form+works debuts at CPI Saving Places

Jessica Reske, Founding Partner of form+works design group, LLC is presenting at this week’s Colorado Preservation Inc’s Saving Places Conference (click here for the Conference Website). Below is a list of her sessions, please join in and say hello!

Friday 2/3 1:45-3:00pm

True Confessions  (FF4)

Norman Weiss, faculty member in Columbia University’s historic preservation program, has stated that treating historic buildings is not only about reversibility but also about retreatability. This session will explore how or if we can ensure that today’s best practices are sustainable, if future generations will be able to continue our work based on the choices we make today, and how to deal with “fixes” done in the past in the name of protecting / preserving the material and resource that are actually exacerbating or causing on-going deterioration.

*AIA HSW Continuing Education Credit

  • Patricia Carmody
  • Estella Cole
  • Jessica Reske
  • Belinda Zink

Friday 2/3 3:15-4:30pm

Bosler House – Technical Details  (FG5)

Constructed in 1875, the Bosler House is one of the oldest residences in Denver. In 2007 the roof of the building was removed in preparation for a renovation project. As a Denver Landmark, the alterations proposed were not acceptable, and the project was stopped. The building sat vacant without a roof for nearly 10 years. In 2015, a Historic Structure Assessment for the building was completed by Hord Coplan Macht and JVA, Inc. Following completion of the HSA, a roof replacement project was completed in conjunction with exterior rehabilitation work including reconstruction of missing character defining features and rehabilitation of exterior materials.

This session will focus on the technical details and documentation of the Bosler House throughout the exterior rehabilitation. The design team for the exterior rehabilitation of the house will provide an overview of the condition of the house in 2015, prior to the start of the rehabilitation. The presentation will include analysis of the challenges faced during design and reconstruction of missing character defining features. Design decisions will be reviewed including use of traditional methods and materials as opposed to use of new construction materials and methods. Documentation of the Bosler House will be covered, with particular attention to on site documentation work completed at the onset of the project and production of a 3D Revit model. Use of the digital model during design and construction will be covered as it was particularly valuable in reviewing features of the house to be reconstructed.

*AIA, AIA HSW Continuing Education Credit

  • Christine Britton
  • Ian Glaser
  • Allison Harper
  • Jessica Reske

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