Webinar: Adaptive Reuse in the Old Dominion (and Beyond)

Thursday, January 28, 2021

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST

*This event will occur as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program; please continue to register.*

What happens when a building or space outlives its purpose? Adaptive reuse refers to the process of converting a part of the built environment into something different than what it was originally designed. In this webinar, panelists will explore the many benefits, as well as challenges, of adaptive reuse in the Commonwealth of Virginia and elsewhere.


Susan Reed, AIA, Director of Historic Preservation, Glave & Holmes

Susan Reed, AIA, is the Director of Historic Preservation at Glavé & Holmes Architecture in Richmond, Virginia.  A graduate of the University of Virginia with undergraduate studies in Art History and Architectural History and a Master of Architecture with a Certificate of Historic Preservation, she has worked exclusively on historic properties for two decades.  She has completed a variety of project types including theatres, museums, academic buildings, warehouses, historic residences, commercial buildings, churches, rural farm buildings, government buildings, and even an offshore lighthouse. Services have included condition assessments, feasibility studies, DHR surveys, restoration and rehabilitation design, the design of compatible additions to historic structures, compatible new designs for historic contexts, construction documents, construction administration, Historic Structure Reports, National Register Nominations, and State and Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.  Keeping historic buildings in use is the core of her practice.

Joseph F. Yates, Principal, Joseph F. Yates Architects

Joseph F. Yates is the Principal at Joseph F. Yates Architects in Richmond, Virginia. Joe received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and has worked in the Architectural History program at the University of Virginia. He has worked on restoration and preservation projects across the Commonwealth for over 40 years. Founded in 1996, his firm has won several Golden Hammer Awards from the Historic Richmond Foundation, and their projects include historic houses (with nine restorations on Monument Avenue), churches, and commercial structures, including an early 20th century gas station. His firm’s services encompass construction documents and administration, adaptive reuse, additions to historic structures, infill projects in historic districts, HABS drawings, historic structure reports and district surveys, and state and national register nominations.


Stephanie Burr, Education Manager, The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design

This webinar is “pay-what-you-can” to register.

Registration closes January 28 @ 5:30 PM

Pay as little or as much as you wish and as you see fit for this experience. Per our mission, The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design endeavors to create opportunities for everyone to begin (or continue) exploring design for the public good. Your contribution toward this webinar will be used to develop even more amazing programming in the future. A video of this webinar will be made available to those who register.