Category Archives: Preservation

Join Christine Franck and AIA Colorado’s Regional and Urban Design Knowledge Community for Historic Preservation Discussion

From AIA Colorado Regional and Urban Design Knowledge Community: This March we’ll dive into the realm of historic preservation with a round table showcasing a few of our very own AIA Colorado member principals and directors who have firsthand experience working on these properties and the policies which surround them. The round table will consist of presentations from our featured guests followed by a discussion of current policy surrounding the subject of historic preservation and what we can do within our own communities in this regard.

Joining us to share their expertise include:

Nan Anderson, FAIA, 2018 AIA Architect of the year, representing Anderson Hallas in Golden, CO for their work with historic preservation throughout the state.

Cristof Eigelberger, AIA, international architect and founding principal of Eigelberger Architecture and Design, previous architectural associate at Backen, Gillam, and Kroeger, and now based in Aspen, CO and Los Angeles, CA.

Christine Franck, AIA, the first executive director of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, and founding principal of Christine G.H . Franck Architecture, based in Denver, CO.

Sarah Broughton, AIA, 2020 AIA Colorado Western Director and previous chair of the City of Aspen’s Historic Preservation Commission, providing both Aspen, CO and Denver, CO perspectives.

Join us in celebrating these renegades not only their work on Nationally Registered Historic Sites but also their experience with historic preservation and its political arena.


The Regional & Urban Design Knowledge Community (R+UDKC) looks at issues that impact the urban environment with a focus on the Denver Metro Area.

Knowledge Community monthly meetings are AIA Colorado member-only* events. There’s no long-term time commitment and members may attend as many monthly meetings as you’re interested in. Unless specifically stated for special events, there is no registration cost to attend monthly knowledge community meetings.

*R+UDKC meetings are also open to AIAS, APA Colorado and Colorado CNU members.


EVENT DETAILS

Thursday, March 12, 5:00 Pm – 6:30 Pm AIA Colorado, 303 E 17th Ave #110, Denver, CO 80203

For more information and to RSVP, please use this link: https://aiacolorado.org/events/rudkc03122020/

Mississippi Rising


Seeing the terrible devastation of parts of Abaco and Grand Bahama in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, has sadly reminded of my work in Mississippi with my New Urbanist colleagues shortly after Katrina. Since our efforts there, much has been learned about recovery and rebuilding after natural disasters. Indeed, the work began at the charrette by the architecture team has gone on to evolve into emergency housing as well as also being at the forefront of the tiny home movement.

(R. John Anderson and John Anderson, AIA (left to right) pose in front of our architecture team’s presentation. Other members of the architecture team included Allison H. Anderson, AIA, Marianne Cusato, Milton Wilfred Grenfell, Susan M. Henderson, Christine G. H. Franck, Michael G. Imber, Gary Williams Justiss, Eric Moser, and Stephen A. Mouzon.)

I am republishing the following essay, which I wrote after returning from the Mississippi Renewal Forum. At the time I struggled to put into words what I had seen and experienced, as I know so many will now again. My heart is with them as is my hope that some of what we learned then can help now.

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Christine G. H. Franck’s Design for Shopfront Renovation Wins Carnegie Hill Neighbors 2013 Enrichment Award

“For the harmonious and contextually sensitive renovation of the row of storefront facades on the east side of Madison Avenue immediately north of 88th Street,” the Carnegie Hill Neighbors will recognize the Board of Directors of 47 East 88th Street on May 13, 2013 at the National Academy Museum.

View of storefronts AFTER renovation. Image by Stan Honda from Carnegie Hill News Spring 2013, Vol. 34, No. 1.

View of storefronts AFTER renovation. Image by Stan Honda from Carnegie Hill News Spring 2013, Vol. 34, No. 1.

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Historic Fort Worth 2010 Award for Excellence in Preservation awarded to The Brent Hull Companies and Christine G. H. Franck, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fort Worth, TX – September 20, 2010

Historic Fort Worth has awarded the Byrd Residence its 2010 Residential Award recognizing excellence in the rehabilitation of historic homes.  Fort Worth homebuilder and master-craftsman Brent Hull of The Brent Hull Companies collaborated with New York-based design firm Christine G. H. Franck, Inc. to restore this historic home to its original charm.

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Fort Worth Home Restored to its Colonial Revival Charm

When an historic Colonial Revival home in Fort Worth, Texas needed a gentle facelift to restore its original beauty, the homeowners called on Brent Hull of Hull Historical to head up the renovations. For classical expertise in renovating the facade, Hull Historical turned to Christine G. H. Franck, Inc.

Byrd Residence after renovation

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Oldest Jewish Congregation in America Unveils Preservation of 1829 Cemetery, Design by Christine G.H. Franck

Shearith Israel, the Oldest Jewish Congregation in North America, Unveils First Phase of the Preservation of Its 1829 Cemetery On West 21st Street

See coverage from DNAInfo.com

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Lecture on Traditional American Rooms, ICAA Texas Chapter

Winterthur Style Sourcebook: Traditional American Rooms
a lecture by Christine G. H. Franck and Brent Hull
Thursday, April 22, 2010, Gilliland Residence, 3720 Beverly Drive, Dallas, TX

978-1-56523-322-5

The lecture will explore the Winterthur Museum’s period rooms, the role of the Colonial Revival throughout America and the South, and their relevance for the best of design and craftsmanship today.

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Lecture and Booksigning, ICAA Interiors Seminar, Atlanta February 5-6, 2010

Christine G. H. Franck and Brent Hull lecture on The Winterthur Style Sourcebook, Traditional American Rooms: Celebrating Style, Craftsmanship, and Historic Woodwork. 

Friday, February 5

Lecture & Book-signing for Winterthur Style Sourcebook: Traditional American Rooms – Celebrating Style, Craftsmanship, and Historic Woodwork.

The book has been called “an extremely useful design guide and tutorial on the creation of classic interior architecture,” by Period Homes, and the authors’ lecture will present fascinating information about stylistic origins that will be of great interest to architects, design professionals, and the general public.

6:30 P.M. Reception; 7:00 P.M. Lecture

Location: Rhodes Hall – Headquarters for The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, 1516 Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30309 

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