AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series w/Craig Garcia

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May 20, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Join AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series (Virtual)


Speaker: Craig Garcia, AIA, Principal Gage Architecture

Title: Adaptive Reuse: Process and Perspective

AIA Credit: 1.0 LU

Cost: $10


Participants, through review of several recent projects, will understand the benefits and process by directing a property owner’s “vision” through adaptive reuse.

Case studies include:

  • Axelrad beer garden, adaptive reuse as the only solution integrating family history on a shoestring budget
  • 306 Main Street: historical importance integrated into the design and direction of a main street project.
  • Cadeco Industries: coffee production and spirits in a wwii structure

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss strategies, benefits, challenges and opportunities inherent to adaptive reuse practices
  • Investigate the evolution of historical adaptive reuse structures and their influence on the collective memory of the community in which they reside.
  • Explore tangible strategies for design professionals to promote adaptive reuse and opportunities to reuse existing buildings
  • Analyze examples of local adaptive reuse projects, examining elements of their success and financial and social impact.

Bio: Craig Garcia, AIA, NCARB is founding principal of Gage Architecure, Inc. Craig began his career working with firms specializing in hospital, industrial and financial institutions. Craig, with a leap of faith started his own firm specializing in adaptive reuse and historical preservation. Gage has developed adaptive reuse projects throughout the Houston area and historical residential projects in Harpers Ferry Virginia. Gage Architecture is an award winning firm focusing on adaptive reuse, historical preservation and community developments with historical significance.