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Practice : Fall 2008
understanding how preser vation a nd innovation c an rea lly inspire e ach other.” With his provocative remark that “sustainability has taken the mora l highground from preser va- tion,” Henry Moss AIA, Leed, Principal at Bruner/Cott & Associate s touched on a nother pressing issue f acing academic institution s today: the ten sion between their commitment to ne w “green” c onstruction and historic preservation. But through his c omments, Moss demon strated that while the conc epts may at times seem contradictory, opportunities exist to create positive symbioses bet ween them. Through a presentation of his work at Blackstone Station at Har vard University, Moss demonstrated that highly sustainable restoration s can be achieved in challenging buildings. Blackstone, which wa s onc e a c oa l-fired electricity plant, has been suc ce ssf ully rede veloped into a LEED Platinum certified steam-generating facility that al so houses offic es and work shops. The f uture of iconic mid- centu- ry modern buildings on college a nd university ca mpuses provided a n equally enlightening topic for discussion. This issue wa s highlighted in a presentation by David Fixler, Principal at Einhorn Yaffee Prescott. Fixler highlighted preser vation efforts at Josep Lluis Sert’s Pe abody Terra ce at Har va rd University, Paul Rudolph’s Je wett Arts Center at Wellesley Colleg e and Alvar Aalto’s Baker House at MIT. He asserted that energy inefficiency, small building footprints, and fire code and ADA compliance requirements can ma ke modern buildings daunting renovation projects for ac ademic institutions . But while these buildings may not a lways be “ friendly” or “wel l-under stood ,” they are often important because they represent periods of signifi- c a nt innovation for institution s a nd tell important stories ab out the values of administrations, feaTURe ] URban CaMPUs Planning “Clearly, we are in an era where the building of walls around institutions is in our past and not our present, and certainly not our future.” — Rebecca Barnes left to right: Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and President Landsmark; Sarah Kelly; Andover Bell Tower restoration at Phillips Andover Academy, Bruner/Cott, Boston PRaCTiCe 38