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First Time Renovator: Renovate Right

This three-night course focuses on how best to manage a renovation project.  Good for first-timers or anyone who wishes to become more knowledgeable by learning from experienced renovators and local professionals. Topics covered include project management, working with city agencies, working successfully with your contractor, when to use an architect, and maintaining the historic character of your house.

Course dates include Tuesday, March 7, March 14, and March 28, from 6:00-8:30pm.

Registration fee covers admission to all three nights of the course.

Course schedule

Day 1: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:00-8:30

Overview of the Renovation Process
Project Management
Presented by Louis Schneider, Construction Manager, Neighborhood Housing Services

Nailing Down the Best Bid Possible For Your Project
Presented by Craig Brouillette, Nola Housing

Successfully Working with an Architect
Presented by Andrew Spaulding, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Assoc.
Architect, Jahnke & Burns

Renovating a Project in a Historic District
Zachary Bogardus
M&Z Renovations, LLC

Day 2: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:00-8:30

Navigating Permitting Agencies
Presented by Zachary R. Smith, Department of Safety and Permits, City of New Orleans

Maintaining Historic Integrity of your Building, and Working with the Historic Districts Landmarks Commission
HDLC Representative

Making Your Historic Home More Energy Efficient and Restoring Wood Windows
Presented by Bill Robinson, Train 2 Build

Day 3: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:00-8:30

Kitchen and Bath Design and New Market Trends for Housing
Presented by Christopher E. Johnson, Architect, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Assoc.

LA Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits
Harvey George Burns, AIA, NCARB

Lessons Learned from a Historic Renovation
Roger Watkins, Experienced Historic Renovator


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$ 65.00
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March 7, 2017 at 6:00pm
March 28, 2017 at 8:30pm
$50.00 – $65.00
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Suzanne Blaum
(504) 636-3040


Preservation Resource Center
923 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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(504) 581-7032