Do Not Kill The Old Town (a concise practical guide on the conservation issues)

The following is a draft manual which I wrote between the years 1991 to 1993.

During this time, I was desperately seeking a position in the field of architectural conservation in Montreal, however, there were many hurdles I had to overcome.  I was new to Montreal and Canada, so my professional contact list was very short, my command of the English language was limited, and, additionally, the unemployment rate was reaching 20% in Quebec.

My efforts in writing and presenting this draft to prospective employers contributed, as planned, in attaining professional contacts, and achieving my goal in aquiring a position as a Conservation Architect.

Truthfully, I would not be where I am today without a certain Service Canada welfare clerk who had said: “You spent too many years in school to work a menial job. Try again, and find something in your field."

The book was never published but, surprisingly, it has found its way to the Getty Conservation Institute Library.