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Kalman, Harold D.
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Harold Kalman is a heritage professional and architectural historian whose work has focussed on developing and encouraging best conservation practices by means of involvement in on heritage policy and projects, teaching, writing, and organizational service. He withdrew from active heritage consulting after 35 years in practice. He remains a principal of Commonwealth Historic Resource Management Ltd.
Kalman teaches architectural conservation at the University of Hong Kong (where he is Honorary Professor of Architecture) and the University of Victoria, and formerly taught architectural history at the University of BC. He is the author (or co-author) of many standard texts on conservation and architecture, including Exploring Vancouver, Exploring Ottawa, The Evaluation of Historic Buildings, Principles of Heritage Conservation, Reviving Main Street, The Sensible Rehabilitation of Older Houses, Encore: Recycling Public Buildings for the Arts, A History of Canadian Architecture, and The Railway Hotels. Kalman was the founding president of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals and the BC Association of Heritage Professionals. He has served as chair of the Vancouver Heritage Commission, and on the boards of the Heritage Canada Foundation, the Association for Preservation Technology, and ICOMOS Canada. He is currently the member for BC of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Kalman received the British Columbia Heritage Award (2006), the Gabrielle Léger Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Heritage Conservation (2009), and a City of Vancouver Lifetime Achievement Award (2012). He is a Member of the Order of Canada