October 2016

In this Month's Issue...
Resiliency for Historic Resources | Submit to Our E-News | Los Angeles Historic Neighborhoods Conference | San Francisco's Ribbon of Lights to be Demolished | Irving J. Gill Architecture exposition | and more!

CPF News

Webinar:Sputnik Science & Engineering Buildings: Bain or Boon?

Nov. 9, 2016: 12pm - 1:30pm
1.5 CEUs

The Sputnik satellite, a looming threat in the late 1950s, effectively spawned the best technology the US has developed… as well as many mid-century science buildings. Could these seemingly large and ugly buildings actually be goldmines for adaptive reuse and historic preservation?

Non-members: $60 / $75 (after Oct 26)
Members: $45 / $55 (after October 26)


Earth, Wind, Water, Fire: Strategies for Resiliency of Historic Resources

Nov. 7, 2016: 9am - 4pm
6 CEUs

This workshop presents an overview of the core concepts of Resiliency - the ability to withstand, adapt, and recover from shocks and stresses. We will discuss the development of public policy and practical design recommendations to mitigate these risks while exploring successes and challenges in past Resiliency programs with recommendations for future development. Learn More

Broadcast: Register. Non-members: $75 / $90 (after Oct 26) | Members: $60 / $75 (after October 24)
Workshop: Register. Non-members: $150 / $165 (after Oct 26) | Members: $115 / $130 (after October 24)

All registration fees go directly back into providing quality education throughout the year. Your fees help support our organization!

CPF Conference: 2017

Next year's annual conference will be held in Pasadena at the Hilton Hotel from May 10 - 13. Check back here for more info.
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Advocacy & Updates




Obama Administration Weighs in on 'By-Right' Housing

Governor Brown's proposed by-right housing bill has been defeated in the state legislature, but President Obama recently added his voice in support through the White House "Housing Development Toolkit," which recommends streamlined entitlements down to as sleek as they’ll go, even citing an example where affordable projects may be approved in as little as five days. "Antiquated" historic preservation laws are identified as one of the culprits for the affordability crisis. Read the report here



San Francisco's Ribbon of Lights Threatened

Built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1936 for the inauguration of the Golden Gate Bridge, and installed atop Beaux Arts trolley poles dating from before the 1915 Exposition, these graceful landmarks are slated for replacement. On September 20th, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted and passed a resolution urging the protection of these irreplaceable historic resources. Learn more.



Historic Train Station Destroyed in Fire

A historic railroad depot undergoing renovation in Long Beach was recently destroyed by a fire. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found the Southern Pacific Railroad depot fully engulfed in flames. Click for more.

Preservation Events


Los Angeles Historic Neighborhoods Conference

Join the LA Department of City Planning and the LA Conservancy for a day-long forum on neighborhood conservation, including mansionization, historic conservation districts, and community advocacy.

Los Angeles, CA. Register
October 15, 2016: 8:30 am

New Architecture for a Great Country: September - March

Visit the History Center’s exhibition Irving J. Gill: New Architecture for a Great Country to learn more about this fascinating and sometimes misunderstood individual who helped create in a new style of architecture revered throughout the world, but one that originated in San Diego.

Thank You All for the 2016 Preservation Design Awards

Thank you to all the sponsors, attendees and volunteers, and congratulations to this year's winners of the 2016 Preservation Design Awards. Click here to see a list of winners celebrated at this year's event. 

A Special Thank You to Our 2016 Preservation Design Award Sponsors

Capital - $5,000

 - Hathaway Dinwiddie - Los Angeles

Pillar - $2,500

- ARG Conservation Services, Inc.
- House & Robertson Architects, Inc.
- Marmol Radziner
- Pankow
- PCL Construction Services, Inc. & Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects
- Therma Corporation

Supporting - $1,500

- AC Martin Partners
- Killefer Flammang Architects

Foundation - $750

- Auerbach Pollock Friedlander | Auerbach Glasow French
- Carey & Co., A TreanorHL Company
- PGAdesign, Inc.
- Tennebaum-Manheim Engineers
- Tree Lovers Floors, Inc.

A Salute to California's Midcentury Pin Places

Decades before the first tech boom remade California as a start-up playground, a different set of venture capitalists let their imaginations run wild on the state’s rural acreage of fruit orchards. Back in the 1950s, Californians became enthralled with an earlier form of social networking: the bowling league.

For a brief period from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, rubber-shoed entrepreneurs were one-upping each other with elaborate pin palaces tricked out with amenities that rivaled a Vegas hotel. Read more here.
We thank our Annual Sponsors for supporting CPF's Educational Programs throughout the year

Architectural Resources Group | Cody, Anderson, Wasney Architects, Inc. | ELS Architecture & Urban Design | Evergreene Architectural Arts  | Garavaglia Architecture | GPA Consulting, Inc.  | Historic Resources Group | IS Architecture  | Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Inc. | Page & Turnbull  | Simpson, Gumpertz, & Heger  | TEF Design | Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
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