The Association for Preservation Technology International’s annual conference, held in Kansas City, MO while the 2015 World Series Champion Royals held their victory parade outside the conference venues! The conference was a huge victory as well, as more than 600 delegates learned much about conservation and about what an architectural ‘hidden jewel’ Kansas City really is. MTBA’s Chris Warden and Mark Thompson Brandt attended and took in the entire proceedings, with foci on the two tracks of particular interest to the work of MTBA:
- Sustainable Preservation
- Modern Heritage
Also, Brandt Co-Chaired the Sustainable Preservation Conference Track, as well as presented MTBA’s “Building Resilience” document co-authored by Warden & Brandt. A link to summaries of the 3 papers in that session is available here.
Post Conference Symposium
As well, Brandt was the Co-Organizer, and Warden & Brandt participated in, a celebrated post-conference Symposium on “Renewing Modernism: Principles for Practice”
And here is a link to the presentation by the Symposium’s Keynote Speaker, the esteemed Dutch Architect Wessel de Jonge