Introduction to the Main Street Approach: Design

| Sunday, May 18 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | Room: Ambassador Salon III | Session Tracks: PD, AD

Design improvements show the public that positive change is happening. Come to this session and get a firm grounding in the fundamental design goals and strategies used to bring life back to the pedestrian-oriented commercial district. Find out how to get visual improvements rolling, how to put together a first-year work plan, and how to assign roles and responsibilities to staff and committee members.


Mike Jackson, FAIA
Mike Jackson, FAIA, is an architect in Springfield, Illinois. He is also a visiting professor of architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Jackson holds degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Columbia University in New York. He is an active member of the Association for Preservation Technology and directs the Building Technology Heritage Library project. He has been active in the field of historic preservation throughout his career and has been a leader in the areas of roadside architecture, Main Street, the recent past, and sustainability. From 1993 through 2013, he directed design services for the Illinois Main Street program.