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Preservation Conference 2010

The 2010 Utah Preservation Conference, Architecture in Focus, set its sights upon the integration of the most recent generation of historic sites and structures – those that our fathers built – with those that our grandfathers built such as the Bungalows, Victorians, and Pioneer-era structures.

With the evolution of technology comes an art form – photography – that is available to most people. Photography is a medium that is an accessible, affordable format with digital cameras everywhere you turn that can produce instant results. And nearly every building has some eye-catching detail inspiring a photograph – and thus it is captured for the ages. Just as photography has progressed, so has preservation technology. 2011's conference education sessions highlight the intersection between new technological innovation, the progression of decision-making process, and the demand for preservation to keep pace.

To see the art in modern architecture, we invited you to join an excited cadre of movie goers from around the state at the 2010 Utah Preservation Conference for the Utah premiere of Visual Acoustics: the Modernism of Julius Shulman. See how the medium of photography and architecture naturally intertwine and offer rare glimpses into a world that continue to be extremely relevant and effectual to our everyday lifestyle and the built environment around us. We know you'll be inspired by Shulman's work, better understanding why preserving places like he's captured is so important for future generations.

Our Conference will get you the tools you can use at home, right away.

Presentation of the 2010 Utah Preservation Conference was made possible through the support of these generous sponsors.

Opening Night with Utah Premiere of Visual Acoustics

thumb_VA_SLCUtah Heritage Foundation kicked off our fourth annual Utah Preservation Conference with the Utah premiere of Eric Bricker's documentary Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman.  The film, along with an introduction and question and answer period with Mr. Bricker, the film's director, screened at the Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium on April 29 at 7 PM.   Previous to the screening, at 6:30 PM, we announced and displayed the winning photographs from our "For the Love of MOD" Mid-Century Modern Photography Contest.  Opening Night festivities were free and open to the public.  Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream.  Good news if you missed the Utah premiere, though.  At our panel discussion, Eric Bricker announced the film had it's television premiere on May 24 at 6 PM MDT on the Sundance Channel.  The film was also released on DVD that day, and is available for purchase now. Click below for the movie trailer, more information about the film, Julius Shulman, and our Utah Preservation Conference.

Breakfast and Brainstorming

thumb_04-28-2007-08Get your preservation juices flowing at a lively breakfast roundtable discussion about what is happening in your community. Get advice from other communities about tough issues and you give your input and guidance on the future of preservation programs for Utah.  Find out what a Certified Local Government is and how they can help your preservation project.  All attendees welcome. CLG representatives, preservation commissioners, and planners are encouraged to participate. 

Education Sessions

Our Education Sessions covered a variety of topics from preservation experts in our community. Some sessions qualified for continuing education credits by the American Institute of Architects (AIA)  and American Planning Association (APA).  Sessions were held April 30, from 9 AM to 4:15 PM at the Salt Lake Masonic Temple at 650 East South Temple in Salt Lake City.

2010 Heritage Awards Luncheon

The purpose of the Heritage Awards is to recognize those projects, organizations, agencies, and individuals that exemplify the highest standards within the preservation movement. Utah Heritage Foundation distributes and accepts nominations from December through January for projects completed in the previous year (2010 awards honor projects completed in 2009).   The Heritage Awards ceremony will took place April 30 at the Salt Lake Masonic Temple. Click here for a complete list and photographs of 2010's award winners.  Click below for additional information about the event and program. 

Federal Heights: The 2010 Historic Homes Tour


Utah Heritage Foundation held its annual Historic Homes Tour on May 1, 2010, from 10 AM to 5 PM in the Federal Heights neighborhood of Salt Lake City.

Characterized by tree-lined streets and some of the city's earliest traffic circles, the earliest part of Federal Heights features homes from a few major style periods: the late Victorian era, Period Revival styles, the Arts & Crafts/Craftsman/Bungalow period, and even Modern styles. Consistently desirable as home to community leaders, these houses have been adapted for modern living by excellent stewards. Several are featured on our tour this year.

Please read below for more information about the lost and found items, ticket prices, homes, and other details.

For the Love of MOD Mid-Century Modern Photo Contest


Congratulations to our winners!

First Place: Jonathan Kland, Prudential Federal Savings and Loan Building, 115 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, built 1959 by William L. Pereira & Associates Planning & Architecture.

Second Place:  Paul McMullin, Zion Park Motel, 865 Zion Park Boulevard, Springdale.

Third Place:  Guy Wheelwright, Pacific Northwest Pipeline/Salt Lake City Public Safety Building, 315 East 200 South, Salt Lake City, built 1958-59 by Slack and David Winburn.