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Pre-Conference Workshops
Earn 6 AIA HSW LUs by attending one of the pre-conference workshop, Introduction to Historic Building Assessments, on Wednesday, Sept. 25 in St. Paul, MN. It will be led by historical architect James Malanaphy, AIA. See the full schedule.

Ornamental Options
The big four— precast concrete, cast stone, GFRC and fiberglass— account for the majority of today's precast exterior ornament. Gordon Bock interviewed the experts to discover the advantages and disadvantages of each one. Read more.

New Issue of Period Homes
The latest issue of Period Homes magazine, now available both online and in print, focuses on the five 2014 residential Palladio Award winners. Plus: a product report and book review. Check it out.

Product Gallery: Doors & Windows
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Architecture's Invasive Species
"Many of us are dismayed to see the flood of anarchic buildings swamping America’s older communities–often with the blessing of local preservation boards."
Peter H. Miller
Jefferson and Palladio At Monticello
"If you and I were walking down the street together I'd be holding your arm. You would be watching our step while I was staring up at ... the architecture."
Steven W. Semes
Teaching Architecture in Rome: Part II
"Our graduate students, in Rome this semester pursuing a concentration in Traditional Urbanism, recently returned from a field trip to Pienza, Siena, Florence, Venice and Torino."

Rudy Christian
Are Tradespeople the Canary in the Cultural Coal Mine?
"Since my last blog I have had quite a few conversations with friends and acquaintances about the economics of trades education."
Ward Hamilton
Is Greener Always Better? Problematic Use of Modern Materials in Traditional Building Systems
"Today, 'green' and 'sustainable' are synonymous with responsible living and construction."

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