When: Friday, March 12 / 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Organizer: Baltimore Architecture Foundation

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We Are Living in a Materials World: Examining How Building Materials Age

Visualizing the future of an urban environment through a discussion of how building materials age

This program is hosted on Zoom. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact ndennies@aiabalt.com. If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

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The choices we make in building materials determine the lifespan and efficacy of any building, outdoor sculpture, or monument. Taking a look through some case studies of some of the most well known landmarked monuments, sculptures and buildings in NYC, DC and Baltimore; we can see how materials have changed, and what steps we can take to respect, conserve and maintain metals and masonry. Case Studies include Baltimore City Hall, the Roland Water Tower, the U.S. Capitol Building, and Louise Nevelson’s monumental sculpture Night Presence IV in NYC.

Involved in the international conservation community for over 20 years, Christine specializes in the conservation of architectural building materials and outdoor sculpture. She received a MS in Historic Preservation from the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at Columbia University, and worked with City of New York for fourteen years as a conservator for their collection of historic houses, outdoor sculpture and monuments.

Christine relocated to Baltimore in 2016 and is currently the Conservator for the City of Baltimore overseeing the exterior restoration of City Hall and ongoing preservation projects throughout the city. She continues to serve as a consultant and research associate with the Monument Conservation Collaborative based in North Adams, Massachusetts.