The Baltimore County Historical Trust will present a public seminar on the technical aspects of preserving and recycling old buildings, featuring talks by architect David Gleason and remodeler Martin Azola, on Jan. 23.
Entitled "Technically Speaking," the seminar is the fourth in a series on preservation sponsored by the historical trust. It will be held starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Baltimore County Historical Society Library, 9811 Van Buren Lane in Cockeysville.
"Technically Speaking" will focus on the structural and technical challenges of preserving older properties and how they can be overcome. The cost is $7 per person and seating is limited. Advance registration can be made by called Barbara Weeks at the trust, 377-2156.
* Dwight S. Griffith, vice president of Griffith-Brilhart Builders Inc. of Fallston, has been honored by Professional Builder and Remodeler magazine with its premier award, the "Professional Achievement Award" for achievements in the housing industry, including his work developing the Home Owners War ranty Program for the remodeling industry. He will receive his award at the National Association of Home Builders Conference in Atlanta later this month.
* The Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects has opened an exhibit of the award-winning designs cited in the 1990 design awards program. The exhibition will be on display through January in the lower-level gallery of the AIA building at 11 1/2 W. Chase St. Phone: 625-2585.
* A building designed by RTKL Associates Inc. was honored recently as a winner in the Design '90 Awards Competition sponsored by the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks. Washington Center, a building developed by Quadrangle Development Corp. and designed by the Washington office of RTKL Associates, was cited in the category for office buildings containing 200,000 square feet or more.
Around the region:
* Residents of the Irvington community in West Baltimore last week unveiled a 9-foot-tall identification sign in the 3300 block of Frederick Avenue to help call attention to the neighborhood's revitalization. In 1986, the average price of a house sold in Irvington was $20,000 but today it is nearly $50,000, according to a community representative.
* A. D. Lloyd and M. E. Lloyd purchased a retail center at 4045-4051 North Point Boulevard in Baltimore County.