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SALON EL ZAGUÁN Jay Dickason & William Powell, 2018 and 2006 Faith & John Gaw Meem Trades Interns

Jay Dickason making adobe bricks at The Palace of Governors, May 2018

Jay Dickason making adobe bricks at The Palace of Governors, May 2018

Jay Dickason & William Powell
2018 and 2006 Faith & John Gaw Meem Trades Interns

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 2pm
RSVP Required

The talk is scheduled for Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 2pm in the sala of HSFF offices located at 545 Canyon Road, Suite 2, Santa Fe. There is no charge for admission for this Salon for members and non-members, but RSVP is required to 505-983-2567 or Membership information on our Join & Give page.



Now in its 14th year, HSFF's Faith and John Gaw Meem Preservation Trades Internship provides valuable hands-on trades experience for students and recent graduates just entering into careers in preservation, architecture, planning and related fields. Current intern Jay Dickason will talk about his experience working with HSFF this summer, showcasing the projects he has worked on at both El Zaguán and the Oliver P. Hovey House, and the program's impact at this early stage in his preservation career. He will be joined by 2006 Preservation Trades Internship alumnus William Powell, who will speak about his work on the zaguán during his internship as well as his career since then. The talk will be opened with remarks from current Chair of the HSFF Board of Directors and one of the founders of this intern program Mac Watson, as well staff Preservation Specialist Mara Saxer.

The presentation will also include screening of a short film detailing the unique plaster restoration process used by our 2009 intern Holly Strachan at the Gustave Baumann House.



Jay Dickason is the 2018 Faith and John Gaw Meem Preservation Trades Intern at the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. Before his recent arrival in Santa Fe, he spent several years in Astoria, Oregon, earning a degree in Historic Preservation and Restoration and subsequently working as an instructional assistant for the preservation program at Clatsop Community College. He has twelve years of prior experience in structural engineering, designing wood-framed residential structures in the San Francisco Bay Area after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in civil engineering. With family connections to Los Alamos and Albuquerque and a strong interest in Southwest history, he looks forward to continuing to learn about New Mexico’s cultural heritage, developing traditional craftsmanship skills, and contributing to the preservation and restoration of the region’s historic built environment.

William Powell, principle of WH Studio, is originally from the southern New Mexico town of La Luz. He has spent the last fifteen years working in various architecture firms and preservation agencies within the US, Mexico and Europe. After receiving his Bachelors of Architecture with an emphasis on history and building construction from the University of Washington, he returned to New Mexico to earn a Masters of Architecture from the University of New Mexico. Powell’s professional experience includes residential construction, infill, retail development, commercial redevelopment and the preservation of Historic Buildings/Cultural Assets including building pathologies and conditions assessments. Powell has also been trained in HABS/HAER documentation including photography and measured drawings. Clients have included the State of New Mexico, the National Park Service, the Federal Scenic Byways program, private individuals, businesses, and multiple landscape, engineering and architecture firms.