Storefront Design that Respects History without Sacrificing Practicality

Learning Approach: Skills Building

| Sheraton New Orleans, Borgne | Posted: Sunday, 10:30-11:15 a.m.



Storefront Design

Don’t forget Aretha’s song, R.E.S.P.E.C.T ., when rehabilitating your historic storefront. This session will give you the background to make intelligent decisions about designing a storefront that is compatible with the building. You’ll see how storefronts have changed over time, hear about materials and architectural details, and learn about maintenance considerations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the general progression of commercial building architecture.
  2. See how storefronts changed in their relationship to the buildings.
  3. Understand the concept of compatibility in designing replacement storefronts.
  4. Learn what to look for in details and material to insure durability.

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For more information contact:

John Sandor, National Park Service/Technical Preservation Services
John Sandor is an architectural historian with the Technical Preservation Services Branch of the National Park Service. His more than 20 years experience in interpreting and applying the Secretary's Standards in state and federal programs includes a position as architectural coordinator for the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office. His work on the technical aspects of preservation takes advantage of earlier experience as a carpenter. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in architecture and currently serves on the board of the Latrobe Chapter of SAH and as vice president of the DC Preservation League.