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Women in Preservation

The “Women in Preservation” virtual speaker series features women from a variety of backgrounds who are working to save historic places in Arkansas and across the country. All programs are free, thanks to generous support from DEMX Architecture.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 10 at 3:30 p.m. for a talk by Lori Ferriss, Design Research and Teaching Fellow at Northeastern University and Architecture 2030 Senior Fellow.

Lori Ferriss is an architect, structural engineer, and preservationist focused at the intersections of building reuse and climate action. She is a co-developer of the CARE Tool, which estimates the carbon benefits of reusing and retrofitting buildings, and her research in establishing carbon accounting methods and standards of practice for existing and historic buildings has been featured in publications ranging from the Journal of Architectural Conservation to Architect Magazine and presented on-stage at the UN COP27 climate conference. Lori is the 2023 Chair of the AIA Committee on the Environment, a Steering Committee Representative of the Climate Heritage Network, and a Senior Fellow of Architecture 2030.

Lori Ferriss, AIA, PE

Upcoming webinars:

November 14 – Jill Judy, Co-owner, Downtown Dwellings, Little Rock, AR

Stay tuned for the 2024 schedule!


Previous talks are available below.

Watch the 10/13/20 talk with Patricia Blick here.

Watch the 11/10/20 talk with Lisa Skiles and Morganne Weaver here.

Watch the 2/9/21 talk with Mandi Curtwright here.

Watch the 3/16/21 talk with Cheryl L. Batts here.

Watch the 4/13/21 talk with Dr. Ann Ballard Bryan here.

Watch the 5/11/21 talk with Carla Hines Coleman and Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis here.

Watch the 6/8/21 talk with Dr. Ethel Goodstein-Murphree here.

Watch the 7/13/21 talk with Dr. Ruth Hawkins and Paula Miles here.

Watch the 8/10/21 talk with Rose Schweikhart here.

Watch the 9/14/21 talk with Dr. Rachel Miller here.

Watch the 10/12/21 talk with Laura Hendrix here.

Watch the 11/9/21 talk with Claudia Cathcart Shannon here.

Watch the 2/8/22 talk with Elise Hampton here.

Watch the 3/15/22 talk with Dr. Mel Zabecki here.

Watch the 4/12/22 talk with Lori Yazwinski Santa-Rita here.

Watch the 5/10/22 talk with Secretary Stacy Hurst here.

Watch the 6/14/22 talk with Pat Johnson here.

Watch the 7/12/22 talk with Vanessa Norton McKuin here.

Watch the 8/9/22 talk with Hannah Ratzlaff here.

Watch the 9/13/22 talk with Ruth O’Loughlin here.

Watch the 10/11/22 talk with Renee Vanegas here.

Watch the 11/15/22 talk with Pam Beasley here.

Watch the 2/14/23 talk with Holly Hope here.

Watch the 3/14/23 talk with Dr. Paige Ford here.

Watch the 4/11/23 talk with Dianne Curry and Alison Turner here.

Watch the 5/9/23 talk with Natalie Henshaw here.

Watch the 6/13/23 talk with Veronica Lilly here.

Watch the 7/11/23 talk with Melissa Roach here.

Watch the 8/8/23 talk with Britin Bostick here.

Watch the 9/12/23 talk with Antoinette Johnson here.

This project is generously supported by DEMX Architecture.