Marilyn Kaplan
New Codes for Old Buildings

Marilyn E. Kaplan received the 2004 Kress Mid-Career grant for “New Codes for Old Buildings: the Preservation Perspective.” In the last ten years there have been more changes in the building regulatory field since World War II. A new regulatory approach, proportional rehabilitation codes, has been developed to remove code-related obstacles to rehabilitation of historic buildings. This is a study of the impact of the code revisions on historic preservation. Marilyn Kaplan has more than 25 years of experience in the preservation field and is an acknowledged expert on building codes and preservation.