Photo from Rev. William Krekelberg, Mission San Juan Capistrano, 2004.
The California Preservation Conference brings more than 600 participants from across the state to learn, network, and share successes. The conference includes over 40 sessions, special events, networking activities, and site tours in and around Palm Springs. From its stunning architecture to its breathtaking landscapes, Palm Springs retains much of its character because of the dedicated work of preservationists who have fought to create and maintain this iconic desert oasis.
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Co-sponsored by the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California, the National Park Service and the Historic Preservation Education Foundation, this national conference will address the most important issues in the evaluation and preservation of post-World War II historic resources.
For Orange County enthusiasts, attend the day-long tour given by Alan Hess on Saturday, March 16: “Postwar Bonanza: Alan Hess Loves Orange County.” The tour description is: “Fans of the Reyner Banham classic will love this updated version featuring architect, historian, and OC resident Alan Hess! Spend the day touring postwar highlights of this suburban metropolis with visits to: the Crystal Cathedral complex famously described as “a 22-acre shopping center for Jesus Christ” featuring buildings by Richard Neutra, Philip Johnson, and Richard Meier; the master-planned community of Irvine, progenitor of planned communities the country over; the William Pereira-designed UC Irvine campus; and more!”
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Presented at the University of California Riverside- Palm Desert Center, Palm Desert, CA, this is a traveling photographic exhibition, dedicated to the life and work of Dan Kiley (1912-2004). Kiley's most famous work in California is probably the Oakland Museum of California where he worked with architects, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates. But Kiley was one of the nation’s most important post-War landscape architects. During his prolific career, which spanned more than half a century, he worked with equally significant architects, including Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, and I.M. Pei, to create internationally acknowledged Modernist masterpieces. Read on about the exhibit and see the online exhibition.
More about Dan Kiley: "A Great Yet Little Known Modernist," Huff Post, 2017.
Planning Irvine- A Historical Symposium Presented by the American Planning Association- Orange County
The oldest parts of Irvine- the campus of UC Irvine, and neighborhoods such as University Park- were designed over 50 years ago as part of a master plan to develop the former Irvine Ranch, by the Irvine Company. Join the local city planning community, historians, and preservationists in this 3rd annual symposium that will address the development history of Irvine. “Planning Irvine” follows previous symposia on Anaheim and Santa Ana. The event includes a walking tour, and is open to the public.
Tickets are $25 for APA members, $35 for non-members, and $15 for students. Tickets include lunch and can be obtained here.
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PastForward, the National Preservation Conference, is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places. The annual conference will be held in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency. If you can’t make it to San Francisco for PastForward, join us virtually.
For complete conference details, including information on registration, virtual attendance, and special programming, visit PastForwardConference.org.
Historic preservation faces enormous challenges in a time of rapid change. This conference will examine the most innovative methods and strategies for upholding and instituting historic preservation, both across the state and in the dynamic, high-tech region of the Silicon Valley. See iconic historic places in tours, mobile workshops, and engaging conference sessions. Come together to explore how historic preservationists, affordable housing advocates, architects, designers, planners, engineers and more can partner together in upholding our cultural heritage in a fast-paced, economically vibrant state and region.
Join the California Preservation Foundation, The City of Palo Alto, and Palo Alto Stanford Heritage (PAST) at the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel to celebrate the deep historic roots of a dynamic, culturally diverse, high-tech region and state.
Location: Sheraton Palo Alto
For more information and to register, please go to: https://californiapreservation.org/programs/conference/