Preservation Snapshots Lectures

Preservation Snapshots is one of Landmarks Illinois’ longest running educational programs. Since 2001, the series has provided 175 lectures on diverse preservation-related topics to our members and the public. Guest speakers have included architects, historians, preservation professionals, planners, authors and architectural historians. Landmarks Illinois has partnered with venues such as Chicago Cultural Center, The Auditorium Theatre and AIA Chicago to bring over 8,000 attendees the opportunity to learn about Illinois’ remarkable past and the community benefits of historic preservation and adaptive reuse, and to be inspired to take action in their own communities.

Past Lectures

Preserving Cultural Heritage in San Antonio

In this lecture, held virtually November 10, 2020, Sarah Zenaida Gould, Ph.D., Interim Executive Director of the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute, and Shanon Shea Miller, AICP, Director and Historic Preservation Officer of the Office of Historic Preservation for the City of San Antonio, share their experience of preserving cultural heritage in San Antonio.



Landmarks Illinois Director of Advocacy Lisa DiChiera and Landmarks Illinois Skyline Council Member Erica Ruggiero of McGuire Igleski & Associates led this September 22, 2020, lecture about the a new Landmarks Illinois initiative to build a database of women architects, engineers, developers, designers and builders in Illinois between 1879 and 1979 and their built projects throughout the state. Watch the lecture below.


Lessons for Chicago: Recent Findings on the Impacts of Historic Preservation

Donovan Rypkema of PlaceEconomics led a Preservation Snapshots Lecture September 16, 2019. See the presentation below. 


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