Treanor Architects Blog/News
Todd Renyer has a new responsibility in addition to his role as project manager and historic preservation architect at Treanor Architects.
Renyer was appointed to the U.S. Senate Curatorial Advisory Board. He was nominated by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who is one of the five-member U.S. Senate Commission on Art. In addition to Roberts, the other commission members are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
The U.S. Senate Curatorial Advisory Board is composed of historians, curators, architects, preservationists, and experts from institutions across the nation. The board is responsible for advising and assisting the Senate Commission on Art with acquiring, preserving, restoring, and replacing historical documents, artifacts, and works of art relating to the Senate wing of the Capitol and the Senate office buildings. read more
Whether it’s cleaning and repairing a limestone facade, matching a weathered brick veneer or replacing a terra cotta roof parapet, restoring masonry on a historically significant building is a complicated craft. “It’s not just rocks and bricks,” says Julia Manglitz, AIA, project architect with Treanor Architects Historic Preservation studio. “There are many things to consider, from the fabrication of the stone to installation to construction administration.”
With the right planning, team, and approach, your historic masonry can be restored to its original grandeur. Here’s what you need to consider: read more
When designing campus residences, it's easy to get caught up in location, room design and amenities. Yet just as important is the wealth of research that shows us how buildings can help students develop the sense of connection and community identity they need to thrive.
Engaging students on campus has much to do with programmatic decisions, but a physical environment that is designed to help students connect advances the sense of community and makes programming more effective. (click the pdf above for the entire article)