Come Back to the Future at the 35th Rhode Island Historic Preservation Conference

Save the date for our first-ever virtual event: Wednesday, April 21 – Friday, April 23, 2021. We are striving to bring you an online experience with the spirit of our live gatherings. Here’s some of what you can expect!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 (afternoon)

Historic District Commission work shop for members and staff

THURSDAY + FRIDAY, APRIL 22-23 (mornings)

Keynote speakers George Smart and Kofi Boone, FASLAA dozen breakout sessions on Modern architecture, Black landscapes, monuments, local, preservation futurism, climate change, and more

Virtual tours, networking, and videos

Two Keynote Speakers


A “modern-day Lorax for modern-designed houses,” George is founder and Executive Director of USModernist and NCModernist, award-winning nonprofit organizations for the documentation, preservation, and promotion of Modernist design. In 2016, he received the AIA’s Collaborative Achievement Award, one of the AIA’s highest honors for a non-architect. George is producer and host of USModernist Radio, a premier architecture and design podcast.

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Kofi is a University Faculty Scholar and Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at NC State University, College of Design . His work is in the overlap between landscape architecture and environmental justice with specializations in democratic design, digital media, and interpreting cultural landscapes. Kofi serves on the Board of Directors of The Corps Network as well as the Landscape Architecture Foundation where he is President-Elect. 

More about Kofi

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