Calendar of Events
PALACES FOR THE PEOPLE: GUASTAVINO AND AMERICA’S GREAT PUBLIC SPACES EXHIBIT, Now-September 7, 2014. This traveling exhibition examining the work of Rafael Guastavino Sr. (1842-1908) and his son, Rafael Jr. (1872-1950) will set up at the Museum of the City of New York in NYC. It features the innovations of the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company (1889-1962) and has been expanded to include 20 key Guastavino spaces in the five boroughs. For more information, visit www.mcny.org.
TRADITIONAL BUILDING CONFERENCE SERIES, July 16-17, 2014. The third stop of this year’s Traditional Building Conference Series will be in Boston, MA. The event will feature an intensive two-day symposium for architects, contractors and design professionals, as well as the chance to earn AIA continuing-education credits. For more information, call Carolyn Walsh, 781-779-1560 or Judy Hayward, 802-674-6752 or go to www.traditionalbuildingshow.com. For sponsorships, contact Peter Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL PRESERVATION INSTITUTE: HISTORIC PRESERVATION SEMINARS, August-December 2014. 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 www.npi.org or email email@example.com.
SAH CROATIA STUDY TOUR, August 18-29, 2014. The Society of Architectural Historians will lead a study tour of Croatia, one of the most sought after travel destinations and a European Union as of last year. The tour will feature exemplary works of Islamic architecture such as the Gazi Husrey-bey Mosque and the 14th century Gothic Drago Palace as well as the chance to earn 54 HSW AIA continuing-education credits. For more information, visit www.sah.org.
AIA CRAN SYMPOSIUM, September 18-20, 2014. AIA’s Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) will hold its 7th annual symposium at the Mills House Wyndham Hotel and Hibernian Hall in historic Charleston, SC. The three-day symposium, “The Architecture of Influence,” will explore the importance of history and context in the design of new houses. For more information, visit www.network.aia.org/cran/home.symposium/2014.
TRADITIONAL BUILDING CONFERENCE SERIES, September 25-26, 2014. The fourth and last stop of this year’s Traditional Building Conference Series will be in St. Paul, MN. The event will feature an intensive two-day symposium for architects, contractors and design professionals, as well as the chance to earn AIA continuing-education credits. For more information, call Carolyn Walsh, 781-779-1560 or Judy Hayward, 802-674-6752 or go to www.traditionalbuildingshow.com. For sponsorships, contact Peter Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRESERVING THE HISTORIC ROAD 2014 CONFERENCE, September 26-28, 2014. Historic Roads will host its biennial conference in Savannah, GA. The three-day conference is structured around educational sessions, seminars and field tours to the host city’s historic roads’ sites. For more information, visit www.historicroads.org.
DESIGNDC 2013, October 1-3, 2014. DesignDC 2014 will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. This three-day conference is designed to connect attendees to cutting-edge technology and projects, as well as provide opportunities to mingle with AIA members of the Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Potomac Valley areas. For more information, visit www.aiadesigndc.net.
BOSTON PRESERVATION ALLIANCE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, October 21, 2014. Boston Preservation Alliance will host its 2014 Preservation Achievement Awards ceremony at the Great hall of historic Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston, MA. The award ceremony, beginning at 6:00 pm, will recognize 10 winning projects with a reception to follow in the Greenhouse, located beside Faneuil Hall. For more information, visit www.bostonpreservation.org.
GREENBUILD 2014, October 22-24, 2014. Greenbuild’s international conference and expo will be held in New Orleans, LA. 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 www.greenbuildexpo.org.
APT QUÉBEC CITY 2014 CONFERENCE, October 26-30, 2014. The Association for Preservation Technology International will host its annual conference at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City, Canada. For conference updates, visit www.apti.org.
ARCHITECTUREBOSTON EXPO, October 28-30, 2014. The Boston Society of Architects will host its tradeshow and conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Hall C, in Boston, MA. Workshops will cover topics such as building materials and technology, software and code. Participants will have the chance to earn continuing education and AIA/CES Learning Units. For more information, visit www.abexpo.com.
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 www.nbm.org.
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 www.preservationworks.org 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 www.klitsas.com 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 www.nbss.edu.