Design and construction professionals deal with a formidable network of regulations and standards beyond the building code which have a profound influence on the character and livability of our built environment. Ranging in size from small neighborhood association guidelines to large-scale regional zoning laws, these rules and the agencies responsible for their enforcement shape the character, functionality, and identity of the places we live and work. On Wednesday October 18 the Greater St. Louis Chapter of CSI presents “Preserving Our Historic and Cultural Heritage,” a deep dive into the dynamics of how projects are reviewed for compliance with historic and cultural design requirements.
Our speaker is Meg Lousteau, director of the Cultural Resources Office of the City of St. Louis. Her three-decade career in preservation brought her valuable experience in advocacy, land use policy, governmental relations, community engagement, state and municipal governance, fundraising, and tourism management. In those roles, Meg served on numerous boards and committees, and presented at professional conferences and public meetings. Prior to assuming her position in St. Louis, she spent ten years as executive director of the Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents, and Associates (VCPORA), an 85-year-old non-profit advocacy group that preserves and protects the French Quarter as a neighborhood in New Orleans.
Join us at our October meeting “Preserving Our Historic and Cultural Heritage” as we explore how to recognize, respect, and maintain the essential elements that make human environments culturally rich, aesthetically pleasing, and sustainable.
This is the second program in this year’s “Codes and Standards” series, our yearlong look at specific pertinent issues related to aspects of building codes, industry standards, and best professional practices. Follow us at www.stlouiscsi.org for more information.
Continuing Education Credits: AIA-CES 1.5 LU|HSW
*Greater Saint Louis Chapter CSI in-person and hybrid programs open doors at the time listed for networkingand the presentation typically begins 30 minutes later.