WORKING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN GEORGIA
The Preservation Professionals group (formerly Industry Council) hosts several informal gatherings throughout the year to highlight hot preservation issues and provide a forum for our members to meet each other and network with peers.
The next networking and educational event is in the works, so stop by this page soon for more information.
In April 2006, more than 70 people attended the Historic Preservation for Building Industry Professionals during The Georgia Trust Annual Meeting & Ramble. During the day-long event, attendees visited historic sites throughout Athens, including the award-winning Bottleworks complex and several historic buildings on UGA's historic campus, to get a behind-the-scenes look at recent successful rehabilitation projects. More information
In September, we toured the Savannah College of Art & Design's new Midtown Atlanta campus and learned how the school's preservation and development interests are changing the face of the city. More information (PDF).
In July 2005, the Preservation Professionals Council held its first event, highlighting the Belt Line proposal. More than 60 people attended the event, which featured Ryan Gravel, president of Friends of the Belt Line. More information (PDF).
In November 2005, the group took a hard-hat tour of historic Herren's Restaurant, located on Luckie Street in downtown Atlanta that is currently being adapted for reuse as a theater. The event will feature history of the famous site, plus a discussion on the challenges and successes associated with combining preservation philosophy with sustainable building practices. A hard-hat tour of the site will follow the discussion. More information (PDF).
January 10, 2006, the Preservation Professionals Council hosted an in-depth look at the new Beltline Tax Allocation District (TAD) in Atlanta. More than 60 people attended to learn about some of the opportunities for redevelopment of historic buildings and compatible infill design. More information (PDF).