The author of the 10 Principles of Future-Proofing, historic preservation architect Brian Rich, was recently interviewed by Architect Magazine about the development of the principles and his research. This article discussed the Principles of Future-Proofing and the intersection of sustainable design, preservation, and conservation of resources.
For historic buildings, future proofing means preparing for those changes in a way that protects a building’s historic character while extending its lifespan and conserving resources. So far, however, there has been no widely accepted rubric for applying concepts of future proofing or resilience to historic preservation and heritage conservation. Brian Rich, AIA, principal at Seattle’s Richaven Sustainable Preservation Architecture, is hoping to change that.
Read the full article at Architect Magazine