Technical Training Workshops


Upcoming Training Workshop

Applying the SOI Standards for Rehabilitation

Monday | August 23 | 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Tabor Opera House in Leadville – 20 person limit
Cost: CPI Members $50 | Nonmember: $65

*$10 from each registration goes to the Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation

Recognized by CPI as a Most Endangered Place in 2016 and the recipient of a Save America’s Treasures grant, the Tabor Opera House in Leadville is now undergoing a significant rehabilitation, thanks to funding from organizations including History Colorado, DOLA, Partners in Preservation, and the National Park Service. The majority of the exterior envelope is associated with Horace Tabor, with construction completed in only 100 days in 1879, while the interior is representative of a major remodeling project by the Elks in 1902. Thanks to generous grantors, the rehabilitation of the masonry and windows on the west (front) elevation are underway. Both building components are highly deteriorated, requiring skilled craftspeople to carry out the work. The preservation of a ghost-painted sign is also planned. In addition, construction documents for the rehabilitation of the interior have been completed with the goal of providing modern amenities and accessibility while respecting the building’s character-defining features. Participants of this workshop will be able to view plans for the building’s future rehabilitation in conjunction with touring the building in its current condition as well as view “preservation in action” as masonry and window restoration contractors work on the west building elevation. Interaction between the participants and the workshop hosts will be promoted.

Sponsored by


Tim Hoehn

Kris Hoehn

Tim Hoehn with Kris Hoehn formed Hoehn Architects PC in 1999 as a “hands on” architectural practice, providing high-quality project delivery and superior client service. Their firm offers architectural services ranging from cultural resource surveys and historic structure assessments to design and construction documents for restoration/ rehabilitation projects and contemporary urban infill projects. Their projects include the Argo Mill, the Georgetown School, the Pueblo City & Memorial Halls, the Molly Brown House Museum, the Tabor Opera House, and the Holy Trinity Church.  

Andy Carlson

Andy Carlson began his career by earning a Ph.D. in philosophy at Penn State. In 2001, he helped a friend fix up a historic home in Denver, and thus entered into his preservation career, setting up his own contracting business that specialized in the restoration historic homes. In 2009, Andy joined Wattle & Daub Contractors, a historic preservation specialist, where he served for nine years as carpenter, Project Manager, and ultimately Director of Operations. In 2018, Andy formed A&M Renovations, LLC with partner Mike Sherwood. The company has completed numerous SHF-funded projects, including those at the Amache Relocation Center in Grenada, the North London Mill Office in Alma, and the Ponderosa Lodge in Colorado Springs.

Greg Connor

Greg Connor is the President of Heritage Window Restoration, a historic window, door, and millwork preservation contractor in Denver, CO focused on high quality work that reflects a passion for historic preservation and an appreciation for our shared architectural heritage.  In addition to managing the day to day operations of the business, Mr. Connor is responsible for all sales and project management duties.  Much of his time is spent working with historic preservation architects and historic building owners to develop a scope of work and budget that addresses a building’s preservation needs with a focus on improving energy efficiency and occupant comfort.  With extensive experience on historically designated buildings at the local, state, and national levels, recent project partners include; The General Services Administration, The National Park Service, The State of Colorado, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, History Colorado and the State Historical Fund, The Colorado Historical Foundation, Colorado Preservation, Inc., and Historic Denver, Inc., among others.

Thaddeus Hust

Thaddeus Hust has been in the masonry and landscaping profession since 1994, when he first began working with stone in the landscape during his summer breaks in Durango, CO while attending Fort Lewis College and majoring in Latin American Studies.

Thaddeus started out working on flagstone patios, steps and pathways, hand chiseled stone retaining walls and creative boulder placement. His passion developed and he took a deeper interest in traditional stone methods. His years of stubborn hands on practice and the study of old school masonry in Europe, the United States, and Latin America eventually led him to historical preservation masonry. Thaddeus is now the president of Agave Landscapes & Masonry, Inc. and his work covers new hardscape and stone veneer masonry projects, CMU block and brick installation and a particular focus on historical restoration and preservation.

For the past 13 years, Thaddeus and his crews have worked on numerous historical projects in the state of Colorado and we have been honored to help in the preservation of the parks, museums, retaining walls, store fronts, churches, bridges, theaters and more that are so vital and important to their communities.

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