Old School: Maintaining Heritage Buildings

Up Next: Presenting Your Heritage Project to Planning

Old School courses teach homeowners and professionals skills and knowledge for the care and maintenance of older buildings. Courses can include topics such as best practices for researching the history of a building, how to manage a heritage project from start to finish, a thorough introduction to heritage conservation, and wood windows repair and maintenance.

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Fall 2017 Old School courses

Presenting Your Heritage Project to Planning: Or 10 Things You Should Never Say to a Planner
Tuesday October 17th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
1 Athletes Way, Creekside Community Centre, Meeting Room 2
Register here: $30
Learn from Heritage Consultant and Planner, Julie Schueck, how to successfully take your heritage project to the City Planning Department and get your plans approved. You will gain helpful tips and information about what to prepare, questions to ask before applying to the city and how to make your application more successful.

Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Archives
Tuesday November 14th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
City of Vancouver Archives, 1150 Chestnut Street
Register here: $20

Learn essential tips and tricks for researching the history of a building, with Historian and Author, John Atkin, using a Strathcona home as a case study. Followed by a tour through the City of Vancouver Archives holdings and resources with one of the archivists.

Neighbourhood Zoning Walk: Kitsilano
Saturday November 25th, 1pm – 3pm
Register here: $30

Learn how Kitsilano’s strong heritage character is being preserved using zoning bylaws. Join historian and author, John Atkin, for a rain or shine walk through the area with stops at key sites. This walk is part of the Old School program, with a focus on the regulatory environment and how it impacts heritage. Please note the meeting point will be provided to registrants.

 

Coming Soon

Annual Maintenance
TBC
Learn how to prepare your house for winter as well as the annual maintenance that will improve your comfort and keep your home in good repair. More details to come.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS
All workshops qualify for Professional Development Credits: most qualify for Core Learning Units. 1 Credit is assigned for each hour of instructor time. Our courses are recognized by AIBC, PIBC, BCAAIC, BCSLA, IDIBC and BOABC. Shorter courses like Researching qualify for 2 Core LUs. All Professional Development Credits except AIBC are self reporting – talk to your professional body to inquire how to register your attendance.

Earn a Certificate in Heritage Conservation by taking 18 units worth of courses. Download more information about requirements for the Certificate here.

Old School Courses for Building Conservation won a 2009 City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Merit. Sign up and see why!

 


2017 COMPLETED WORKSHOPS AND COURSES

Apr 11 - Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Public Library

Apr 8 - Maintenance and Repair of Double-Hung Wood Windows

Apr 5 - Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Archives

Mar 4 - Heritage 101: Understanding Heritage Conservation

Apr 2 - Neighbourhood Zoning Walk: How We Got to Today's Chinatown

May 13 - Masonry Workshop

2016 COMPLETED WORKSHOPS AND COURSES

Nov 22 - Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Public Library

Oct 29 -  Neighbourhood Zoning Walk: Delamont Park

Oct 25 - Navigating City Hall

Oct 15 - Drafting a Statement of Significance

Apr 24 - Neighbourhood Zoning Walk: South Shaughnessy

Mar 5 - Heritage 101: Understanding Heritage Conservation

Mar 1  - Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Public Library

Feb 23 - Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Archives

2015 COMPLETED WORKSHOPS (click to view)

Nov 25 - Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver ArchivesNov 19 - Drafting a Conservation Plan

Nov 14 - Neighbourhood Zoning Walk: Mt. Pleasant

Nov 3 - Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Public Library

May 9 - Wood Window Restoration and Repair

April 25 - Heritage 101: Understanding Heritage Conservation

March 28 - Heritage Projects: From Idea to Completion

March 18 - Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Public Library

March 11 - Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Archives

2014 COMPLETED WORKSHOPS (click to view)

November 19 - Knob & Tube Electrical

October 11- Kerrisdale Walk: How Zoning Shaped this Neighbourhood

October 8 - Researching the History of a Building: City of Vancouver Archives

October 1 - Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Public Library

May 21 - Wood Windows & Storefronts Walk: Chinatown and Strathcona

April 9 - Interior Wood Paint Stripping

April 8 - Researching at the Archives

April 5 - Neighbourhood Zoning & History Walk - Strathcona

April 2 - Energy Retrofits for Older Buildings

April 1 - Researching at the Library

February 26 - & March 5 - Heritage 101: Introduction to Heritage Conservation

February 27 - Historic Paint Schemes