A Program of Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

Workshops

Architectural Design Series — Ideation & Programming

The Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, in a partnership with Dana Monroe, an architect and instructor at Art Institute of Pittsburgh and TechShop Pittsburgh, will offer a Design, Draw, and Scale Your House Workshop Series.

This workshop is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 15

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

Ideation & Programming is the first of this four-part workshop series. Topics will include:

  • What do you need or want to design your house
  • Gathering reference materials and information
  • How to draw a rendering

About the presenter: Dana Monroe is an instructor at TechShop Pittsburgh where she teaches members how to safely operate fabricating machinery such as in a wood shop, laser cutter/engraver, CNC milling, vinyl cutter and vacuum former. She is also a freelancer in 2-D and 3-D CAD design work both architectural and mechanical. She is a graduate of Penn State University, where she received a degree in Architecture.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

Home Buying by Dollar Bank

Join us for a free Home Buying Workshop. We’ll show you how you can own your own home, including information about:

  • Credit counseling and restoration programs
  • Grant money for closing costs
  • Affordable mortgage and down payment options
  • Programs to help public housing residents, section 8 tenants and renters (Minimum annual family income requirements)
  • Your free credit report including an evaluation

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Monday, May 12

6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

To register, please call Pittsburgh Housing Development Assoc., Inc. at 412-242-2700.

Visit our website at www.phdainc.org, and www.landmarkshousingresource.org.

Wood Windows — Maintenance and Repair

Regis Will, member of Western Pennsylvania Woodworkers Association and historic preservation enthusiast, will discuss about the maintenance and report of wood windows.

This workshop is free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 3

10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

This workshop is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated: marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527

Q/A with Trade Institute Masonry Demonstration

Construction and masonry industry expert Stephen Shelton of Shelton Masonry + Contracting holds a Q/A session for the whole masonry series and other related questions. The audience could also get chance to try out the tools during the masonry demonstration.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 19

10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

 

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

Trick of the Trade

Construction and masonry industry expert Stephen Shelton of Shelton Masonry + Contracting presents a workshop on the trick of trade in masonry construction.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 17

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

Masonry Design and Implementation — Overview of Materials

Construction and masonry industry expert Stephen Shelton of Shelton Masonry + Contracting presents a workshop on the masonry design and implementation with an overview of materials.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 12

10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

History of Masonry

Construction and masonry industry expert Stephen Shelton of Shelton Masonry + Contracting presents a workshop on the history of masonry.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 10

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

Flooring — 2 of 2

Wood and laminate flooring products are designed for the DIYer.  But with so many products on the market, it is critical to have a clear understanding of the materials available today. The Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, in a partnership with DIY Pittsburgh, will offer a Home Improvement Workshop Series.  In this session of Flooring, students will learn about the materials and installation of solid wood, engineered wood, and laminate flooring.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 27

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is the founder of DIY Pittsburgh, Remodeling Consultants & Educators.  Michael has a unique background that combines professional experience as both a carpenter and an educator.  He created DIY Pittsburgh with a simple mission: Teach homeowners the skills and knowledge needed to remodel their own homes.

Currently a middle school principal, Michael was originally a journeyman carpenter.  He has experience in commercial and residential construction and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program in the mid-1990’s.  Michael also has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Education from Duquesne University.  He worked as a teacher in a Pittsburgh area high school for 6 years before becoming a principal.  Michael combined his knowledge as a carpenter with his ability to teach to create DIY Pittsburgh.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

Flooring — 1 of 2

Wood and laminate flooring products are designed for the DIYer.  But with so many products on the market, it is critical to have a clear understanding of the materials available today. The Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, in a partnership with DIY Pittsburgh, will offer a Home Improvement Workshop Series.  In this session of Flooring, students will learn about the materials and installation of solid wood, engineered wood, and laminate flooring.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 25

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is the founder of DIY Pittsburgh, Remodeling Consultants & Educators.  Michael has a unique background that combines professional experience as both a carpenter and an educator.  He created DIY Pittsburgh with a simple mission: Teach homeowners the skills and knowledge needed to remodel their own homes.

Currently a middle school principal, Michael was originally a journeyman carpenter.  He has experience in commercial and residential construction and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program in the mid-1990’s.  Michael also has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Education from Duquesne University.  He worked as a teacher in a Pittsburgh area high school for 6 years before becoming a principal.  Michael combined his knowledge as a carpenter with his ability to teach to create DIY Pittsburgh.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

How to Frame a Wall

Wood framing is the structural skeleton of your home. The Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, in a partnership with DIY Pittsburgh, will offer a Home Improvement Workshop Series.  If you are planning a remodeling project that includes opening walls or adding on this course will help you tackle the job in a safe and structurally sound manner.  Students will learn safe use of hand and power tools, layout, measuring, cutting, and ultimately how to frame a wall with a window and a door.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 18

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is the founder of DIY Pittsburgh, Remodeling Consultants & Educators.  Michael has a unique background that combines professional experience as both a carpenter and an educator.  He created DIY Pittsburgh with a simple mission: Teach homeowners the skills and knowledge needed to remodel their own homes.

Currently a middle school principal, Michael was originally a journeyman carpenter.  He has experience in commercial and residential construction and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program in the mid-1990’s.  Michael also has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Education from Duquesne University.  He worked as a teacher in a Pittsburgh area high school for 6 years before becoming a principal.  Michael combined his knowledge as a carpenter with his ability to teach to create DIY Pittsburgh.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

PLEASE RSVP FOR ALL SESSIONS TO: Mary Lu Denny, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 412-471-5808 x527, marylu@phlf.org

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