What I Learned at AIA Atlanta 2015
"If your primary interest is traditional building, the best networking at the annual AIA Convention is with the members of the Historic Resources Committee, the oldest Knowledge Community within the AIA. About 6,000 members of AIA identify preservation architecture as an interest and/or vocation." Read more from Peter H. Miller's blog.
A City's Centerpiece
After a severe earthquake, the citizens of Atascadero, CA, took stock and decided to restore the historic City Hall to its original 1918 appearance.
Traditional Building Conference in Princeton, NJ
The next Traditional Building Conference is scheduled for July 21-22 in Princeton, NJ, at the historic Nassau Inn. The theme is Materials, Methods and Jobs.
The Placemaking Handbook
Clem Labine reviews Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns by John Massengale and Victor Dover, and finds a valuable guide for urban planners and others.
Come Mingle with the Lions of Classicism
"The 2014 Classical Tradition Conference (CTC) in Salt Lake City was a high point of the past year
Peter H. Miller
What I Learned at AIA Atlanta 2015
"If your primary interest is traditional building, the best networking at the annual AIA Convention is with the members of the Historic Resources Committee, the oldest Knowledge Community within the AIA."
Steven W. Semes
The Garden City in Italy and Abroad
"The garden city was based on four principles: a built environment designed to promote health, urban development of a limited size, a bounded community surrounded by natural landscape, and community ownership and management of the land."
William Blake Cut Sharp Marriage Marks
"I know a good number of folk in the traditional trades who knew full well right along that was where they wanted to be."
Dealing with Snow and Ice Dams in Traditional Roof Systems
"Ice damming occurs when heat loss causes snow to melt and slide down the slope of the roof.
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While it's usually among the last items installed on a project, door hardware is the first thing a visitor will touch when interacting with the building--and thus it is the hardware that gives the first impression.
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