Pattern Books - Community Tools for Neighborhood Revitalization

APA Virginia Chapter


Monday, July 17, 2017
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. EDT

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A neighborhood pattern book can be an insightful tool in helping residents and investors understand community architectural features and development patterns. As an illustrated guide, a user-friendly pattern book encourages appropriate, complementary renovation of buildings, additions, and new infill construction. This session will explain the difference between a pattern book and design guidelines, typically used by an Architectural Review Board(ARB), in a historic district. Case studies will include information, discussion, and the success of pattern books in Roanoke, Virginia and Alexandria, Virginia.


Alison Stone Blanton

Confirmed Speaker

Alison is responsible for cultural and historic preservation projects undertaken by Hill Studio. She has worked with planners, architects, economists, attorneys, and developers on Historic Tax Credit projects in VA and beyond. She has completed National Register nominations and architectural/district surveys, and consults frequently with State Historic Preservation Officers ... Read More

Katherine C. Gutshall

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Katie is a historic preservation planner at Hill Studio in Roanoke, Virginia. Prior to joining Hill Studio, she worked as a planning consultant in Upstate New York. Katie has over four years of experience preparing National Register nominations, historic surveys, Section 106 reviews, design guidelines, and historic tax credit applications ... Read More

Stephanie Sample

Confirmed Speaker

Stephanie has worked in both historic preservation and urban planning, and is a former member of the Parker-Gray Board of Architectural Review. She has worked on a number of special projects, including: managing the Modern & Sustainable Materials work group which resulted in new window, roofing, and minor architectural elements policies for both local historic districts; and, staffed the Parker-Gray Ad Hoc Design Guidelines work group, which streamlined and re-wrote ... Read More

Christopher Chittum, AICP

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Evelyn Slone, FAICP

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Evie Slone is the Director of Community Planning with Hill Studio in Roanoke, Virginia. She has been a practicing planner for over thirty-five years and has experience as a consultant and as a municipal planning director. She specializes in working with small and rural growing communities in downtown revitalization, neighborhood ... Read More

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