Recent Opportunities

Taking Care of Buildings: Stewardship for Historic Structures

Historic Preservation at MARCH

About:At museums and historic sites, the historic building has often been described as the largest object in the collection. How do you take care of it? Whether your organization is all volunteer or employs paid staff, this workshop will assist participants in planning for long term maintenance and preservation, identifying areas of concern, and minimizing building emergencies. Often, once a capital project has been completed, the organization files away project documents and forgets about the building until the next emergency occurs. This is not a cost effective or sustainable strategy to ensure that the significant and character defining features will be preserved for future generations. Developing a plan for maintenance will help you identify problems before they become major projects. In this workshop, participants will learn from seminar-style disccussion and hands-on learning, including a tour of the 1796 Emlen House and surrounding neighborhood.

Who should register:This one-day workshop is designed for staff, volunteers, board members, or others associated with small museums and historic sites, such as site managers or representatives from municipalities that manage historic structures.


Workshop feeincludes lunch.

For Up-to-Date Workshop Info:

Status Registration Available
Course Code HP-116-F19
Session Fall 2019
Days Sa
Dates 10/05/19 - 10/05/19
Times 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
# of Hours 7
# of Classes 1
Instructor Radcliffe-Trenner, RA, Annabelle


Instructor Bio


Annabelle Radcliffe-Trenner,AIA, RIBA,founded Historic Building Architects, LLC, Trenton, NJ, an award-winning firm specializing in historic public buildings, in 1994. She was trained as a preservation architect in Scotland and then at ICCROM in Rome.

Annabelle has a keen interest in the long-term planning for and the ethics of intervention on historic properties. Eager to educate the public, she lectures on preservation issues internationally. One of her interests is the use of technology, and material and NDE science to supplement the visual understanding and planning for the preservation of buildings. She is a small Unmanned Aircraft Systems certified FAA pilot and for more than 6 years HBA has been using sUAS to document and survey historic buildings. HBA also specializes in Vision Planning for historic sites transitioning into the public heritage realm.

She has been interviewed on National Public Radio and NJ Television on historic preservation issues, and about restoration, following the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, by NBC and Fox Business News. She will be a preservation expert featured in a new TV show “If We Built It Today” airing this fall with a two-hour special on Notre Dame. Recently completed projects include: Bayada Home Healthcare Headquarters, Moorestown NJ, which recently received in awards from NJ AIA, Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, NJ HPO and Preservation NJ; Constitution Island at West Point NY, Saint Francis De Sales, Philadelphia, PA, and Cedar Bridge Tavern, Barnegat, NJ. Current projects include Batsto Mansion, Wharton State Park, MAST Naval Science Building at Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, and the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison, all in NJ. For more information on her work and the HBA team, please review HBA’s website atwww.hba-

Location Historic Building Architects
312 West State Street
Trenton , NJ 08618

Cancellation Policy

Rutgers may cancel course and refund all tuition payments if minimum enrollment is not metbefore start of the class or workshop.


Refund Policy

Students may cancel their registration up to one month prior to the start of the class for a full refund, minus a 15% administrative fee. Registration payments for cancellations or withdrawals less than one month before the class start date, or after the class begins, will not be refunded. Half-day, one-, one and a half-, and two-dayworkshops are non-refundable.



$ 85 Registration fee

$ 85 Total Fees


SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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