Events, awards, and project milestones.
2014 Revitalization Project Winner
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
Artefact was honored for its work on the Simon Silk Mill by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.
Back to the Future
Lehigh Valley Business
Adaptive reuse is trending as a welcome alternative for developers and preservationists. Read more at Lehigh Valley Business.
Women of Influence Award
Lehigh Valley Business
Christine Ussler was honored as a Woman of Influence by Lehigh Valley Business
VideoRay Completes Major Expansion
“The final result is a 1920 ambiance, in particular throughout the office area, married to the operational needs of the business including the test tank with large vision panels embedded in the reinforced concrete walls.” Read more about the project at VideoRay’s website.
Why is our Tower Leaking?
Association for Preservation Technology
Christine Ussler and John Harry presented “Charles McKim and Transitional Building Techniques: Or… Why is our Tower Leaking?” at the Association for Preservation Technology International 2012 Conference in Charleston, SC. Get the session hand-out.
2011 Special Citation
AIA Eastern Pennsylvania
“Subtle, respectful, well analyzed.” Artefact received a Special Citation from the AIA Eastern Pennsylvania 2011 Design Awards for the Northampton County Courthouse window restoration and exterior repair project.
Other jurors comments:
“Very thoughtful detailing; beautiful results.”
“Artful management of limited project budget with strategic interventions to preserve historical fabric, replace less sensitive alterations and fix non-functioning construction.”
Read more about the project in Architect Magazine.
2011 World Architecture Festival
Christine Ussler and Lucienne Di Biase Dooley attended the 2011 World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Barcelona, November 2-4.
Greening Historic Communities
What Works, What Doesn’t, and What Should Change
Christine Ussler and Lucienne Di Biase Dooley attended the Green Historic Communities Symposium in Wilmington, Delaware. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency convened the symposium on June 15 to 16, 2011.
Allentown HARB Consultancy
Christine Ussler is the City of Allentown HARB Consultant. The HARB (Historical Architectural Review Board) is a group of volunteers appointed by City Council to review designs for construction and demolition within the historic districts of Allentown.