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Press Release June 1, 2005
Accurate Building Inspectors®

Special Event

06-01-05 A lecture and discussion at New York City College Of Technology, CUNY, devoted to the art and science of restoring, renovating, and living in a brownstone house.

June 4th Seminar Saturday 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Admission is $35/person
Attendees must pre-register by phone at 718-552-1170.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
The City University of New York

P r e s s   R e l e a s e

Brownstones & Other Lovable Structures.
     The Anatomy of a Brownstone

     June 4th Seminar Saturday 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Featuring:

Lawrence Ubell: Inspector and WNYC radio personality
  “Mr. Fix-it” of the Leonard Lopate Show.
Robert Zagaroli: Associate Professor
Jill Bouratoglou: Professor
Barbara Smith Mishara: Professor

NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
The City University of New York
Division of Continuing Education
300 Jay Street at Howard Bldg. 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201-2983
Telephone: (718) 552-1170  Fax: (718) 552-1192

Information: Call program producer Peggy O'Keefe
Program Development Specialist
Continuing Education Division
(718) 552-1166.

A Brooklyn Story:

On June 4th, 2005: From 1:00 to 5:PM A Saturday afternoon of lecture and discussion devoted to the art and science of restoring, renovating, and ultimately living in a brownstone house will be offered by New York City College of Technology in downtown Brooklyn. A collaboration between the Continuing Education Division and Architectural Technology departments, the program features academic and commercial experts exploring how technology has converged within brownstones over two centuries. The program will be at Voorhees Auditorium at New York City Technical College/CUNY (“City Tech”) on Saturday, June 4th from 1-5pm. Admission is $35/person, attendees must pre-register by phone at 718-552-1170.

Speakers include faculty members from the Architectural Technology program. The stage will be set with a series of short lectures to help define just what a brownstone is. Associate Professor Robert Zagaroli will conduct a “virtual walking tour” with photographs and commentary of distinctive downtown Brooklyn buildings. Professor Jill Bouratoglou will dissect a brownstone structurally, and explain the rhyme and reason of 19th century construction. How people lived in the houses over time will be explored by Professor Barbara Smith Mishara, who will present a timeline of residential technology innovations, and how they were accommodated into brownstone houses.

Commercial experts will explore how 21st century technology is being integrated into brownstone houses. A panel comprised of residential electronic installation experts will discuss security, entertainment, and communications technology trends. The effect this has on traditional approaches to electronic wiring infrastructure will be a key theme.

The program closes with a Town Hall style question and answer session with building inspector and WNYC radio personality Lawrence Ubell “Mr. Fix-it” of the Leonard Lopate Show. After a short introductory lecture he will answer specific questions audience members have about their brownstones.

Combining academic and consumer oriented information for an afternoon of fun learning is a key goal of the program. “Brooklyn is rich in history, with lovely homes,” says Dr. Carol Sonnenblick, Dean of Continuing Education at New York City College of Technology. “We feel that City Tech can be a wonderful resource to its neighbors.”

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call program producer Peggy O'Keefe, Program Development Specialist in the Continuing Education Division at 718-552-1166.


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