The Preservation Perspective- Cincinnati Union Terminal
with Principals at John G. Waite Associates, Architects, PLLC John Waite, FAIA; Clay Palazzo, AIA, LEED AP; Nancy Rankin, AIA, LEED AP
7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Cincinnati Museum Center
Join us at Cincinnati Museum Center to get a closer look at the restoration and renewal of Cincinnati Union Terminal. John G. Waite Associates, Architects, PLLC will present an overview of the current plans to restore the iconic 1931-1933 building. Featured Principal Architects John G. Waite, Clay S. Palazzo, and Nancy A. Rankin, will summarize the history of this extraordinary structure and outline the approach to its preservation and renewal through documentation and evaluation, design and planning and the integration of old and new uses.
Designed by New York architects Fellheimer and Wagner, the terminal represented the culmination of railroad station design in the United States; and was one of the country’s largest. The integration of art and architecture at Union Terminal produced one of the preeminent Art Deco designs of that period. Since 1990, the terminal has been the home of Cincinnati Museum Center. An extremely large and complex project with a short design and construction schedule, the restoration and renewal of Union Terminal is employing state-of-the-art techniques to record conditions and diagnose major conservation problems.
JGWA Architects will explain the approach to restoration and renewal, based on archival research and physical investigations. They will discuss the design and planning challenges of restoring significant spaces, providing public amenities, and rehabilitating former service and storage spaces as new museum exhibition offices and galleries – all while major portions of the building remain open to the public. As a large-scale rehabilitation project, the restoration and renewal of Cincinnati Union Terminal meets the high standards of preservation and conservation that befit a National Historic Landmark. The restored terminal will sustain the Cincinnati Museum Center in its service to the community for years to come.
In collaboration with John G. Waite Associates, Architects, PLLC