Sustainability Through Historic Salvage Conference


WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8AM — 4:30PM

WHERE: Art Building West, The University of Iowa, 141 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, Iowa (map)


Thank you to all presenters and participants for making this a successful event!


Videos of each presentation can now be streamed online! Thank you to City Channel 4 for producing these videos.


Speakers and presentations:


     • Rod Lehnertz, University of Iowa Facilities Management Director of Planning, Design & Construction and

           University of Iowa Architect

          "The Role of Historic Salvage in the University of Iowa’s Flood Recovery"  (PDF)

           Watch online

     • Keynote: Bob Yapp, President, Preservation Resources, Inc.

           "Architectural Salvage: The Ultimate Recycling" (PDF)

           Watch online

     • Charlie Vinz, Director of Production and Sales at the Chicago-based Rebuilding Exchange

          "Innovation in Building Material Waste: Reuse and Recycling" (PDF)

           Watch online

     • Marlys Svendsen, Historic Project Specialist, Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management,
           Preservation Planning Consultant at Svendsen Tyler, Inc.

          "Helping Communities Recover Historic Treasures from Natural Disasters" (PDF)

           Watch online

     • Paula Mohr, Ph.D., Architectural Historian & Preservationist, State Historical Society of Iowa

          "Tools for Preservation" (PDF)

           Watch online

     • Alicia Trimble, Executive Director of Friends of Historic Preservation (Iowa City), tour host



For more information about the conference, contact Liz Christiansen, Director of the Office of Sustainability, at, or Alicia Trimble, Executive Director of Friends of Historic Preservation, at

This project was produced under the terms of a Memorandum of Agreement, pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, among the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department, Friends of Historic Preservation (Iowa City), and the University of Iowa, regarding the demolition of historic properties in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. FEMA administered Federal disaster assistance through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act for the demolition of historic properties resulting from the relocation of the Art Building, damaged during the flooding in July 2008 that resulted in declared disaster DR-1763-IA. The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, (319) 335-0705 (voice) and (319) 335-0697 (text), 202 Jessup Hall, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact The Center for Conferences in advance at 319-335-4141.


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