On May 11th, PGA Principal Cathy Garrett moderated a session at the California Preservation Foundation’s annual conference in Pasadena. The mission of the CPF is to, “educate and advocate for the protection of California’s diverse cultural and architectural heritage,” via workshops, publications on historic preservation, the Preservation Design Awards, as well as the annual conference. Cathy is a past president of the CPF. The May 11th session focused on the challenges that architects, landscape architects, and property owners face when tackling the special circumstances inherent in giving heritage sites new life. Cathy used the rehabilitation at Alma College to demonstrate successful approaches to these obstacles. Other speakers in the session included Lisa Bankosh, an Open Space Planner at Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, and Frederic Knapp, a Principal at Knapp Architects.