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A Breakfast to Sustain You

Friday, April 18 started at 7:45 AM, at our Breakfast to Sustain You, held in the Officer’s Club on Historic Fort Douglas. If you have not heard it already, the breakfast emphasized the saying that the "greenest building is the one that’s already built." We learned how historic preservation and new green building practices are breaking ground across Utah and setting national trends and why preservationists should be leading this cause.


Barbara Campagna, AIA, LEED AP, and Graham Gund Architect of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will speak on the relationship between historic preservation and sustainability. Barbara A. Campagna is the Director of Architecture for the 29 historic sites operated by the National Trust and is one of the leaders of the National Trust’s Sustainability Initiative. Barbara just completed her term as the President of the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT), where she led the efforts of the organization’s Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation. She is the former Chair of the Seattle Historic Resources Committee and organized a symposium on Sustainability and Historic Preservation in 2005. She received the National AIA Young Architect of the Year Award in 2002 and under her leadership, APT received the National 2007 AIA Award for Collaborative Achievement for their sustainable preservation efforts.


Hank Louis, visiting faculty at the University of Utah's College of Architecture+Planning, will discuss his pioneering project DesignBuildBLUFF. Henry “Hank” J. Louis received a Masters of Architecture from the University of Utah in 1987 and began teaching graduate students at the College of Architecture and Planning. Later, he started his own for-profit architectural firm, Gigaplex, Inc. Still teaching at the University, Hank realized that his students needed real-life experience in their chosen field. Having always had a keen interest in the drastic need for sustainable housing on the Navajo Reservation, he married these two passions and suddenly Hank recognized his mission. He founded the nonprofit architectural organization DesignBuildBLUFF in 2000. This organization designs and builds unique sustainable green homes on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation located outside of Bluff, UT, in the four corners region of Utah. The beauty of the work that Hank does is in the way that a specific project provides life-long benefits for all involved. DesignBuildBLUFF's work was recently featured in the November 2007 issue of Dwell magazine, and you can follow this semester's progress at their blog.


Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon will welcome conference goers to Salt Lake County and discuss his priorities for historic buildings and landscapes in the county.

Registration for the breakfast is included in All-In-One registration at $125, or individually purchased for $25 per person.