April 2014

What is the Project Timeline?


May 2013 - Wright Water Engineers Hydrology Study September 2013 - Thornton Tomasetti Structural Study of Flood Mitigation Options November 2013 - Technical Advisory Panel assembled at Farnsworth to discuss Options January 2014 - Engineering Enterprises, Inc. Topographic Survey February 2014 - GEI Consultants, Inc. Geotechnical Report March 2014 - Robert Silman Associates, [...]

What is the Project Timeline?2017-09-14T14:55:23-05:00

What other flood mitigation options were considered in the study to date?


The National Trust and the Technical Advisory Panel looked at nine options that had been suggested as part of the initial study of the issue. Some were variations on the same theme. In addition to the options currently under consideration several others were  reviewed and then dismissed including: Leaving the house in place and letting [...]

What other flood mitigation options were considered in the study to date?2014-04-24T15:42:15-05:00

What resources and other materials are available?


The National Trust for Historic Preservation is making publicly available a number of reports and research documents relating to the Farnsworth House Flood Mitigation Project. These documents provide extensive technical detail on the threat and the potential solutions.

What resources and other materials are available?2017-09-14T14:53:18-05:00

Who are the Expert Reviewers?


Expert Reviewers Harry Hunderman, FAIA, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. Chicago Susan MacDonald, Head, Field Projects, The Getty Conservation Institute Theodore Prudon, President, DOCOMOMO US National Park Service: Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, Randy Biallas, Chief Architect, Brian Goeken,Chief of the Technical Preservation Services, and Jon Smith, Deputy Associate Director, [...]

Who are the Expert Reviewers?2017-09-15T14:00:05-05:00

November 2012

Who is on the Technical Advisory Panel?


Suzanne Germann, Director of Grants and Easements, Landmarks Illinois Paul Goldberger, Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair, NTHP Trustee T. Gunny Harboe, FAIA, Harboe Architects Rachel Leibowitz, PhD, Deputy SHPO, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Dirk Lohan, FAIA, Lohan Anderson Architects Vincent L. Michael, PhD, Executive Director, Global Heritage Fund, NTHP Trustee Robert Silman, Robert Silman Associates Structural [...]

Who is on the Technical Advisory Panel?2012-11-27T14:44:05-06:00