IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MONDAY TOUR AND WORKSHOPS The following tours originate at the tour sites. Attendees are responsible for getting to the sites on time
War Memorial Veterans Building MONDAY 4/18/2016 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Directions for Ticket-holders: Take your own transportation. Public transit directions available at https://goo.gl/HTt9jC. A volunteer with a colored umbrella will be at 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco (cross of McAllister St.) to check you in and receive your ticket.
The Aquatic Park Bathhouse MONDAY 4/18/2016 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Directions for Ticket-holders: Take your own transportation. Public transit directions available at https://goo.gl/ZwvYRV. A volunteer with a colored umbrella will be at 900 Beach Street, San Francisco, to check you in and receive your ticket.
Displacing Gentrification: Perseverance & Preservation of Urban Latino Community and Culture MONDAY 4/18/2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Directions for Ticket-holders: Take your own transportation. Public transit directions available at https://goo.gl/BAUHha. A volunteer with a colored umbrella will be at the Galeria de La Raza, 2857 24th St, San Francisco, to check you in and receive your ticket.
Central Market Street - Recent Projects MONDAY 4/18/2016 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Directions for Ticket-holders: Take your own transportation. Public transit directions available at https://goo.gl/3XLwZ6. A volunteer with a colored umbrella will be at 1355 Market Street in front of the Bronze Doors to check you in and receive your ticket.
Adaptive Reuse in the Presidio's Main Post MONDAY 4/18/2016 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Directions: Meet at 1:00 pm in the courtyard of the Golden Gate Club (Conference Headquarters).
Historic Preservation's defining moment - the National Historic Preservation Act - is now fifty years behind us. Are there "new acts" that can propel our practice into the future - whether through innovation, outreach, or strategic partnerships. What are the "new assets" of the 21st century that will expand our notion of "preservation," and protect places that matter most to people.
Join the California Preservation Foundation and the Presidio Trust in San Francisco to explore our past and look ahead to a 50 year horizon at the Presidio of San Francisco - perhaps the biggest preservation success story of the 20th century.
Preview the Conference Program Book with full descriptions of all conference activities.
The California Preservation Foundation is a continuing education provider for the--
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Certified Local Governments (CLG)
California State Bar - Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
All conference sessions, workshops and tours qualify for continuing education units. To receive continuing education units, please sign-up for continuing education units on the conference registration form (additional fee required).
The Three-Minute Success Stories has been a California Preservation Foundation tradition stretching back to the 3rd Annual California Preservation Conference in 1978. While humor often comes to the fore, the program also gives preservationists a chance to present local successes to a statewide audience, sharing a wide variety of preservation experiences in lively and entertaining ways.
Three-Minute Success Stories have told of buildings restored after earthquakes, giant industrial cranes being relocated, enlightening adaptive reuse, modern architecture coming of age, community efforts overcoming all odds to save an important local landmark, and historic places saved from bulldozers at the last moment. Be adventurous!
The application and guidelines are now available so tell your success story with style and humor!
The California Preservation Foundation, the Presidio Trust and its partners worked together to identify the issues and challenges that we face in the future and those that inform us from our past.
Proposals were submitted, reviewed and selected that met the criteria set forth by the 2016 Conference Programs Committee and fulfill our mission by presenting the current and best practices in heritage conservation. Five tracks were identified and the the following sessions will be presented at the conference. Check our website for updates to the programs and schedule.
Click on track title for a listing of all session descriptions, dates and times for each track.
Grass-roots and community activism have always played a significant role in the preservation movement. This track features innovative approaches to community-driven preservation efforts, specifically communities that are successfully saving their own heritage, and offers the perspectives of new preservation leaders.
Tomorrow's Preservation Leaders: Students Tackle Community Preservation Problems
Simpler National Register Nominations: The MPD Approach
Saving Our Historic Post Offices
Native American Cultural Resources and the Model of AB 52
In 2016, the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 turns 50. This track will examine the past, present and future of the historic preservation movement in California. This track will provide a exploration into past preservation successes, the state of preservation today, and where/how does the preservation movement need to evolve.
The Roots of Preservation in California: Taking Stock of Our History and Legacy
What Would Jane Say?
