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Hugh C. Miller, FAIA

Former Chief Historical Architect, National Park Service


“Sustainability and the Principles of the Whole Building Ecology - Learning from Historic Buildings: Myths, Mistakes and Truism”

Wednesday · 7 October 2009 · 9:00 AM
Dean's Conference Room, 202 Cowgill Hall
Wiss Center Lecture

Everyone is invited to the next meeting of the Henry and Dorothy Wiss Center for Theory and History of Art and Architecture to be held Wednesday October 7, 2009 at 9:00 AM in the Dean’s Conference Room, Cowgill Hall.

Hugh C. Miller, FAIA, former Chief Historical Architect, National Park Service, and former Virginia State Historic Preservation Officer, Richmond, VA, who will deliver an illustrated talk titled “Sustainability and the Principles of the Whole Building Ecology - Learning from Historic Buildings: Myths, Mistakes and Truism.” A distinguished professional and international authority in historic preservation, as a planner, teacher and advisor, Mr.Miller has remained committed to the values of preservation. At the VA Department of Historic Resources from 1989 to 1994, he spearheaded new programs identifying heritage places and encouraged contextual design in historic districts. He expanded the survey and documentation of historic places and initiated recognition of African-American and Native American sites. Focusing attention on the recent Pocantico Proclamation on Sustainability and Historic Preservation of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Mr. Miller will explain why historic preservation must today play a central role in efforts to make the built environment more sustainable. Refreshments will be served.

Please visit the website of the Henry H. Wiss CTHAA for more information on the Wiss Center.