Calendar of Events

NATIONAL PRESERVATION INSTITUTE: HISTORIC PRESERVATION SEMINARS, January-May 2015. The National Preservation Institute will conduct a series of training seminars for professionals in management, development and historic, cultural and environmental preservation in many cities across the country. Seminars, case studies and small group exercises will highlight state-of-the-art practices in historic preservation. For more information, visit or email


SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS ANNUAL CONFERENCE, April 15-19, 2015. The Society of Architectural Historians will hold its 68th annual conference at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza in Chicago. The conference theme, “Chicago at the Global Crossroads,” will celebrate the 75th anniversary of SAH’s founding. For more information, visit  


TRADITIONAL BUILDING CONFERENCE, April 28-29, 2015. Sponsored by Traditional Building and Period Homes magazines, the first conference in the 2015 series will be held in Boston. The focus this year is “Materials, Methods and Jobs.” For more information, contact Judy Hayward, or 802-356-4348.


CNU 23 CONFERENCE, April 29 – May 2, 2015. The Congress for the New Urbanism will host its 23rd annual conference at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. This event for designers, developers, planners, architects and advocates of walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods will focus on the theme, “Meeting the Demand for Walkable Places;” which looks at the forces driving the desire for more urban lifestyles. For more information, visit

AIA 2015 NATIONAL CONVENTION AND DESIGN EXPOSITION, May 14-16, 2015. The AIA 2014 National Convention & Design Exposition will be held at the McCormick Place in Atlanta. Participants will have a chance to earn Learning Units through education sessions and location tours. Additionally, this year’s event features a keynote address by President Bill Clinton. For more information, visit

SGAA ANNUAL SUMMER CONFERENCE, June 10-12, 2015. The Stained Glass Association of America will host its summer conference in Portland, Ore. This year’s theme is “Expanding Horizons,” and the event will feature classes on traditional painting, technical lectures and a stained-glass tour. For registration and conference updates, visit

JEWELS OF LIGHT, June 19-20, 2015. Focusing on the creation, preservation and appreciation of stained glass, this symposium will be held at the Washington National Cathedral, in Washington. It is sponsored by APTI, the National Cathedral, APT DC Chapter and the American Glass Guild. Abstracts are due January 30. For more information, call 217-529-9039.

APT KANSAS CITY 2014 CONFERENCE, November 1-5, 2015. The Association for Preservation Technology International will host its annual conference in Kansas City, Kan. The theme this year, “Convergence of People and Place,” will explore the interface of diverse technologies and its effects on the modern practice of heritage conservation. For conference updates, visit


AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS ANNUAL CONFERENCE, November 6-9, 2015. Chicago’s McCormick Place will host the 2015 ASLA conference. Submission deadline for presentations is January 28, 2015. For more information,


GREENBUILD 2015, November 18-20, 2015. Greenbuild’s international conference and expo will be held in Washington. It is dedicated to green building products and services and will feature three days of educational sessions, green building tours and seminars. For more information, visit

NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM PROGRAMS & EXHIBITS. The National Building Museum in Washington, DC, offers a series of exhibits and programs throughout the year on topics dealing with architectural design and building. Many of the programs qualify for AIA continuing-education units. The building itself is worth the visit, and 45-minute walk-in tours are offered daily. For details on current programs and a tour schedule, go to

PRESERVATION EDUCATION PROGRAMS. Throughout the year, the Preservation Education Institute, a program of Vermont-based Historic Windsor, Inc., offers workshops on various preservation skills, technologies and practices for building and design professionals, property owners and others. For a complete listing of current programs, go to or contact Judy Hayward at 802-674-6752.

WOOD-CARVING WORKSHOPS. Classically trained master wood-carver Dimitrios Klitsas conducts classes in wood-carving at his studio in Hampden, MA, for novices as well as professionals looking to take their skills to the highest level. Classes are available for both group and individual instruction. For more details, go to or call 413-566-5301.

WOODWORKING CLASSES. The North Bennet Street School holds full-time woodworking courses – including fine carpentry and preservation carpentry – in Boston, MA. Class size is limited to 13 people. The school provides bench space, materials and shop supplies for most workshops. To register and pay online, visit
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