Construction has a labor supply problem. This week, CNN Business published an article entitled America desperately needs 1 million more construction workers. The Campaign for Historic Trades, powered by Preservation Maryland, is a national effort to reshape the landscape of historic trades. The organization builds out training programs and creates hands-on opportunities for individuals looking to build careers.
The Campaign for Historic Trades, a national program of Preservation Maryland created to broaden and expand training in the high–demand field of historic trades, and Conversation Legacy, a nationwide nonprofit that engages youth, young adults and veterans in conservation and service programs, today announced a partnership to recruit and train individuals in historic preservation trades.
Richard H. Driehaus, courtesy DePaul University.
Preservation Maryland Mourns the Passing of Richard H. Driehaus
03/11/2021 By Preservation Maryland
Preservation Maryland joins with the rest of the broader preservation community in mourning the passing of Richard H. Driehaus, an icon of preservation philanthropy.
A Chicago native, he founded Driehaus Capital Management in 1982, which today manages over $13 billion in assets. His success in business supported a wide and diverse array of philanthropic pursuits — from education to journalism to traditional architecture and preservation.
richard h. driehaus: Champion of preservation philanthropy
In addition to supporting a wide array of preservation, architecture and arts organizations in his native Chicago, Driehaus’ interest in historic preservation extended across the nation and the globe. His support of preservation reached dozens of organizations — large and small — from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU) to Preservation Maryland’s Campaign for Historic Trades, Driehaus’ support and involvement made significant and dramatic impacts to a broad swath of the preservation community.
Campaign for Historic Trades Trainees, 2018.
Preservation Maryland was the fortunate recipient of funding from the Driehaus Foundation to support the acceleration and expansion of the Campaign for Historic Trades — an initiative that would not have begun with Driehaus’ early philanthropic investment. Today, as a result, we are working to establish registered federal apprenticeships for historic trades — a first for the preservation community — which is a direct result of Driehaus’ support.