NPS@100: Modernizing National Park Service Buildings for the Next Century

Learn how to balance preservation with sustainability goals.


The question feels as timeless, and as significant, as the National Parks themselves. As these historically significant facilities mark a century of development, how do we balance their preservation with the rehabilitation necessary to serve today's parks and visitors?

This dynamic presentation will explore case studies that illustrate how an integrated design approach can successfully balance preservation and sustainability goals. This discussion is sure to inspire you in your work, wherever it intersects with these universal questions.

Learning objectives

  • Appreciate the history of National Park Service facilities development over the past 100 years, including the early rustic period, the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration, the Mission 66 program, and efforts today.
  • Understand the sometimes-conflicting goals of historic preservation and high-performance modernization.
  • Learn how an integrated design approach can balance preservation and sustainability goals for an optimal solution that addresses both compliance and client needs.
  • See successful strategies and lessons learned from two case studies in the NPS Northeast Region.
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 $25  member
1.00 LU
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  • Robert Hotes

    Senior Associate / Senior Historic Preservation Expert | EYP

    For EYP, Bob focuses on the restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings for institutional...