Structural Engineers, Architects Needed to Volunteer Post-Ike

Posted on: September 12th, 2008 by National Trust for Historic Preservation 6 Comments

Once again, the Gulf Coast braces for another hurricane.

Early reports from preservationists in Texas indicate that historic structures in Galveston will sustain significant damage from Hurricane Ike. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is in contact with our Partners at the Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) and they have asked us to begin collecting names of structural engineers and architects who are willing to travel to the region as soon as the area is open to non-residents to conduct structural assessments of buildings. If you are an engineer or architect and would be willing to serve on a volunteer team, fill out our short survey.

We are also seeking donations to support our continuing hurricane recovery efforts.

Our thoughts are with our colleagues -- and all the residents of the Gulf Coast as they prepare for Ike.

-- Dolores McDonagh

Dolores McDonagh is vice president of membership at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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6 Responses

  1. Carly Kehoe

    September 13, 2008

    Hi, I’m a recent graduate of Texas A&M’s College of Architecture. I am obviously not licensed yet, but I am an arcitectural intern at HKS architects. My focus in my major was Historic Preservation and I am currently working with Preservation Texas in Austin. I would be more than willing to accompany a team of architects/engineers to the Galveston area for the post-Ike needs. Please let me know if I can be of help Thank you. Carly

  2. Goodbye, Ike « Villafinale’s Weblog

    September 15, 2008

    [...] Word is slowing coming in about the damage to the coast and its historic buildings.  Our friends at the Galveston Historical Foundation have scattered, but are trying to set up shop elsewhere in the state, so they can get back to work.  GHF is partnering with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to develop a list of structural engineers and architects who may be willing to go to Galveston and help out.  Here’s the link. [...]

  3. Janet K. Wagner

    September 18, 2008

    I am surprised you are not asking for Landscape Architects who practice historic preservation and have cultural Resource experience as volunteers for Galveston. I understand the Rosenburg Library took on ten feet of water and water in the basement.

  4. Barrie Scardino

    September 24, 2008

    AIA Houston, with funding and cooperation of the national office of the American Institute of Architects, is opening a disaster action office on Monday, Sept 29 to train and send out volunteer registered architects to complete damage assessment forms that have been used by AIA volunteers after Katrina, Rita, and other disasters such as Ike. For further information, please email hda@aiahouston.org. We welcome non-Architect volunteers, particulalry engineers, to join our assessment teams. Architect do not have to be AIA members to participate.

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    September 29, 2008

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