Preservationist


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Preservationist

A person or professional who aspires to, agrees with, and takes action to preserve the natural and built environment.
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The general verdict appears to be that the preservationists won that round.
But let's not adopt this notion of the dark side of preservationists, and these [older buildings] become the design parameters and we never move beyond them.
The debate between utilitarians -- advocates of sustainable use -- and preservationists has divided the conservation world for decades.
Preservationists argued further that because the monument's historical significance is "very site-specific," it must, therefore, be displayed "somewhere within the area of the battle.
It's no wonder that generations of children have been inspired through building to explore their potential as architects, engineers, preservationists and artists.
I am greatly disturbed by the continued efforts of preservationists to lock up even more of our forests in various non-managed classifications.
Glendale preservationist Alan Leib laments the planned demolition of 17 houses left from a 1920s missionary colony.
We all had previously met some of the preservationist forces, and now we're shaking hands with the other side.
That relevance is what drove Robert Rosen, dean of the School of Theater, Film and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles, to choose Fay Kanin - Oscar-nominated screenwriter, playwright, film preservationist and four-time president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - as the school's speaker this year.
Other Day One seminars at the Expo included a history of the brownstone movement with preservationist Everett Ortner; a panel on Brooklyn, the New Frontier with real estate brokers from Douglas Elliman, The Corcoran Group, Tracey Real Estate and Century 21 DeMassi; interior design hints from "Decorating Cents" designer Mindy Greenberg; and Elizabeth Franklin, author of The Franklin Report, the ultimate guide to home maintenance and renovation.
The way things are looking, this will be one of the toughest years for preservation in more than a decade," said historian and preservationist Jim Conkle.
We were pleased to negotiate with an outside preservationist group that came forward at the last minute with a commitment to buy the house at a reasonable market value.