Scribbles Worth Saving

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Journal, Material Conservation

Often in the restoration and renovation process, little gems of history hidden within buildings are overlooked and lost forever. When measuring the Judge’s bench at the Colorado County Courthouse, I noticed a very faint penciled inscription written upside-down on the interior of a desk drawer. After some photography and digital manipulation the inscription became clear: […]

Texas Courthouse Restoration Funding

Texas Courthouse Restoration Funding

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Journal

I recently spoke on behalf of VOH and the Texas Society of Architects before the Senate Finance Committee in support of funding for Texas courthouse restoration through the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program. My preparation for this hearing flowed so naturally that I thought I’d share it here as well. “The focus of my testimony today is […]

To Replace, or not to Replace

To Replace, or not to Replace

Fortunately, that is NOT the question. But it is a topic we discuss a lot, and not because it’s a fresh debate! More so for its ambiguity, and sometimes research studies on window glazing systems [1] can be too academic to dilute for today’s lightning-fast culture [2]. In simple terms, no reasonable person is going to […]