A Case Study in Proactive Planning and Survey Work: Redwood City
Planning For Preservation - Central SoMa Area Plan (Mobile Workshop)
Charting a Future for National Preservation Policy at the ACHP
I N N O V A T I V E P R E S E R V A T I O N S T R A T E G I E S Getting the unique project done - how to engage community support, create opportunities for financing, and obtain approvals from reviewing authorities during a time of significant economic change and evolving awareness. This track explores how Preservation strategies can be nuanced by adapting to this dynamic environment, providing new approaches outside of the traditional lexicon for the preservation professional.
Graceful Adaptation: A Growing Trend, Repurposing Historic Structures for Hotels
Design Review: The Planner's Perspective
New Tools, Old Buildings: How to Address Vacant and Abandoned Properties
A New Attitude on Old Approaches: Facadism, Moved Buildings, and Large Additions
Sunset Residential Tracts Historic Resources Survey: Community Outreach Strategies & Tour (Mobile Workshop)
Why should buildings get all the attention? As the preservation field evolves, so too does the body of historic resources that we work to evaluate, document, preserve, and interpret. This track will explore a cadre of unique resource types and innovative projects that preservationists across the state are engaged in. Explore new models for conserving intangible cultural resources, structures, landscapes, and modern resources.
Preserving a Non-Traditional Cultural Resource: The Great Cloud of Witnesses
From Water Engineering Infrastructure to Designed Recreation Landscapes
San Francisco Civic Center: Understanding Complex Landscapes To Inform Future Planning and Design (Mobile Workshop)
Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage: San Francisco’s Legacy Business Registry
Evaluating & Assessing Integrity of Modern Resources
SPECIAL SESSION: Modernism Wars -- The National Register, Defender of Modern Resources
SUNDAY | APRIL 17, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM From Civil War to Civil Rights - Challenges, Opportunities in Historic Structure Stabilization on Alcatraz
National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy project staff discuss the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from the latest projects at Alcatraz. Included in the tour are four unique sites, including active job sites utilizing innovative stabilization technologies. The tour also includes a special look at graffiti replication, which involved Native American consultation.
SUNDAY | APRIL 17, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Bunker Busting: Interpreting and Restoring the Golden Gate's Coastal Defense Landscapes
This full day study tour will go behind the scenes at the Golden Gate's hidden (and often subterranean!) landscapes. Visit historic coastal defense batteries and bunkers dating from the Civil War to the Cold War, including areas closed to the public. Finish at Fort Baker, which has been transformed into Cavallo Point Lodge, a unique alliance that has sustainably restored and rehabilitated 21 historic buildings on 27 acres. Portions of the tour will involve uphill walking and may not be fully accessible.
MONDAY | APRIL 18, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Central Market Street - Recent Projects and Preservation Tools
The Central Market area includes local landmarks and a National Register Historic District. Tour this neighborhood while taking the opportunity to interact with project teams. Buildings featured are the Twitter Building constructed in 1937, Hibernia Bank constructed in 1892, Furniture and Carpets Building constructed in 1909, and the Strand Theater constructed in 1917.
MONDAY | APRIL 18, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Aquatic Park Bathhouse - Restoring a New Deal Masterpiece
The Aquatic Park Bathhouse incorporates exceptional artwork into a strongly evocative Streamline‐Moderne structure. Designed by WPA architect William A. Mooser III, the bathhouse features Federal Arts Project work by Hilaire Hiler, Sargent Johnson, Beniamino Bufano and Richard Ayer. This tour and presentation will tell the story of the effort to restore this masterpiece.
MONDAY | APRIL 18, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM War Memorial Veterans Building
Built in 1932, the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building is an icon of Beaux‐Arts architecture and important to veterans, the San Francisco Opera, and the City of San Francisco. Get a behind-the-scenes look at historic interior spaces, building envelope rehabilitation and innovative seismic retrofit techniques uitilized for this $120 million project.
M O B I L E W O R K S H O P S
TUESDAY | APRIL 19, 2:00 - 5:15 PM Fort Mason- From Historic Port to Military Industrial Chic
Fort Mason Center, established in 1910, is part of a National Historic Landmark District on the San Francisco Bay waterfront. This session will examine the history of the site, current rehabilitation projects, and the future vision for the former military port; you will close with a tour of example projects.
TUESDAY| APRIL 19, 2:00 - 5:15 PM Crane Cove Park and Pier 70: A Historic Site Preparing for the Future The Pier 70 Historic District has a 100-year plus legacy as a shipyard and is undergoing an ambitious new plan to provide open space, rehabilitate historic resources, house infill development, and accommodate rising tides. Learn about challenges, including the careful balance between history, industry, affordability, and vibrancy, as well as design requirements in the face of sea level rise
WEDNESDAY| APRIL 20, 2:00 - 5:15 PM Sunset Residential Tracts Historic Resources Survey: Community Outreach Strategies & Tour
Large swaths of the Sunset District were constructed during a two-decade period of intense construction activity from the mid-1920s to 1950. The resulting landscape contains clusters of unique residential architecture and a fascinating history. Join SF Planners to learn more about the Sunset, identified districts, and outreach efforts.
WEDNESDAY| APRIL 20, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Preserving a Non-Traditional Cultural Resource: The Great Cloud of Witnesses
To preserve one of the city’s few African American cultural resources, a partnership was formed to work with pastor-artist Roland Gordon to designate Ingleside Presbyterian Church and its stunning interior mural-collage, The Great Cloud of Witnesses as a local landmark. Learn about the collaboration between the City, pro-bono consultants, and the artist, including challenges faced.
Displacing Gentrification: Perseverance & Preservation of the Latino Urban Community & Culture
Off-site, San Francisco Mission District
Three historical and notably famous neighborhoods have been at the center of activism, arts, and culture in California: The Mission District in San Francisco, Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, and Barrio Logan in San Diego. Learn first-hand the challenges that these neighborhoods face and the opportunities to protect cultural heritage in communities that grapple with gentrification. Included in this workshop is a tour. This free event for the community and conference attendees has limited capacity. Advance registration required.
*Transportation to the site is not provided. Guests are responsible for getting to tour site using public transit or other means.
MONDAY | April 18, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
A State of Change: Current and Best Practices in Seismic Retrofit of Historic Buildings
Golden Gate Club, Presidio of San Francisco
A technical workshop describing how to approach design of a historical seismic retrofit, current seismic retrofit technology, the laws and codes requiring retrofits in California, recent examples of seismic retrofit successes and failures, and best practices allowing compliance while preserving historic integrity. The workshop includes an orientation to the revised Preservation Brief 41, “Seismic Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings” by its author, Antonio Aguilar of the National Park Service. This workshop includes tours of four historically significant buildings each utilizing a different approach to seismic retrofit.
MONDAY | April 18, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Local Preservation Forum - Certified Local Government Training
Golden Gate Club, Presidio of San Francisco
This session will provide open dialogue and round-table discussions on topics of interest to those interested in historic preservation at the local level of government, including members of the public, local government staff and commissioners, Certified Local Governments, Main Streets, and Preserve America communities.
The California Preservation Conference has become an essential gathering for California's historic preservation community and offers a unique promotional opportunity.
You can support the conference as a Sponsor or Advertiser. There are many opportunities to promote your products and services to preservation professionals from all corners of California.
Sponsorship Program Firms can support as a Conference Sponsor or an Annual Sponsor. Conference Sponsors gain maximum exposure for the duration of the Conference advertising period. Annual Sponsors gain exposure and benefits throughout the year.
Conference Program Advertising - Resource Directory Purchasing advertising space in the Conference Program ensure that over 500 design professionals, government staff and non-profit leaders will see your company's ad. This is a great resource directory for all conference attendees. All ads are full-color and sizes range from 1/4 page to a full page.
Join us for the 41st Annual California Preservation Conference at the Presidio
CPF is pleased to host this year's conference at the historic Presidio, San Francisco. The Golden Gate Club -- in the heart of the Main Post -- is a campus-style setting. Because of the unique setting of the Presidio, we have secured room blocks across San Francisco and the Bay Area to ensure everyone has the opportunity to make reservations.
Reserve your room. Here is the link to the list of participating hotels and reservation details.
Below is a list of hotels offering group rates for the conference with the code, "CA Preservation Foundation." Full details on these hotels, including travel time and costs are here.
Getting to the Presidio Public transportation is recommended for travel to the Presidio. Hotel listings with transit routes are posted on this website under "Accommodations". 3-day transit passes can be purchased withyour conference registration and are non-refundable.
Do you want a front row seat at the premier statewide preservation conference to be held at the Presidio, San Francisco, April 16 - 20, 2016?
Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities including assisting with registration, sessions, tours, and special events during the entire conference. For every session you volunteer for, you get to attend a session for free! For those who are volunteering for workshops, events or tours you get to attend that workshop, event, or tour for free! If you are interested in volunteering, please submit the volunteer form after reading the volunteer information.