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Michael Shoriak speaks at New Mexico preservation conference

November 06, 2017

Tulane School of Architecture Adjunct Lecturer Michael Shoriak recently spoke at the New Technologies for the Historic Preservation of Earthen Structures in the State of New Mexico conference. Hosted by the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning and National Park Service, the workshop taught new digital documentation techniques for use in preservation work.

Shoriak’s presentation, “Digital Technologies, a Present and Future Use in Student Historic Preservation Work,” provided an introduction to the topic. He utilized student work from the Preservation Studies program to generate discussion on developing digital documentation programs. The workshop included hands-on training in photogrammetry and laser scanning at Pecos National Park.

Shoriak is co-founder and director of the architecture conservation laboratory at Cypress Building Conservation, an architectural conservation company specializing in historic material analysis and hands-on restoration.