Upcoming Events Summer/Fall 2019 

Chapter-wide Virtual Program

Art or Awful: The Preservation and Conservation of Graffiti

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Michigan Central Terminal, image courtesy of Jablonski Building Conservation

We're trying something different!  Please join us for our next event via video conferencing on Art or Awful: Preservation and Conservation of Graffiti presented by Stephanie Hoagland, Principal at Jablonski Building Conservation.

Stephanie will be presenting at SGH's office in NYC.  You can join us at SGH's office, satellite locations at Goody Clancy's office in Boston or Upstate Masonry Institute in Albany, or simply login to your personal computer or mobile device.  We encourage everyone to join us in person or virtually!

Graffiti comes in many different forms: from carving in stone, spray paint on a brick wall, marker on a marble statue, pencil on walls, etching on glass, to stickers on everything.  The National Park Service has two documents related to the removal of graffiti but information and guidelines on the preservation of graffiti is scarce.  Papers have been presented on the conservation of murals and graffiti-style street art, but what about graffiti that was created just as an act of defacement?

Graffiti exists in our public places, our communities, and our streets.  It can be thoughtful, crude, political, humorous, simple, artistic, territorial, offensive, creative, or a combination of these.  Can conservators work together to create guidelines and standards for the preservation and conservation of graffiti?  Or is it like many issues of conservation where the answer is "it depends"?

This presentation will outline several graffiti-related projects including the preservation of pencil graffiti on wallpaper in a museum, protection and conservation treatments to a spray-painted graffiti mural in a previously industrial neighborhood, and the removal of offensive graffiti from the side of a church.  Each project requires us to stop and think about the consequences of removal versus preservation. 


Event Leader- Stephanie Hoagland

Stephanie Hoagland joined Jablonski Building Conservation, Inc. in 2003 and became a Principal in 2012.  She works with a wide range of clients, with a focus on condition assessments and finishes investigations, as well as hands-on conservation treatments for stone, wallpaper, and paint.  She is a regular presenter at numerous industry associations and conferences, and a Fellow of and Past Chair of the Architecture Specialty Group of AIC.


Details & Logistics:

  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Event time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Those attending in NYC, Boston, and Albany are asked to arrive at 5:30 pm
  • AIA Credits: 1.0 CEU (pending)
  • Light refreshments will be served at the NYC, Boston, and Albany locations.


The meeting will be held both virtually and in three locations:

  • Virtual meeting will be held using Zoom.  Log-in information will be distributed to all registrants the week of the meeting. 
  • New York City, NY- SGH's Office, 550 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor, NY, NY (50 attendees only)
  • Boston, MA- Goody Clancy, 420 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA (30 attendees only)
  • Albany, NY- Upstate Masonry Institute, 6 Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12205 

Register Here 


Moynihan Train Hall Site Tour

Friday, November 8, 2019
Event: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Post-Tour Networking: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

Please join us for this highly sought after tour of the Moynihan Train Hall that will include sights from the Roof (skylight and observation of historic brick, terra cotta, window restoration), L2 Midblock Skylight (group photo), and concourse Train Hall (skylight observation from concourse).  Phase 1, which expanded the West End Concourse at Penn Station to link with the historic James A. Farley Post Office Building and the historic restoration of some of the original facade, was completed in August 2016.  Phase 2, which includes interior and exterior work, is currently underway and due for completion in 2020.  The event will start with a 20 minute presentation on the project followed by a 30 minute tour of this active construction project.  If you miss the tour, please still join us afterwards for a post-tour networking event. 


Event Leader- Sophia Ndege

Sophia Ndege, Senior Project Manager at Skanska USA, has worked on the Moynihan Train Hall project since January of 2017.  She is known for her professionalism and enthusiasm as she diligently works to identify needs, understand client objectives, and help customers reach their end goals.  Sophia briefly studied within the Bachelor of Science (Civil and Environmental Engineering) program at the University of Maryland and graduated from RMIT University in Victoria, Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Project Management, Construction degree.


Tour Details & Logistics:

  • Number of Tour Attendees: 25
  • Cost: $25 (Members), $50 (Non-Members)
  • Tour time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Attire: This is an active construction site, so please bring PPE (hardhat, steel toe boots, hi-vis vest, gloves, safety glasses).  All visitors must wear clothing that covers your legs and shoulders.  People without appropriate clothing will be asked to remain in the project office until the field tour is complete. 
  • Meeting Location: 390 9th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001; East side of 9th Avenue, just North of 31st Street.  
  • This tour is NOT ADA accessible; it is an active construction site
  • Photography is NOT allowed.
  • All attendees of the tour will be asked to sign two (2) release forms (to be provided prior to tour)


Moynihan Train Hall is located at 380 9th Avenue.  

Please arrive no later than 3:15 PM with PPE already on so you can get checked in, through security, submit release forms, etc.  Let security you are there for the tour with Sophia Ndege when you arrive.

Post-Tour Networking

After the tour, a networking event will convene at District Social where appetizers and beverages will be provided by Nicholson & Galloway.  There is a separate registration for this event. 

 Details & Logistics:

  • Number of Networking Event Attendees: 50
  • Cost: $0 (Tour Attendees), $25 (Members), $50 (Non-Members)
  • Event time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Register Here for the Tour- 3 Spots Left!
 Register Here for the Post-Tour Networking Event



Registration open until 24 hours prior to event.  Walk-ins allowed as noted. 


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