | 47 South Fitzhugh Street, Rochester | $35 ($25 student rate)

From Eyesore to Opportunity: A snapshot of adaptive reuse in Rochester

If you’ve been following us on Facebook  then you’ve probably seen a new project that we’ve been collaborating on with RochesterSubway, photographer Richard Margolis, Friends of the GardenAerial, and the Rochester Regional Community Design Center. From Eyesore to Opportunity showcases historic buildings throughout the city of Rochester that were once labeled “eyesores” and today have been turned into economic opportunities. Many of these buildings sat empty for years, even facing demolition, until visionary developers, architects, and investors turned them—and the neighborhoods in which they sit—around. Visit our Success Stories page to see the “eyesores” we’ve covered so far.