This event have been postponed due to COVID-19
and will be rescheduled for fall 2020 as details become available.

Preservation Month Workshop:
Flood Planning & Preparedness for Historic Buildings in Delaware
Friday, May 1, 2020

Preservation Delaware, Inc. is offering a full day workshop during Historic Preservation Month to inform professionals, government officials, and interested residents to plan for sea level rise, storm surge, and local flooding. The new Secretary of the Interior Guidelines suggests that current climate change risks may require more aggressive risk reduction and adaptation interventions to the historic integrity to ensure the continued survival of historic buildings. Community-wide risk reduction is necessary via wetland reclamation, new wetlands, rain gardens, urban forests, floodplain restoration, and reduced impervious surfaces.


Dominique M. Hawkins, FAIA, LEED AP, NCARB, and founding principal of Preservation Design Partnership, a planning and design practice, focuses exclusively on offering professional services for historic sites and buildings. Ms. Hawkins was contracted by the States of Maryland and New Jersey to create Flooding Mitigation Guides and her presentation will focus on lessons learned in developing these guidelines for historic communities and districts.

Margaret H Rollins Community Center, 101 Adams Ave, Lewes, DE 19958

Preservation Delaware, Inc., City of Lewes, and Sussex County

9:30 am to 10:00 am - Coffee and registration
10:00 am to 10:15 am - Welcome and introductions - John Mateyko
10:15 am to 11:15 am - Dominique M. Hawkins presentation
11:15 am to 11:30 am - Break
11:30 am to 12:30 pm - Dominique Hawkins presentation (continued)
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Lunch break
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm - Dominique Hawkins final thoughts
2:00 pm to 2:15 pm - Break
2:15 pm to 3:45 pm - Panel discussion (speakers tentative)
4:00 pm - Reception