Finding a New Use for Lakeport’s Carnegie Library

Garavaglia Architecture, Inc. is proud to partner with the City of Lakeport to find a new use for their wonderful Carnegie Library. On June 18, 2014, Principal Mike Garavaglia and Architectural Conservator Jacqui Hogans were in Lakeport to facilitate a workshop to solicit community input. It was a great turnout and many great ideas were discussed. It even made the local paper! Read all about it in the Lake County News.

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Historic Chinese Structures win AIA SF 2010 Honor Award

We’re proud to announce the Fiddletown project of two Historic Chinese Structures has just won a AIA San Francisco 2010 Design Award

We’re proud to announce the Fiddletown project of two Historic Chinese Structures has just won an 2010 Design Award from the AIA in San Francisco. It won an Honor Award in the category of Historic Preservation and Innovation in Rehabilitation. Michael Garavaglia accepted the award at the gala held at the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center on May 6th. The two buildings, the Chinese Store and Gambling Hall, were built c.1850 during the California gold rush era and are being planned to be part of an interpretive exhibit.

To read more about the project, click on 1850 of our timeline. Read more about the award on the AIA San Francisco Awards web site.

2010 35th Annual CPF Conference

California Preservation Foundation is having their Annual Conference Preserving a Sense of Place in the Sierra Nevada this May. Garavaglia Architecture’s Principal, Mike Garavaglia will be speaking at the “Resource Stewardship for Non-Profit Organizations” workshop on preservation and stewardship of historic resources and necessary support. Our Preservation Services Manager, Becky Urbano, will be speaking at the “Working with Historic Material – A Case Study” workshop on practical hands-on techniques.

The tracks for this year’s conference include:

  • Sustainability
    Past is Prologue
    : Preservation as a Sustainability Solution
  • Local Government
    Bringing It all Back Home
    : Finding Preservation’s Place in Local Politics
  • Heritage Tourism
    : Discovering California Through Heritage Tourism
  • Economic Development
    “Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills:”
    Melding Economic Development and Preservation
  • Local Character
    Mining the Past:
    Local Character as Your Mother Lode

As in the past, the conference will also feature study tours, workshops, meetings and events. Awards presentations from the new Annual Youth Film Contest will also be presented during the Plenary Session. The Keynote address will feature Doug McConnell from Bay Area Backroads and Open Road with Doug McConnell.

Resource Stewardship for Non-Profit Organizations: Preparation, Planning and Partnering
May 12, 9:00a – 5:00p

Working with Historic Materials – A Case Study: A Primer for Building Owners, Stewards and Craftsman workshop at the same time
May 12, 9:00a – 5:00p

Preserving a Sense of Place The Sierra Nevada
2010 35th Annual California Preservation Conference
Grass Valley/Nevada City
May 12-15, 2010

For registration, visit the California Preservation Foundation registration page Early bird rates end April 9th.