Archive for February, 2012

Your Input is Needed! Complete a Survey About a Building Rehab Contractor Certification Program

Here’s a message from our colleagues at the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP):

Over the past several months, a small working group of preservation trades contractors, educators, and local government representatives, as well as staff from the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and DAHP have been meeting to explore the idea of establishing a certification program for historic building rehabilitation contractors.

Using the popular Master Gardener program as a model, the group’s goal is to establish a program whereby contractors can achieve certification to demonstrate that they are knowledgeable and skilled in proper historic building rehab techniques and principles. The program is seen as benefiting certified contractors who can market themselves as having attained skills for appropriate rehab work as well as historic building owners who want/need to employ qualified personnel to work on their rehab projects. Continue reading ‘Your Input is Needed! Complete a Survey About a Building Rehab Contractor Certification Program’


Call for Museum Conference Session Proposals

The Washington Museum Association’s 2012 Annual Conference, “The Next 50: Innovation, Inspiration and Sustained Futures for Museums,” is taking place at Seattle Center June 13-15. There is a Call for Proposals for conference sessions. If you’re interested in submitting a proposal or finding out more about the conference, go to the WMA’s website. Proposals are due February 25, 2012.

Tour Paul Kirk-designed Henderson House, February 11

Henderson House, Seattle / Photo courtesy of Aaron Leitz Photography

Join Docomomo WEWA for its first event of the year! Tour the Paul Kirk-designed Henderson House in Seattle’s North Capitol Hill neighborhood on Saturday, February 11, 2012. The house will be open from 2 to 5 pm. For address and tour details go to Docomomo WEWA’s website.

UW Seeks Developer to Rehabilitate Building 9 at Former Sand Point Naval Air Station

1930s historic photo of Building 9 at Sand Point Naval Air Station / Photo: UW Special Collections

The University of Washington issued a Request for Qualifications and Concepts (RFQ/C) on January 30, 2012 for rehabilitation of Building 9, a former barracks used by the Navy, located in the Sand Point Naval Air Station Historic District. The building is vacant and needs substantial work but the project presents a great opportunity for re-use and could provide much need housing in the neighborhood if that is the use chosen for the project. For more information on the RFQ/C and RFP process, go to the Spectrum Development Solutions website. An information session for developers is being held on February 9, 2012, 10 am at UW Tower Auditorium.

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