We shape our buildings; thereafter, our buildings shape us.

Winston Churchill   


BEtalks: Dialogues on the Built Environment: ADAPTIVE REUSE

BEtalks: Dialogues on the Built Environment is part of the Society’s public program series designed to address the broader issues of the built environment.  The purpose of these programs is to serve as an educational platform that informs the community discussion about land use, development, urban planning, historic preservation, and sustainability.  Within this framework, we invite you to join us for an evening-under-the-stars with case study presentations on the topic of ADAPTIVE REUSE.  Presenters:

Trip Bennett - Shepherd YMCA Fire Station (La Jolla)

David Marshall - The Headquarters (Downtown)

Rebecca (Becky) Stone - Punch Bowl Social (East Village)

James Brown - Bread & Salt (Barrio Logan)

David Hawkins - Structure Lofts (Bankers Hill)

The evening will include “visuals,” a curated selection of adaptive reuse projects from throughout San Diego presented on screen prior to the live program.

Join us on Sunday, October 15 on the front lawn of Wisteria Cottage. 
Bring low beach chairs or a blanket, and a picnic dinner.  Complimentary beverages. 
The lawn opens at 5:00pm and the program starts at 6:30pm.
Organized by the La Jolla Historical Society as a program of ARCHTOBERFEST 2017.

Ellen Browning Scripps Luncheon


with Tom Mayes, Vice President | Senior Counsel,  National Trust for Historic Preservation

Tom Mayes has written and spoken widely on
why old places matter to people, historic
house museums, and preservation public
policy. For many years, he taught historic
preservation law at the University of Maryland
Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. In
2013, he received the National Endowment
for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation,
and wrote a series of essays titled Why Old
Places Matter.


$60 LJHS MEMBERS| $70 NON-MEMBERS | Seating is limited.

CONTACT THE LJHS OFFICE AT 858-459-5335 or purchase tickets here
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