We had a great time in Boulder this year during our Annual Meeting and related festivities! Almost 20 members attended the event. First, we socialized at The Med over lunch – it was fun to catch up with everyone and see what everyone ordered off the eclectic menu. Then, we headed over to the Hannah Barker House, where we were graciously welcomed by Abby Daniels, Executive Director of Historic Boulder, Inc., and Tom Thorpe, principal of Townscapes, LLC and Historic Boulder’s project manager for the House’s phased rehabilitation.
Next, RMC-APT President Lisa Thompson lead the Annual Meeting, including voting in Board Members. Thank you to outgoing board members Terry Alexander and Geoffry Lee for all their hard work, and welcome to new board member Kristen Craig! Also, we decided to propose a PechaKucha session at CPI’s saving places conference in February 2015. If any chapter members would be interested in presenting a project or topic in 400 seconds or less, please let us know. A possible preservation volunteer day may also be in the works. Finally, the chapter finances are still healthy.
The tour started with a well produced 10-minute video on Hannah Barker that a CU Boulder student created for Historic Boulder, Inc. Hannah Barker was a prominent pioneer woman in Boulder for over 40 years. Lastly, Tom, Abby, and Andy Emke of Anderson Hallas Architects lead the group around one of the oldest houses in Boulder, describing the rehabilitation phases that have taken place thus far and the ones that are yet to come. After the core and shell work is complete, Historic Boulder plans to seek a partnership with a single-family owner.
Thanks to everyone who participated and we look forward to next year’s event.