Diana Painter wins
preservation leadership award

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Painter Preservation and Planning Historic Preservation and Urban Design
Ellis-Martin House, Petaluma, CA
Ellis-Martin House, Petaluma, CA

October 2–6, 2007
National Trust for Historic Preservation conference
Saint Paul, MN

Diana Painter will be participating in a panel discussion entitled “Innovative Survey Strategies for Recent Past Resources” at the October 2007 National Trust Conference in Saint Paul, MN. She will be talking about a survey and National Register Nomination recently completed by Painter Preservation & Planning for Berkley Square, an African-American designed and financed mid-century subdivision in Las Vegas, Nevada. An article on the project by Courtney Mooney, Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Las Vegas, can be found in CRM Journal


May 7 – 10, 2008
Vernacular Architecture Forum Annual Conference,
Fresno, CA

Diana Painter will be participating in a panel discussion at the upcoming VAF conference in Fresno, CA.   The theme of the conference is, "In the Garden of the Sun: California's San Joaquin Valley." She will be talking about a survey of the residential architecture and environmental setting of the Russian River area in Sonoma County that was undertaken by Painter Preservation & Planning in 2005/2006. Her discussion will focus on the vernacular building types on the river and its resort history. This study was sponsored by the Sonoma County Landmarks Board, the Sonoma County Historical Society, and the Russian River Historical Society.

Archived Events

April 17, 2007
American Planning Association annual conference
Philadelphia, PA

Diana Painter will be moderating a panel discussion on Where Urban Design and Historic Preservation Intersect at the American Planning Association conference in Philadelphia, April 17, 2007. Participating panelists will speak on historic preservation planning in the cities of Venice, FL; Portland, OR; and Philadelphia, PA. Click here for a 800k pdf of the accompanying article. For more information on the conference, see: http://www.planning.org/2007conference/index.htm

Thursday, June 8, 2006 7pm
The Russian River
as a Cultural Route
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Diana Painter will be presenting a lecture on the topic of the Russian River as a cultural route at the 28th annual meeting of The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 8, 2006. The lecture will focus on the history of the Russian River from its roots as a logging community through its heyday as a destination resort. It will explore this historical legacy as seen in the landscape and the architecture, and conclude with a discussion of preservation issues for this sensitive landscape.


Friday, April 28, 2006
Architecture, Neighborhoods and Regional Identity
in the Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest History Conference, Portland, Oregon

Diana Painter and Lawrence Kreisman will be speaking on the topic of Architecture, Neighborhoods and Regional Identity in the Pacific Northwest at the 59th annual Pacific Northwest History Conference to be held April 27-29 in Portland, Oregon. Painter will be speaking on the topic of Regionalism at Mid-Century in the Pacific Northwest and Kreisman will make a presentation based on research for his current book, The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest. Their talk will be held on Friday, April 28th at the Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center.

Pacific Northwest History 2006 Conference Program (pdf)

Pacific Northwest History Conference information


Tuesday, April 25, 2006 7pm
The Architect Brainerd Jones
Petaluma Museum, Petaluma, California

Diana Painter will be presenting a lecture on the residential architecture of Petaluma architect Brainerd Jones on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at the Petaluma Museum as part of their History Week celebration. Jones, who practiced from 1899 to 1945, has had a number of his residential and commercial buildings placed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as numerous buildings in local historic districts. The John D. Ellis House in Petaluma was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by Painter Preservation & Planning in 2006.
Read more about Brainerd Jones in the San Francisco Chronicle