Historic Preservation & Sustainability: A Symbiotic Relationship

  • 14 Feb 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 (63103)


  • For individuals who do not hold a current USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Membership

Registration is closed

February 14 Program

Historic Preservation & Sustainability:
A Symbiotic Relationship

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: Landmarks Association of St. Louis

Master speaker and sustainable preservation expert, Walter Sedovic, FAIA, LEED AP will explore the intersection of bias, modernism, heritage, memory, and preservation in this evening lecture presented by USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Inc.

Through a lens of the symbiotic relationship between historic preservation and sustainability, the speaker will discuss:

  • Resolving the applicability of preservation standards to our modernist heritage buildings.
  • Exposure to methods of enhancing performance (energy, durability, adaptability) of heritage buildings.
  • Understanding the inherent paradox of applying National Register standards to modernist buildings.
  • Viewing architectural sustainability through a global lens involving community, culture & memory.

Walter Sedovic FAIA LEED AP has dedicated his career to sustainable preservation and design. His work and firm represent the vanguard of infusing heritage sites with green building approaches and ideologies, turning historic buildings into stellar performers – especially under current building and energy conservation codes – while maintaining authenticity and a visceral connection to each building’s historic and cultural context, its reason for being. Each project provides some measure of enriched educational and stewardship, and strong community ties. Walter is a sought-after speaker nationally and internationally on the subject of Sustainability and Preservation and was the Guest Editor of APTI’s (Association for Preservation Technology International) special edition Bulletin on Sustainable Preservation. His firm has won virtually every national preservation award. Walter has been distinguished with elevation to the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious College of Fellows.

Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation 

Sheet Metal Workers Local 36
2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 (63103) 

Free for USGBC-MGC Members, Landmarks Association of St. Louis Members, and Students
$20 for Non-members

REGISTER: Click on the Register button on the left side of this screen.

Thanks to our Program Sponsor!

Rosemann & Associates

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.


Flance Learning Center opened to students in June 2014, and aims to be an exemplary early
learning center, serving children of all incomes and backgrounds, six-weeks to six-years of age in a new, $11.5 million facility. The center’s design team placed heavy emphasis on ensuring that indoor and outdoor spaces were resource-efficient, free of toxins, healthy for students, comfortable for teachers, and cost-effective.  In recognition of this emphasis on health and environmental
sustainability, Flance Center is registered to become only the 4th LEED for Schools Certified
Preschool in the world.   Universal Design features are also incorporated to create a convenient
experience for staff and students, regardless of physical ability, thereby creating an environment in which special-needs and typical-needs children can thrive side-by-side in the same classrooms.