The California Preservation Foundation is privileged to hold the conference at San Diego's historic Naval Training Center - a reused former military base closed in the 1990s and now undergoing a massive rehabilitation and reuse effort.
About Liberty Station Liberty Station is a mixed-use development in San Diego, California on the site of the former Naval Training Center San Diego. NTC at Liberty Station, located at the former Naval Training Center in Point Loma, is San Diego’s flagship civic, arts, and culture district. With 28 acres of beautifully renovated Spanish Revival architecture, NTC is a new landmark showcasing San Diego’s creative community.
Plenary Session will feature our keynote speaker, M. Wayne Donaldson.
The Pre-conference workshops focus on the California Historical Building Code, certified realtor training in historic properties, plaster casts, and disaster planning.
Study Tours include "A Tikiphile's Ultimate Tour", "The Town that the Railway Built", Cliff May Ranch Houses, San Diego Downtown Revitalization, Adobes, and San Diego Modernism.
Youth Art Competition. The artwork of Middle School to College-level students throughout San Diego County will be prominently displayed in the exhibition hall. Winning projects will be announced during the Plenary Session.
Special Events will be held onsite at the Naval Training Center. Meet-up with old friends at the Opening Reception, 3-Minute Success Stories, and the annual membership meeting.
Making the Case
You can have the best preservation project but you are going to have to ‘make the case’ to get the building permits, to receive tax credits, and to garner owner and community support (we also learned this year we still need to ‘make the case’ to get a state historic tax credit approved in California). In this track we will roll up our sleeves and get to the nuts and bolts of navigating through the regulatory and legal challenges of successful preservation.
Thinking Outside of the Glass Box: Preserving Modern Resources
Owing to California’s explosive postwar growth, Modernism is an integral part of the state’s built landscape. Midcentury design is now the darling of popular culture and preservation efforts targeting Modern resources are commonplace. Still, many challenges remain and it is time to push the conversation forward. Join us in exploring some of these issues, including how Modernism’s essential characteristics contribute to its vulnerabilities, the utility of current integrity standards and preservation planning methodologies, the complexities of conserving innovative building materials, and the need to expand our efforts to encompass a younger and more diverse range of architectural styles and typologies.
Unique Challenges in Preservation
This track explores the challenges, strategies, lessons learned and successful efforts toward documenting and preserving a variety of significant resources traditionally less understood by a wider preservation community. These unique resources include linear transportation corridors, American Indian cultural heritage sites and contemporary ethnic cultural landscapes. The track also explores emergent issues regarding the effect climate change could have on historic resources with shared case studies already established. Additionally, challenges in resource preservation within California’s State Parks presents a unique situation balancing resource rehabilitation and archaeology.Critical Look As we near the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act, CPF welcomes a lively discussion of the state of our movement in California. What’s been working, and what needs revamping? Where can we find new messages, partners, and techniques that promote the preservation of California’s heritage? These sessions explore how historic preservation goals are being met through collaboration and finding common ground with broader public programs and policies, as well as how resistance to change threatens our future effectiveness.
The Tools of Tech Preservationists are using technologies at an ever increasing rate to supplement (and in some cases replace) their traditional tools. From inventory management systems to augmented reality, this track will explore how preservationists are leveraging technologies across various fields of practice to evaluate, record, preserve, analyze, build, and deliver their projects.
Do you want a front row seat at the premier statewide preservation conference to be held at the Naval Training Center, San Diego, April 29 - May 2nd, 2015?
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.
The Three-Minute Success Stories event is an opportunity to present your very own preservation success story!
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!