2019 AIA Taliesin Colloquium

February 8, 2019 – February 9, 2019
Taliesin West

This year’s colloquium will focus on historic structure reports and how technology is impacting those reports.

A historic structure report provides documentary, graphic, and physical information about a property’s history and existing condition. Broadly recognized as an effective part of preservation planning, a historic structure report also addresses management or owner goals for the use or re-use of the property. It provides a thoughtfully considered argument for selecting the most appropriate approach to treatment, prior to the commencement of work, and outlines a scope of recommended work. Finally, it records the findings of research and investigation, as well as the processes of physical work, for future researchers.

The AIA Taliesin Colloquium at Taliesin West is sponsored and hosted by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation for the AIA Historic Resources Committee.


Aaron Betsky, President, School of Architecture at Taliesin

Michael Bjornberg, FAIA, HRC Chair Emeritus

Brian Hogg, Preservation Planner, University of Virginia

Katie Horak, AIA, Principal, Architectural resources Group

Frank G. Matero, Chair, The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania

Fred Prozzillo, Vice President of Preservation, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Deborah Slaton, Principal, Wiss Janney Elstner

Alyson Steele, AIA, Principal, Quinn Evans Architects

Steve Venker, Historic Preservation Officer, City of Scottsdale

Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, Chairman, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Royce Yeater, Midwest Director, National Trust for Historic Preservation


1:30 – 6 p.m.



  • Early (ends December 14): $300
  • Late (after December 14): $400


  • Early (ends December 14): $400
  • Late (after December 14): $500


  • Student rate: $50 (please email proof of enrollment to in order to receive code for discount)
  • Student scholarship: Awardees will have registration fees waived and receive a travel stipend. Applications due December 16.


Friday, January 18, 2019.


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