The Architecture and Sustainability Program of Ferris State University has a Place Matters speaker series at the Big Rapids campus. The next speaker is Brian D. Conway who's bio is below. AIAGR is invited to attend this free lecture for AIA credit. Brian will be speaking on Historic Preservation in Architecture.
Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Officer in 1997. In that capacity, he directs the State Historic Preservation Office in fulfilling the state’s responsibility under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, including the identification, protection, and redevelopment of historic and archaeological resources. He has been involved with historic preservation and the rehabilitation of historic buildings throughout Michigan since 1980. Conway holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and a Masters of Architecture degree from the University for Florida. He served on the board of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and is an adjunct professor in Eastern Michigan University’s graduate program in historic preservation. Conway coauthored the award-winning book Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America published by Gibbs Smith Publishing in 2016 and recently completed a second book, Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy published by Visual Profile Books in 2018. He has lectured across the country on topics related to modernism and historic preservation. Conway’s work on modernism in Michigan won the 2016 Advocacy Award of Excellence from Docomomo US.