Calendar of Events

NATIONAL PRESERVATION INSTITUTE: HISTORIC PRESERVATION SEMINARS, February – May 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 or email

INTERNATIONAL BUILDERS’ SHOW, February 4-6, 2014. This year, the Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will co-host its annual show with the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. For more information, go to

CLASSICAL TRADITION CONFERENCE, February 6-8, 2014. The Classical Tradition Conference will be held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT. The event is a forum designed to bring together passionate individuals with a common interest in Classical and traditional architecture, art and the allied building arts. Participants arriving on the first day will have a chance to mingle at an evening gathering followed by two days of presentations. For more information, go to

FIRE & LIGHT: A TOUR OF THE ART GLASS OF GREENE & GREENE, February 8, 2014. This two-hour in-depth tour of the Gamble House in Pasadena, CA, will examine the stained-glass work of Greene & Greene. Contemporary glass artist and Gamble House docent John Hamm will show participants the Greenes’ evolution of style. For more information, visit

DESIGNER CRAFTSMEN & HISTORIC HOME SHOW, February 28-March2, 2014. The Designer Craftsmen & Historic Home Show will be held at the Valley Forge Casino Resort Convention Center in Valley Forge, PA. This joint event will give attendees a chance to learn techniques in historic architectural preservation, restoration and renovation as well as view examples of museum quality and original artwork and furniture reproductions. For more information, visit

NOMMA’s 2014 METALFAB EDUCATION EXPO & EXCHANGE, March 12-15, 2014. The National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA) will host its annual convention at the Embassy Suites in St. Charles, MO. The three-day event features seminars and workshops on the metalwork industry; topics include LED illuminated handrails and Best Practices for Metalworking as well as a tour of historic St. Charles. For more information, visit

SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS ANNUAL CONFERENCE, April 9-13, 2014. The Society of Architectural Historians will hold its 67th annual conference in Austin, TX. The conference will feature the SAH Austin Seminar, “Austin and the Place of Historic Architecture in Rapidly growing Cities,” 35 paper sessions and workshops, as well as study tours of the host city’s architecture and landscape. For more information, visit

ICAA’s GRAND TOUR OF SICILY: PALERMO TO TAORMINA, April 25-May 4, 2014. ICAA in conjunction with Classical Excursions will be leading its fourth guided tour through Sicily, Italy. The itinerary begins in Palermo and includes visits to the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento, daytrips to Ragussa Ibla and Noto, walking tours in Siracusa and ends with a night in Taormina. For more information, go to

NATIONAL MAIN STREETS CONFERENCE, May 18-20, 2014. The 2014 National Main Streets Conference will be held in Detroit, MI. The event theme, “Works in Progress,” will focus on Detroit’s resilience, innovation and hard work in building on its cultural and heritage assets to overcome economic challenges. For more information, visit

CNU 22 CONFERENCE, June 4-7, 2014. The Congress for the New Urbanism will host its 22nd annual conference in Buffalo, NY. This event for designers, developers, planners, architects and advocates of walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods will focus on Buffolo’s revitalized neighborhoods and case study of architecture. For more information, visit

SGAA ANNUAL SUMMER CONFERENCE, June 9-11, 2014. The Stained Glass Association of America will host its summer conference at The Elms Resort & Spa in Excelsior Springs, MO. This year’s theme “The Artists’ Retreat at the Elms,” will feature workshops on stained-glass windows, church symbols and restoration painting as well as an optional stained-glass tour of historic St. Joseph. For registration and conference updates, visit

AIA 2014 NATIONAL CONVENTION AND DESIGN EXPOSITION, June 26-28, 2014. The AIA 2014 National Convention & Design Exposition will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Participants will have a chance to earn Learning Units through education sessions and location tours. For more information, visit

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

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

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

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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