Preservation is an evolving endeavor. Technical abilities change, some old construction techniques are lost, and new ones are created. The philosophies and aesthetics of preservation also change over time. By examining contemporary renovation and preservation projects from around the globe at scales both large and small, what practices might the Blue Grass Trust apply to the Benjamin H. Latrobe-designed Pope Villa (ca. 1811)?
Jeffrey Johnson, AIA, is the director of the School of Architecture at the University of Kentucky’s College of Design and a principal with SLAB Architecture, PLLC based in Brooklyn, New York.
Haviland Argo, AIA, and member of the Blue Grass Trust’s Pope Villa Committee, grew up on a farm in rural Kentucky. He holds degrees in architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and the College of Design at the University of Kentucky.
Their seminar, “Now: Preservation & Architecture,” will be held at the Dr. Thomas H. Morgan House, 210 N. Broadway, in downtown Lexington.