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Preservation Matters V Symposium

The Tulane University School of Architecture Preservation Studies program, with the Preservation Resource Center and The Historic New Orleans Collection, will host “Preservation in New Orleans: Looking Back, Moving Forward,” a symposium analyzing the past and future of preservation in New Orleans, on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

Expert-led sessions will highlight the factors that shaped preservation efforts in New Orleans from the 19th century to today and ask what future architectural preservation in the region will look like.

The one-day event runs from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at The Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130. Tickets are $40 for the general public and $25 for students.

Online ticket sales end at 4:00pm on Thursday, October 4. Tickets will still be available for purchase at the door.


Speakers include:

  • John Stubbs, director, Tulane School of Architecture Preservation Studies program
  • Richard Campanella, geographer, Tulane School of Architecture
  • Howard Margot, archivist and historian, The Historic New Orleans Collection
  • Ann Masson, architectural historian, Tulane School of Architecture
  • Robert Cangelosi, architect and architectural historian
  • Danielle Del Sol, director, Preservation Resource Center
  • Jack Davis, former interim executive director, Preservation Resource Center


Friday, October 5

8:30 – Registration

9:00 – Welcome Remarks

Daniel Hammer, The New Orleans Collection; Iñaki Alday, Dean, Tulane School of Architecture; John Stubbs, Director, Master of Preservation Studies

9:20 – An Urban Geography of New Orleans: Transformation and Preservation Over Three Centuries.

Introductory lecture by Richard Campanella, Tulane University

10:00 – Break

10:20 – The Firsts in New Orleans Preservation – The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

Howard Margot, archivist and curator, The Historic New Orleans Collection.

11:10 – Early Community Interests & Commitment to Preservation – 1900 thru the Interwar Years – Causes, Leaders & Accomplishments.

Ann Masson, architectural historian, Tulane University

12:00 – Lunch at leisure

1:15 – The Forging of a Discipline, Post War Modernization and Preservation 1950 – 1980.

Robert Cangelosi, Koch & Wilson, Architects

2:00 – Today’s Preservation Field – Expansion of the Field from 1980 until the Present.

Danielle Del Sol, Executive Director, Preservation Resource Center and Jack Davis, writer and preservation advocate

3:00 – Break

3:30 – Learning from Preservation’s Past – Speculations & Recommendations Going Forward.

John H. Stubbs, Session Chair. Speakers and conference attendees offer predictions and recommendations for going forward.

4:30 – End of Conference.

5:00 – 6:30 – Reception in honor Dr. Eugene D. Cizek at The Historic New Orleans Collection museum, 533 Royal Street


“We are excited to gather preservation professionals and enthusiasts in this special tricentennial year,” said Stubbs. “The New Orleans we know today was molded in large part by the efforts of preservationists and activists. This symposium will tell their stories while looking forward to understand the future of the field.”


October 5, 2018
9:00am — 5:00pm
$25 – $40
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Preservation Resource Center
(504) 581-7032


The Historic New Orleans Collection
410 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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(504) 523-4662