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Paul Alessandro, a partner at Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, and Renae Kwon, Senior Associate at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, will give a presentation entitled Hairpin Lofts: Art Deco Gem Transformation on Thursday, April 18, from 12:15-1:00 PM, at the Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater,77 E. Randolph Street, Chicago.

The lecture will detail the transformation of the vacant Morris B. Sachs Building into a “beacon of vitality” for the surrounding neighborhood, through its conversion into the multi-use Hairpin Lofts building. Mr. Alessandro and Ms. Kwon will discuss its exterior masonry restoration and interior rehabilitation using sustainable technologies, which earned the project LEED Gold certification.

Landmarks Illinois has hosted Preservation Snapshot Lectures, a series of monthly talks on preservation-related topics, at the Chicago Cultural Center since 2011.