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Preservation and Sustainability
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's 100-year-old Lincoln Hall has recently undergone a $40-million rehabilitation and restoration lead by CannonDesign of New York, NY. Read more.

Pages from a Sketchbook
In recent decades, street design has become an awkward byproduct of a number of factors: lack of coordination between design and engineering professionals, and a subscription to the unwelcome belief that streets are only to serve cars and for nothing else.
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The Art of Classical Details
Alvin Holm reviews the latest book by Phillip James Dodd, The Art of Classical Details; History, Design, and Craftsmanship, and highly recommends it. Read more.

Historic Building Meets Sun Power
TDG Communications, an ad agency in Deadwood, SD, has installed solar panels on the roof it its small 1880 building, with the approval of the town's Historic Preservation Commission. Read more.


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Getting Stuck with Starchitecture's Bill
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Millennials and Historic Buildings
"Marketers are obsessed with Millennials. And why not? Millennials outnumber baby boomers, are entering their acquisitive years and when finished paying off their student-loan debt, promise to ignite another housing boom."
Steven W. Semes
The Historic City as a Garden: A New Model for Managing Historic Districts
"Historic districts were first created in the U.S. in the 1930s; that is, precisely at the moment when modernist architecture was first making an appearance here."

Rudy Christian
So Now What?
"We have been talking about the failure,for the most part, of today's educational system(s) in addressing the continuing demand for qualifiied tradespeople."
Ward Hamilton
When the Time is Right: Appropriate Use of Modern Materials in a Traditional Roofing System
"While I typically advocate for retaining all of the historic fabric when preserving and restoring traditional building systems, there are exceptions."

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