NEXT AT DAG: A New Chapter for Preservation Thursday, June 2
Center for Architecture + Design, 1218 Arch Street
Recently named as the next executive director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Paul Steinke will share thoughts on his 20-plus years of experience as a regional preservation advocate, and where the field might go from here. A lifelong resident of Philadelphia, Steinke has formerly served as general manager of Reading Terminal Market, finance director for the Center City District, and the first executive director of the University City District. He will be joined by Preservation Alliance Advocacy Director Patrick Grossi, who will share insights on his day-to- day work and the state of preservation infrastructure in Philadelphia today. A select number of this year’s Preservation Achievement Award winners will also be shared, representing recent best practices in historic preservation work throughout our region.
(Developer Bart Blatstein has cancelled his appearance at DAG’s June meeting. DAG will continue to monitor and speak out on two controversial projects proposed by his company, Tower Investments. See below.)
Commentary: Room for Improvement in Two Blatstein Projects
DAG took a critical look at Blatstein’s two pending Philadelphia projects, one on the Delaware waterfront and the other at Broad and Washington, in an op-ed piece published April 11 in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Visit us on Facebook and tell us what you think.