2020 NKY Restoration Friday Professional Track

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NKY Restoration is again offering relevant continuing education classes for those who work on Historic and Restoration endeavors in Northern Kentucky, specifically in the Architecture, Planning and now Real Estate professions. Our Friday professional development classes are offered to those in the Architecture, Planning & Real Estate professions that are seeking AIA or AICP CEU's
AIA and AICP classes are free, but pre-registration is required for the event.
(Please note AIA CEUs have been APPROVED)

LAST YEARS 2019 Professional Series Classes 


Classes Begin Promptly at times listed.

Preservation Partnerships: Joining Public & Private Resources to Preserve Buildings
Joe Klare - The Catalytic Fund
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.am

An in-depth presentation on how public and private resources can be combined to execute projects in your community. Topics include gab financing, historic tax credits, historic district overlays, public support and project finance.

Preservation and Form Based Codes
John Yung - Urban Fast Forward, Christopher Myers - City of Covington
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Form-based codes are gaining popularity among municipalities across the country. While it can at as a tool for preservation, is it the best one? This session will delve into the process, reasoning and impacts of Bellevue's and Cincinnati's form based codes and how it impacted its historic community. It further goes into Covington's effort to develop a new land use code with the aim toward encouraging preservation and revitalization.


Identifying and Addressing Hazardous Materials in Historic Buildings
Michelle Paranuik - m.a.c. Paran
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Are there obvious and hidden contaminants in that historic building? The session will focus on identifying and managing the environmental risks and requirements while renovating historic buildings. Special emphasis are on the most common contaminants that impact the project and bottom line including asbestos, lead-based paint, radon, and mold

Solar Energy for Historic Buildings: Preserving Character While Promoting Sustainability
Robert McCracken - Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance
12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m

For many people in the historic preservation space, there is a belief that solar negatively impacts the character of historic buildings. As interest in solar continues to grow across the country, historic districts will face increased pressure to allow solar. It is important for planners, architects, and preservation advocates to understand how solar can be incorporated into historic buildings and develop policies that allow solar while preserving the character of the building. This session will look at the costs and benefits of installing solar and discuss what a solar installation involves. It will also cover the various ways that solar can be incorporated into historic buildings and review different ways to address conflicts that could arise between owners that want solar and historic districts.

Saving Buildings = Saving Communities

Emily Ahouse - Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, Beth Johnson City of Cincinnati

1:35 pm - 2:35 pm


Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are defined and characterized by their historic building, neighborhood and fabric. These regions are also characterized by their unique neighborhood culture and identify. The buildings, both landmark and vernacular architecture are a large part of that identity. Historic Preservation needs to be a key component of successful neighborhood revitalization efforts. This session will give you a history and overview of tools, resources and methods of Historic Preservation used in neighborhood revitalization and show you a local case study where these tools and resources have been used to bring vitality to the neighborhood.


This event has been partially funded through efforts of our local vendors and craftsmen in addition to partial funding with federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, and administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council. The contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the Department on the Interior.

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