Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art presents “Preserving Our Heritage Through the Architectural Lens”

Date: 1/28/22 4:00 PM
Location: Virtual

Norwich University presents “Preserving Our Heritage Through the Architectural Lens,” a virtual talk by conservation architect Eric N. Kuchar ’96 at 4 p.m. Jan. 28.

This event is free and open to the public and can be joined via the link above.

Kuchar is a senior manager with Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker MCWB Architects, who manages the Williamsburg, Virginia, office. He received a Bachelor of Science in architectural studies from Norwich University in 1996 and a Master of Science in building conservation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2003.
Kuchar has more than 26 years of project management and business development experience and has worked with the company for more than 12 years. Early in his tenure with the company, Eric was a drafter for the restoration of James Madison’s Montpelier and detailed the drawings necessary to restore and replace doors, windows and staircases. He acted as assistant project manager for the installation of building systems with the mansion.

Kuchar is currently involved with the restoration of the Thomas Jefferson-designed Student Rooms roofs within the Academical Village at the University of Virginia, a world heritage site. He is also managing projects at Hampden-Sydney College, Sweet Briar College, the College of William and Mary and the Rosewell Ruins.

Kuchar has previously worked on projects at Mount Vernon, Monticello, the New York State Capitol, the Annapolis State House and many other mid-Atlantic region historic sites.

Kuchar is 36 CFR 61 Qualified and meets the Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History and Historic Preservation, as he worked at the New York State Historic Preservation Office. Kuchar is experienced at compliance and easement review with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

During his New York State Historic Preservation Office tenure, Kuchar worked on many notable projects including the redevelopment of the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Terminal at the John F. Kennedy Airport into a hotel, numerous historic tax credit projects, flood mitigation strategies for historic buildings and energy-efficiency upgrades for historic buildings.

Eric recently joined Norwich University’s Board of Fellows for the School of Architecture + Art. The board was founded in 1975 and consists of alumni and friends of Norwich University who have an abiding interest in enriching the university’s academic programs. The School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, a philanthropic organization supporting cancer research, education, volunteerism and other charitable endeavors.

For more than 10 years, the Byrne Foundation has partnered with Norwich to bring eminent national and international architects, designers, artists, and writers to campus for free, open-to-the-public events. Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is the only National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)-accredited architecture school in northern New England.

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