How can you look at an historic building and know that it should be preserved or landmarked? Join Adam Rubin, CAC Director of Interpretation, and member of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, and learn what to look for to determine if a building qualifies for preservation designation.
Chicago’s historic resources lend our city its unique sense of place. But what does it take to legally ensure a building’s protection? How are historic construction materials cared for differently than newer materials? And what will we need to do differently to protect a newer and expanded class of culturally significant sites as they become “historic”?
This outdoor program will focus on sites near the CAC and the Chicago River and will involve walking less than a mile. The program will begin and end at the CAC.
Program Speaker: Adam Rubin
Adam Rubin is an architectural historian and has worked as a researcher, writer and preservation educator in cities across the country. He currently serves as Director of Interpretation at the Chicago Architecture Center. Prior to assuming this position, Adam contributed work to an historic resources study of properties along Chicago's North Lake Shore Drive, with an emphasis on the documentation of Modernist residential high-rises along the lakefront. Previously, Adam has developed and led public education initiatives and outreach programs focused on historic resources and landscapes at Docomomo US, Landmark West, the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Los Angeles Conservancy.