If you’ve been to a SAME scholarship award ceremony in the past several years, you’ll recognize Jon Flynn, a repeat recipient of our Curtis Scholarship for non-traditional students. Jon is a City of Dayton firefighter who won the Post’s Curtis scholarship while earning both an associate in Architectural Technology and Construction Management from Sinclair and a BA from the University of Cincinnati in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology with a minor in Historic Preservation.
Jon graduated this past year from Sinclair and the University of Cincinnati and is thankful for SAME’s support of his education over the years. Jon still fights fire with Dayton’s Fire Department as well as offering his services performing investigations and analyses of historic buildings. “I perform historic building surveys that involve an evaluation of the structure’s various systems, documentation via floor plans and elevations of the building in situ and general recommendations on needed repairs. These surveys are often the first step a building owner would take for seeking landmark status or developing a comprehensive adaptive reuse plan for historic structures,” Jon says about his services.
Asked about favorite project he’s done, Jon tells of a historic building survey he did of the Fire Company 17 building in Dayton. “This fire house is part of the VA medical center in Dayton and has National Landmark status. It will undergo a complete restoration in 2016.” Jon’s grandfather worked at this firehouse and now he serves there as well, giving the building both personal and historic significance for him. Owners and A/E firms in need of a historic preservation professional can contact Jon Flynn.