Preliminary Reporting… Again.Posted: October 10, 2012
It’s time to get back to research and reporting after some snags and hangups.
I’ve done some looking around, to be sure my topic and angle will hold up. The deadline for this may be far in the future, but two topics falling through will cause a serious push at the end of the reporting period. (there’s a lesson there)
At this point it is time for sourcing. A look into my address book turns up a few sources, some new since my last attempt. The importance of this kind of continuously building resource is completely invaluable, and can only build after doing extensive work on a variety of topics. I realized, that the idea actually came from Barry Holloman in my first course after entering Grady, and I wish I had started the ongoing list then. I can’t imagine how many contacts have been lost to memory by neglecting that piece of advice.
Right now, I am looking at Kevin Kirsche and Andrew Lentini for insight into the renovation of the Jackson Street Building, and UGA’s vision on sustainable building.
I also know of an important Architecture History professor at Georgia Tech that has looked into the topic of historic preservation, especially in the southeast, Georgia and Georgia Tech’s campus.
As an expert source on the topic, with information on a nearby point of comparison, he could be an excellent roadmap for questions that need to be asked.
I need to make contact with the Athens Historical Society and UGA Architects, to find sources to talk about the history and future of the university.