True Green Cities/Celebrating Seven Years – From Alaska to Louisiana, Reflecting on a Very Busy Time

Celebrating Seven Years – From Alaska to Louisiana, Reflecting on a Very Busy Time  

Evaluating the conditions of the Houde Factory in the Northland Redevelopment Corridor on Buffalo's East Side. Photo courtesy of Joe Cascio.

It’s been seven years since I launched Barbara A. Campagna/Architecture + Planning, PLLC and while many things have changed, my goal to work on “greening what’s already here” continues to be met, often in places I never expected. Many people are finding new ways to integrate historic preservation and green building practices, which makes my new venture a delightful and intellectually inspiring one. This is blog five of my anniversary week. Reflections There are pros and cons about being the busiest you have ever been. Pro: you have amazing projects around the country. Con: you have no time to manage administrative items like finishing the revisions of your website. With completing my new website by September as a major goal, I thought I might just reflect on what has made me so busy over the past seven years. Many of these projects have been discussed separately but it’s sort of nice to just see them all listed. Thank you to all my clients, colleagues, consultants and students since 2011. When I look at this list, I don’t feel so badly that my website isn’t finished yet! And I didn’t even include lectures, seminars or publications. It’s been a good seven years. Projects:

A celebratory light show at the Richardson Olmsted Campus.

Richardson Olmsted Campus A National Historic Landmark Buffalo, NY Project Manager for the National Preservation Conference events in 2011. State Department Headquarters Washington, DC Section 106 review for roof-top green renovations. Haas-Lielenthal House San Francisco, CA Preparation of Sustainability Management Plan for historic house museum. Lee H. Nelson Hall Natchitoches, LA Preparation of Sustainability Management Plan for historic college gym, now the headquarters of NCPTT. Jesse Lee Home Seward, AK Preparation of Sustainability Management Plan for historic orphanage. Canine Splash Dog Swim Center Buffalo, NY Adviser for sustainable materials for a canine swim center in an old warehouse.

The historic Buffalo Homeopathic Hospital, one of the last remaining intact homeopathic hospitals in the country.

Buffalo Homeopathic Hospital Buffalo, NY Historic preservation consulting for 1912 homeopathic hospital. Northland Corridor Redevelopment Buffalo, NY Preservation architect for transformation of three historic factories on Buffalo’s East Side. Cantalician Center/St. Agnes Training School Buffalo, NY National Register determination for historic school and convent dating from 1907. Rough Point Newport, RI Preservation Evaluation of existing conditions of historic gilded mansion on Newport’s storied Cliff Walk. Trinity Episcopal Church Buffalo, NY Preservation Manager for historic church’s projects including conservation of world famous stained glass windows designed by LaFarge and Tiffany.

Trinity Church in downtown Buffalo.

Lutheran Church of Our Savior Buffalo, NY Slate Roof restoration of church in the Hamlin Park Historic District. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Jamestown, NY Exterior restoration of Medina sandstone church. Professional Volunteer Efforts Richardson Center Corporation, Buffalo, NY – Board Member for management and rehabilitation of National Historic Landmark Richardson Olmsted Campus.

The Haas-Lilienthal House in San Francisco, one of the only "Painted Ladies" open to the public as a historic house museum.

Buffalo Architecture Center, Buffalo, NY – President and Board Member for creation of new cultural institution. APT Buffalo Niagara 2018 – Chair of APT International’s 50th Anniversary Conference in Buffalo Niagara in September 2018. Columbia University GSAPP Alumni Board, New York, NY – Board Member on alumni board focusing on developing alumni networking and engagement events. Paul Rudolph’s Shoreline – Advocacy efforts to save iconic Brutalist housing complex in downtown Buffalo. Academic Appointments University at Buffalo, School of Architecture & Planning, Buffalo, NY – Development of graduate historic preservation curriculum and several graduate seminars.

Rough Point, a gilded mansion on Newport's Cliff Walk.

FIT Sustainable Interior Environments graduate program, New York, NY – One of the founding professors of a graduate sustainability program at FIT in NYC and Chair and Assistant Professor of the program for two years. (I apologize for the wonky formatting; the website is under renovation.) And if you’d like to “subscribe” or follow my blog, True Green Cities, please sign up through the “Subscribe” button at the bottom left of this page. You’ll receive a daily recap when new blogs are posted. Or Sign up for the Feed, also at the bottom left of this page.
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