As the contemporary architectural discipline is firmly rooted in agendas on energy, material, and resource consciousness; how do cities embed longevity? Discussions on the preservation of existing and/or historical buildings through methods of adaptation and novel building uses and programmatic conditions will address this critical question. These presentations are rooted in the ever evolving climatic conditions yet acknowledge and focus the need to serve communities with equity and justice. Are long-practiced methods of preservation practical in dynamic coastal environments-or how does our profession re-envision and re-define preservation?

Tract 2

Adaptation + Advocacy

On the Intersection of Preservation + Adaptation