The Fall Forum is held in the Hall of Mirrors of the National Historic Landmark Hilton Netherlands Plaza Hotel.

Cincinnati Preservation Association’s “Fall Forum on Preservation” is held each October and presents national or international experts on a wide range of topics.  Chair Margaret Valentine selects speakers who present emerging preservation initiatives and concepts.  The Forum is widely anticipated and attracts an audience of over 300 preservationists, civic leaders, developers, design students, and public officials.





Fall Forum 2019:  “Women in Architecture, Out of the Shadows” by Gabrille Esperdy

This year’s Fall Forum will feature architectural historian  Gabrielle Esperdy.  Esperdy is an architectural and urban historian and cultural critic. She is Associate Professor of Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she has taught since 2001.

Her work examines the intersections of architecture, consumerism, and modernism in the metropolitan landscape, especially in the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She is particularly interested in minor or everyday buildings and in the ways that social, economic, and political issues shape the built environment, both historically and today.

Gabrielle’s research also looks at the architecture profession as it is shaped by social and cultural concerns, including gender, ethnicity, and class. She is increasingly engaged with the production of digital scholarship and with considerations of the historical project in the age of big data. She has lectured on the career and unacknowledged accomplishments of architect Natalie de Blois, lead designer for Cincinnati’s Terrace Plaza Hotel.

Tickets will be available soon at this site.  To learn about sponsorship opportunities, call Rebecca Stone at 513 721-4506 ext 11.

Fall Forum Archives:

Fall Forum 2018 – Speaker: Terry Stewart, Former President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, “King Records”

Fall Forum 2017 – Speaker: James Crawford, Author, “Fallen Glory, The Lives and Deaths of 20 Great Buildings”

Fall Forum 2016 –  Speaker: Jamie Bennett,  President of Art Place America, “Art, Culture and Historic Buildings”

Fall Forum 2015 – Speaker: Donovan Rypkema, Place Economics, “The Economics of Historic Neighborhoods”

Fall Forum 2014 – Speaker: John Stubbs, “A Global View of Architectural Conservation”

Fall Forum 2013 – Kenneth Barnett Tankersley, Ph.D. , “Cincinnati Unearthed, Victories in Preservation”