This should be an inspiring morning for anyone who has bought (or is thinking about buying) an older home.
The discussions will include information specific to Columbia. However, there will be plenty of interesting ideas that could apply to any older home.
As Columbia nears its 50th birthday, what are the ways we can honor and build on our city’s past by keeping our communities attractive, livable and responsive to changes in how families live today? Both new and long-term homeowners will be inspired by this 3-hour workshop on possibilities for rejuvenating Columbia’s existing housing stock.
This event takes place at he Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia, MD 21045
Part 1 – 9:30-10:00am
Light breakfast and introduction to the rationale and goals for the series. A
rolling slide show will highlight creative and successful projects completed by
homeowners and will include archival material documenting Columbia’s
beginnings and founding principles. Barbara Kellner, Columbia’s Archivist, and
Maryls East, managing director of Columbia’s 50th Birthday celebrations, will give
an overview of plans for the event.
Part 2 – 10:00-11:00am
Case study. A completed project will be presented by the homeowners,
Stephanie & Alex Reid; the architect, Karen Pitsley; and the contractor, Joe
Gregory. A panel of experts will be called upon to illuminate some of the issues
and decisions involved during the rejuvenation process. Topics might include
zoning and covenant issues, sustainable landscaping, new materials and
technologies, costs and creative design.
Part 3 – 11:00-12:00 noon
Design concepts. Jervis Dorton, architect, will present a sketch portfolio of
possibilities and plans for redesigning several of Columbia’s standard home
Part 4 – 12:00-12:30pm
Brief summation, preview of future workshops, and wrap up.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association Board of Directors, OM Neighborhood Enhancement Advisory Committee and OM Housing Committee.
To learn more you can call Sandy Cederbaum, 410-730-4610