Old Line State Summit: When are Replacement Materials OK?

By Preservation Maryland

The Mid-Atlantic preservation community will convene at the Old Line State Summit on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in Annapolis, Maryland. The one-day conference will focus on innovative and adaptable sessions, including an expert panel on the place of replacement materials in historic preservation projects and compliance review.

Event Recap: Thank you to all of our speakers, sponsors, and attendees for your participation in the Old Line State Summit on July 12, 2017 in Annapolis at the U.S. Naval Academy. Many of the sessions have been recorded and presentations made available as a free resource to the preservation community on the Preservation Maryland website.

Conference Materials


This session at the Old Line State Summit will explore perspectives on using new and alternative materials on historic properties; attendees will learn about when and how new and replacement materials may be appropriate to meet preservation and sustainability goals, including energy generation and efficiency. Nakita Reed of Encore Sustainable Design will discuss the intersecting goals of historic preservation and sustainability and how that may influence design decisions. Eric Holcomb will highlight changes recently made in Baltimore City to address the competing priorities of preservation and public health with regard to lead paint, including the process that Baltimore’s preservation commission has created to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in local historic districts. Megan Klem will present on how new and replacement materials are reviewed for the Maryland Historical Trust state tax credit programs. Nell Ziehl of the Maryland Historical Trust will moderate the panel and lead a Q&A with the audience will follow the panel presentations.


Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation

Eric Holcomb is the Executive Director of the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation. Eric graduated with a BA in English Literature from St. Mary’s College of MD and a MA in Preservation Studies from Boston University.  He spent several years working in the restoration trades before joining the staff to the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) in 1994.  In 2004 CHAP staff merged with the Baltimore City Planning Department and in 2014, Eric became the Executive Director of CHAP.   He is a published author, a popular speaker.  He is married with two children attending City College High School.


Megan Klem is a Preservation Officer at Maryland Historical Trust. Megan graduated with a BS in Interior Design from Mercyhurst University and an MS in Interior Architecture with a concentration in Historic Preservation from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After graduation, she joined Johnson-Schmidt & Associates, Architects, a firm specializing in commercial and upper-story development historic rehabilitation projects, as the Interior Designer and Preservation Specialist. During this time, she wrote National Register nominations, tax credit applications, and surveyed historic properties. Megan came to the Maryland Historical Trust in 2016 and is a Preservation Officer with the Maryland Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit program.


Nakita Reed, AIA, LEED BD+C is a principal and co-founder of Encore Sustainable Design, LLC, a Maryland-based firm focused on good design, preservation, and making buildings more sustainable. She is a licensed architect skilled in the design of restoration and adaptive reuse projects. Mrs. Reed has been the LEED Accredited Professional on many new and historic buildings and is well versed in ways to incorporate sustainable features into new and existing buildings. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her Master’s of Architecture, Master’s of Science in Historic Preservation, and certificate in Ecological Architecture.

CHIEF OF THE Office of Planning, Education and Outreach

Nell Ziehl is the Maryland Historical Trust’s Chief of the Office of Planning, Education and Outreach, which includes the Maryland Heritage Areas, Certified Local Government, hazard mitigation planning, museum assistance and public archeology programs. Prior to joining MHT, Nell was a field officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation serving Maryland, DC, West Virginia and Virginia and coordinator for the National Trust’s Save America’s Treasures program during the Clinton Administration. She holds an undergraduate degree in Classical and Near Eastern archeology from Bryn Mawr College and a master’s degree in historic preservation from the University of Georgia.

Registration is now open! All Marylanders interested in protecting and promoting the history and heritage of the Old Line State are invited. Find out more about all of the sessions and speakers online at: oldlinestate.org.

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