Ocean Woodworks and Associate Architectural Historian and Professor Emeritus, Rick Janick to hold free seminar "Wright by the Sea"

Top Quote Free seminar event, "Wright by the Sea" about Frank Lloyd Wright's four local homes and historic and older home preservation strategies. Light refreshments. Speakers include Rick Janick, an award-winning Associate Architectural Historian and Professor Emeritus, and Deven Finnie, Operations Manager and Robert Grummons, Projects Manager of Ocean Woodworks. End Quote
  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) August 19, 2013 - Ocean Woodworks (www.oceanwoodworks.com) will be holding a free seminar presented by Rick Janick, an award-winning Associate Architectural Historian and Professor Emeritus, and Deven Finnie, Operations Manager and Robert Grummons, Projects Manager of Ocean Woodworks. The presentation by Rick Janick will be "Wright by the Sea" and Deven Finnie and Robert Grummons will also discuss strategies for preserving historic and older homes. This special seminar event will be held at Homescapes Carmel, located in the lower level of the Carmel Plaza (Northwest corner of 7th & Junipero in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA) on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM with light refreshments. For more information and to RSVP, please call (831) 899-9055.

    In his presentation, Rick will discuss Frank Lloyd Wright's four projects for the Monterey Peninsula: Nesbitt House (1941), Haldorn House (1945), Walker House (1948-52) and the Clark House (1952) that are in Carmel and Pebble Beach. He will share fascinating information and stories about Wright, an internationally respected architect, including excerpts from letters between Wright and his clients, and color renderings from the projects.

    Rick Janick is an award-winning Carmel-based Associate Architectural Historian with over 40 years of experience. He has compiled, supervised and published Architectural Resource Inventories for the cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey and Pacific Grove. He has also been the Architectural Historian for a Historic Resource Inventory for the County of Monterey and for the City of San Juan Bautista.

    Rick has developed, with registered Architectural Historian, Kent Seavey, an important Architectural Archive consisting of building files for Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Pebble Beach and Monterey County, over 1100 slides of the Morley Baer Archive of local architects, and drawings and models of local architects. The archive will become a non-profit organization, MARI (Monterey Architectural Resource Inventory) soon. Rick has published numerous articles and worked with the Monterey Museum of Art, the Monterey Bay Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, and other organizations. He is currently working on a Revision of Catalogue on Monterey Architecture and has compiled letters of correspondence between clients and Frank Lloyd Wright concerning his four projects for the Monterey Peninsula.

    Rick is a Professor Emeritus of Art History and the Gentrain Program at Monterey Peninsula College where he taught for nearly 40 years and developed many highly respected art and architecture courses and tours. He was a Visiting Professor of Architectural History at Cal-Poly, Pomona in Pomona, California and a lecturer in Art History at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and El Camino Junior College. He was a member of the staff of J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu as a graduate student at UCLA.

    Rick's interest in Frank Lloyd Wright spans many decades and Rick graduated with Special Honors from Lake Forest College for his Senior Thesis about Frank Lloyd Wright. He was an elected honorary member of The Monterey Bay Chapter of The American Institute of Architects and was Co-Recipient of the Stanton Award in 2006. He also earned a Fulbright Fellowship to Holland and Belgium. He has lead over a dozen tours to Europe as well.

    Rick holds an M.A. in Art History from UCLA and a B.F.A. in Art History-Architectural History from University of Southern California. He also has a B.A. in Physics and Art History from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois. He is a member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, California Preservation Foundation, American Preservation Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and more.

    For the past decade, Deven Finnie has been the Operations Manager of Ocean Woodworks. Deven has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and is well-respected for his innovative problem solving and high quality finishing work. He has worked on many historic and new homes as well as commercial properties on the Monterey Peninsula.

    Robert Grummons has more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry and has been a licensed general contractor since 1991. Since 1985, he has worked on many high end remodels of homes on the Monterey Peninsula, including a 1995 historic restoration of the barn of the first house in Carmel that was also remodeled by the legendary Hugh Comstock in 1945. During a year and a half break from local construction, Robert worked with the US Military, in Kirkuk, Iraq.

    Ocean Woodworks, located at 398 Shasta, Sand City, CA 93955, (831) 899-9055 is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a year of special events, on site and off site, demos, films and seminars, a new furniture line launch, and more. Ocean Woodworks combines over 80 years of experience within its company team to bring its clients throughout the United States the best in custom fit architectural millwork. Ocean Woodworks has done work on many historic homes in Carmel, Monterey and Pacific Grove, including the oldest home in Carmel. It also worked on Rocky Shores, the newer stone home built along the ocean in Pacific Grove.

    Ocean Woodworks is a trusted source for a wide array of custom building projects and maintains a very high standard of professionalism. Deven Finnie works wonders with wood and is able to craft and mimic exacting reproductions of centuries' old, period specific moldings and striking custom windows and doors. Ocean Woodworks' range is limitless from plan specific architectural details to custom crafted furniture. The projects span an amazing range from simple and straightforward to complex and extensive. The finishing touches are done in-house to complete the replication of weathered antique, contemporary or any other aesthetic look the owners want to incorporate in their homes. There's no limit to the ingenuity and artistry of Ocean Woodworks' output, pride-of-craftsmanship and attention to detail.

    Ocean Woodworks is committed fully to saving and maintaining the historical architectural details that are vital to the integrity of the historical preservation guidelines. Many municipalities' architectural review boards have fairly strict guidelines regarding what can and can't be done to a historic structure. But with persistence and careful planning, a home can be modernized and added to without detracting from its historic significance. Generally speaking, homeowners can keep the spirit and charm of the home- the reasons that attracted them to the home in the first place, while increasing space and modern features. It's important that any updates don't over shadow the original character, retaining the feeling of what the house used to be but modernized in such a way that the changes don't stand out unnecessarily. This is the concept Ocean Construction approaches all historical building challenges. The process, known as rehabilitation, enables the firm to make repairs, alterations and additions, while preserving those portions or features which convey its historical, cultural and architectural value.

    Ocean Woodworks was created to support the in house cabinetry and custom millwork for Ocean Construction founded in 1998. Ocean Construction completed the last truly ocean front property on the Monterey Peninsula (one of three homes) in 2010 located at 1400 Sunset, just past the Pacific Grove Lighthouse. Built on the Rocky Shores property, this home is a prime example of Ocean Woodworks' long term planning and engineering to bring this one of a kind property to market after seven years of planning and two years of construction. Ocean Woodworks believes that it's important to understand how each client will live and what they want to draw from a home inspiration, energy, imagination, calm or pure beauty. Please contact Ocean Woodworks for any bidding and pricing for any current and up-coming projects.

    "Hand crafted and custom built" - every Ocean Woodworks new home is built on tradition including meticulous planning, precise execution and spectacular results. For more information, go to www.oceanwoodworks.com, or call Deven Finnie at 831 899 9055 or email oceanwoodworksd ( @ ) gmail dot com.

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