Traditional Building Conference

Join architects, designers, preservationists, building artisans, specialty trades people, restoration and renovation contractors, building owners, facilities managers and suppliers for the only national conference about traditional building materials and methods.

The venue s the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, in Alexandria, Virginia. In addition to AIA CEU-registered courses, take part in architectural walking tours of Historic Alexandria. The theme for 2022 is Methods and Materials; topics will include masonry restoration, glazing for energy efficiency and preserving historic character, adaptive use for traditional buildings, classical design, drawing with geometry, and historic timber framing.

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The Traditional Building Conference Series is a registered provider of AIA continuing education credits. Credits for NARI, AIBD, and some NAHB certifications are available.

Preservation Academy: Hiring a Consultant

The final installment in this year’s Preservation Academy series focuses on the various types of preservation consultants, including archaeological firms, architectural historians, environmental companies, planning and design firms, cultural research companies and other preservation-related consultants. The webinar will also discuss how to find and hire consultants, and tips on finding funding for consultants. Speakers include Blake McDonald, Virginia Department of Historic Resources; and David McCormack, President of Waukeshaw Development. Susan Reed, Senior Associate and Director of Historic Preservation Studio, Glave and Holmes, will be the moderator.

Register online.

Traditional Building Conference

Join architects, designers, preservationists, building artisans, specialty trades people, restoration and renovation contractors, building owners, facilities managers and suppliers for the only national conference about traditional building materials and methods.

The venue is the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, in Alexandria, Virginia. In addition to AIA CEU-registered courses, take part in architectural walking tours of Historic Alexandria. The theme for 2022 is Methods and Materials; topics will include masonry restoration, glazing for energy efficiency and preserving historic character, adaptive use for traditional buildings, classical design, drawing with geometry, and historic timber framing.

REGISTER HERE

The Traditional Building Conference Series is a registered provider of AIA continuing education credits. Credits for NARI, AIBD, and some NAHB certifications are available.

Saving History: Behind the Scenes at the Blackburn Inn

Experience a “Behind the Scenes” look at the past and present of The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center. This weekend package offers a unique opportunity to hear about a massive and ongoing preservation effort while staying overnight at The Blackburn in Staunton, Virginia. With its first building completed in 1828, the former campus of Western State Hospital underwent many transformations over the last 200 years. Join us as we explore the work of architect Thomas Blackburn and the property’s transformation from resort-style hospital to regional correctional facility to luxury boutique hotel, conference center and spa.

This weekend package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations at our boutique hotel
  • Welcome reception
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Private tour of grounds at The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center with developer Robin Miller
  • Self-Guided Architectural Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Staunton
  • Guided Tour of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum
  • Guided Tour of the Frontier Culture Museum
  • Wine tasting at Barren Ridge Vineyards

Don’t miss this chance to see preservation in action in beautiful Staunton this spring. For more information, contact guestservices@blackburn-inn.com.

Preservation Academy: Researching a Historic Site

This workshop will be an introduction to various online and physical, primary and secondary research sources, including census records, property records, wills, probate records, maps, photographs and genealogical sources, and underutilized and atypical research sources which can help research historic sites in underrepresented communities. Speakers include Maral Kalbian, Architectural Historian, Maral Kalbian, LLC; Dr. Angelita Reyes, Professor, Arizona State University; and John Salmon, Historian, Editor and Archivist.  The workshop will be moderated by Karice Luck-Brimmer, Community Initiatives Associate, Virginia Humanities and Board Member of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

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Preservation Academy: Understanding Historic Registers

Preservation Virginia and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources are offering a series of virtual, educational workshops on the fundamentals of historic preservation. The Virginia Preservation Academy will feature live lectures from preservation professionals of varying backgrounds, with direct interaction between participants and panelists.

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John Marshall at Home Virtual Tour

Join a 60-minute interactive virtual visit to the John Marshall House, with a Museum Educator. The signature tour explores the life of John Marshall in early 19th century Richmond as a husband, father, lawyer, enslaver, quoits and Madeira enthusiast, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Free; Suggested donation of $10

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