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Diana Painter is pleased to announce that she has been elected to a third term as president of the Society of Architectural Historians Marion Dean Ross chapter. The Marion Dean Ross chapter includes members from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia and is part of a national and international organization. The chapter's main professional activities are conducting an annual conference with scholarly papers and granting research scholarships. More information on the upcoming conference in Astoria
Sonoma Valley Historical Society
Painter Preservation has been hired by the Sonoma Valley Historical Society to conduct a post-2017 fire survey update for the Sonoma Valley. The Nuns fire destroyed hundreds of properties in the Sonoma Valley in October 2017, many of them historically significant. The grant to undertake this work was awarded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from the California Fund. Following the completion of this work, Painter Preservation will embark on the preparation of a Historic Context Statement. This work follows on surveys of approximately 300 historic properties in Sonoma Valley, including the Sonoma Developmental Center, from 2012 to 2014, and is funded by the Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department from Transient Occupancy Tax funds.
Forum 2016 - National Alliance of Preservation Commissions
Diana Painter moderated a panel discussion at the Forum 2016 annual meeting of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions in Mobile, AL. The panel discussion, entitled, "Preservation Plans: Community engagement, development and implementation," focused on preservation planning and featured the historic preservation officers for Tacoma, King County, and Olympia, all in Washington State.
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Diana Painter was selected to present a paper at the 2014 meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia New Zealand (SAHANZ) annual meeting in Auckland, New Zealand. The theme of the conference was, "Translations." Diana's paper entitled, "Regional Modernism on the West Coast: A Tale of Four Cities," and focuses on the similarities and differences in mid-20th-century residential design in four west coast cities. Read Paper
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Diana Painter was selected to present a paper at the 2014 meeting of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, which took place in Galloway Township, New Jersey this year. Her paper, entitled "Pietro Belluschi's Aloha Farmhouse, An Evolving Vernacular Vocabulary," focuses on a Craftsman-era residence that renowned Pacific Northwest architect Pietro Belluschi remodeled and lived in with his family from 1944 to 1948. The paper focuses on the influences on Belluschi's residential architecture in this time frame, as evidenced in his remodel of this modest farmhouse.
Diana Painter offered a presentation on Painter Preservation's survey of mid-20th-century architecture in Montana at the 2012 meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians Marion Dean Ross chapter. The survey, which focused heavily on public and educational resources, such as college and high school campuses, took place throughout the state in 2009-10. The title of the talk was, "Surveying Mid-Century Modern Resources: The Montana Experience." The project was sponsored by the Montana Historic Preservation Office and was funded with a Preserve America grant.

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