AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI February Joint Meeting

AIA Akron & 
Akron-Canton CSI
February Joint Meeting
Please join us for a comprehensive discussion of Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits and the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits.
When:         February 18, 2015
                              5:00 PM Registration, Social, Cash Bar
                              6:00 PM Dinner
                              7:00 PM Panel Discussion
Where:        Secret Cellar
                              176 E Main St, Kent, OH 44240
Deadline to Register: 4:30 February 12, 2016
Lauren A. Pinney Burge, AIA, Principal Lauren Burge
Chambers, Murphy & Burge Historical Architecture
Lauren Burge is a registered architect and principal of Chambers, Murphy & Burge Historical Architecture.  Ms. Burge is a graduate of the Kent State College of Architecture and Environmental Design. She holds a certificate in Optical Microscopy from the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education.   For over twenty years, she and business partner, Elizabeth Corbin Murphy, FAIA have dedicated the firm’s practice to work on historic and existing structures.  They are nationally recognized for their expertise in historic preservation.   Projects range from great estates and state capitols to Main Street revitalization plans and humble historic farmsteads.
Ms. Burge served on the working group that formed the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit application process. She is currently a member of the AIA National Historic Resources Committee Advisory Group and will serve as National Chair in 2019.  She has served multiple terms as a board member of Progress Through Preservation of Greater Akron.  Ms. Burge has presented lectures on historic preservation, design guidelines, and preservation technology at regional and national conferences.
Chambers, Murphy & Burge created the first commercial National Register Historic District in downtown Akron.  To date, the historic tax credit work of the firm has leveraged over $46 million dollars of construction in the greater Akron area, and over $150 million dollars statewide.
Dana Noel
Dana Noel is a lifelong resident of Akron, Ohio. He is a contractor who has been engaged in multifamily and commercial construction for over 25 years. He founded JERA Contractors in 2001, and for fifteen years has specialized in federal and state tax credit projects involving the adaptive reuse of historic buildings. JERA Contractors has restored many building types, both large and small, and re purposed them into a variety of award wining commercial and residential uses.
Dana believes strongly in the necessity of preserving our past as a way to maintain identity and place. JERA Contractors mission is to play a collaborative role in restoring use and vitality to our landmarks and to maintain a continuity of spirit where people and community can thrive.
Current work in progress is rehabilitation of the Grace Hospital campus in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. Besides upgrading facilities and reinstating dormant in-patient clinical services, the adjacent historic Olney Mansion is being converted to a therapeutic spa, and the Olney Gallery, one of the nations’ fist public art galleries, will become a specialty grocery.
AIA CE logoPART 2: Rehabilitation Tax Credits and the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits. This panel
discussion will feature experienced team members in the preservation profession. They will review the process from the point of view of the architect, the construction manager and the owner. This is a unique opportunity to see how the building preservation process is accomplished from all members of the team.
Bring your questions with you as there will be time to talk with members of the panel.
Learning Objectives:
  1. What are the project requirements to qualify for Federal Rehabilitation and Ohio Historic Tax Credits? Are they compatible with building code requirements?
  2. Does rehabilitating an existing building cost more? What factors impact cost? How do the tax credits impact the overall building proforma?
  3. How do preservation and tax credit rules affect construction schedule and management? What happens if you can’t find the right craftsmen?
  4. How do the rules associated with the tax credits impact design? Is creativity stifled?
AIA CES Approved Credits 1 LU/HSW.
Deadline to Register, February 15, 2016


Thursday February 18, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST


Secret Cellar
176 E Main St
Kent, OH 44240
Driving Directions

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call me. Contact information below.
Thank you for your attention and response, and I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Carolyne Tinsley, Executive Director
AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI