Utilizing the personal philosophy of preservation he’s established as owner of Abstract Masonry Restoration, John will speak to his role as a concrete and stone restoration trainer/consultant on one of America’s most-esteemed architectural landmarks – Fallingwater – and how physical challenges at the property can also challenge personal preservation philosophy.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright atop a waterfall in the mountains of western Pennsylvania, Fallingwater is one of the most revered and extraordinary houses of the 20th century. Built primarily of concrete and stone in 1936-1937 amidst harsh exposure conditions, these materials have suffered significant deterioration. Proper conservation or restoration of the historic concrete and stone have proven exceptionally challenging, but gaining first-hand insights can benefit the respectful restoration of these same materials on Utah’s mid-century modern buildings.
Don't miss John's keynote address, it's FREE!
Parking will be avaliable southwest of the Officer's Club and aslo in the Guest House lot (northwest of the Officer's Club) off Fort Douglas Blvd. See the University webpage for more information or call (801) 533-0858 x107.