Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back to the Future: Sustainable Design Then and Now

On Saturday, August 29th at 10:30 a.m., the Tampa Bay History Center, together with the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, will host Back to the Future: A Comparison of Sustainable Design Practices Then and Now, featuring the Tampa Bay Hotel and the Tampa Bay History Center.

Back to the Future will compare the design of the Plant Hotel, constructed in 1891, with the design of the Tampa Bay History Center, completed in 2008, focusing on the “green” building techniques each structure employed to withstand Tampa’s subtropical climate.

“Many historic buildings such as the Tampa Bay Hotel were designed to be sustainable,” commented C.J. Roberts, President and CEO of the History Center, “The Tampa Bay History Center uses modern technology to accomplish similar goals.”

Tickets are $12.00 and include admission to the History Center. Architects seeking Continuing Education Credit are $20.00. Members of the H.B. Plant Museum and the History Center are free. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event or, to pre-register, click here.

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