California Preservation Foundation is gearing up for their 37th annual conference taking place on 03-May through 06-May in Oakland, California. Garavaglia Architecture Inc., staff has been involved in the planning of the conference for over a year and we are all excited about having an urban focused conference so close to our office. Titled Old Roots, New Growth: Cultivating Community this conference will offer more than 30 Sessions, Tours, and Workshops on issues facing California’s historic, cultural and natural resources. Some unique facets of this years conference include focusing on how to manage and reuse industrial resources, something Oakland has plentiful examples of. Over 100 expert speakers teach conference sessions, workshops and mobile sessions and continuing education units are available for AIA, ASLA, USGBC, MCLE, and AICP.
Special Events will be happening throughout the conference at some of Oakland’s most historic and architecturally significant venues such as the the Rotunda Building and the Unitarian Church – including CPF’s signature event, the Three-Minute Success Stories which will be at the beautiful Kaiser Theater, right along Lake Meritt.
There will be the annual Silent and Live Auction where you can buy something cool or donate an auction item while supporting a good cause! Items often include artwork, antiques, memorabilia, gift baskets, or gift certificates for restaurants, hotels, tours, museums, theater and much more.
Who Should Attend? Preservationists, city and county planners, architects, landscape architects, community leaders, landmark and historic resource commissioners, historians, archeologists, educators, attorneys, realtors, students, historic property owners, Main Street coordinators, members of Certified Local Governments, developers, contractors, craftsmen, advocates of historic preservation, heritage travelers, and involved citizens.
Garavaglia Architecture Inc. staff is an integral part of the conference this year serving as moderators, speakers, and assisting with mobile tours. Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting some of the sessions and tours Garavaglia Architecture, Inc., staff are working on and hope to entice you to come to this years conference where you too can learn why Oakland is ranked number 5 in the New York Times’ “45 Places to Go in 2012”.