Heritage Structures: Opportunities and Challenges

Historic buildings and sites offer rich opportunities for communities to connect with the past while enriching the built environment. Retaining, rehabilitating and reusing existing structures offers cultural, social, environmental and economic benefits and can contribute greatly to a sustainable and vibrant future. However, projects involving heritage places come with their own challenges and demand specific approaches and often innovative, creative responses. In this session led by Vancouver Heritage Foundation, several significant, recently completed projects will be presented and discussed by the professionals involved to share specific challenges and solutions, as well as illuminate heritage conservation principles in practice.

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Room 221/222
Learning Units (LUs): 1.5 Core

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Presented by:

Donald Luxton FRAIC, CAHP

Donald Luxton is founder and principal at Donald Luxton & Associates, a leading heritage and cultural resource management consultancy in western Canada. A heritage consultant, advocate, educator and author, he has worked on numerous projects over more than three decades including municipal planning, heritage registers, restoration of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, and the developmentRead More

Judith Mosley MSc, CAHP

Judith Mosley is the Executive Director of Vancouver Heritage Foundation. She holds a degree in History from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Conservation of Historic Buildings from the University of Bath. Vancouver Heritage Foundation promotes the appreciation and conservation of historic places in Vancouver through educational programming, online resources, projects and grants.Read More

Mitch Sakumoto Architect AIBC, MRAIC, CAHP

Mitch joined Merrick Architecture in 1998 primarily to assume a senior role in the design, development and co-ordination of the Vancouver Island Cancer Centre. Since that time he has contributed significantly to the successful realization of this and many other small and/or large scale complex projects and recently completed the SRO Renewal Initiative – aRead More

John Sherstobitoff P.Eng., Principal, Ausenco

John is a structural engineer and globally recognised seismic expert with 30+ years of experience in structural and seismic analysis and design of infrastructure and buildings. He led the design for the seismic upgrading of the historic Lord Strathcona Elementary School in Vancouver, completed in 2016, including the 1897 load-bearing brick and stone building notableRead More