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 www.npi.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.buildersshow.com.
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 www.ctcslc.com.
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 www.gamblehouse.org.
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 www.historichomeshows.com.
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 www.nomma.org.
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 www.sah.org.
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 www.classicist.org.
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 www.preservationnation.org.
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 www.cnu.org.
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 www.stainedglass.org.
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 www.aia.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.
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.
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.
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NYT: "Off With the Face Paint"
WSJ: "A Maryland Farmhouse, Minus the Farm"
WSJ: An Renovated Brownstone Retains its Historic Charm
WSJ: "A Historic, Period-Perfect Miami House"
Hits and Misses of the Proposed Park Avenue Historic District
Washington Post: An Annapolis, MD, Waterfront Estate—Yours for $13.1M
Washington Post: Japan Meets Virginia
Curbed: "New York's 'Little White House'
Washington Post: "Georgetown Mansion for $16.8M"
NYT: "Upper East Side Mansion: Lavish on Every Level"
"A 50-Room French Castle Asks $17.1 Million"
"Enjoying a Restored Historic Home"
Curbed: Gilded Age Memories
NYT: "Townhouse Turnaround"
The Washington Post: A Storied Past
Curbed: Craftsman Decor 101
Curbed: "Illinois' $6M David Adler Manor"
NYT: "The Dakota's Cousins and How They Grew"
WSJ: "Germany's Gilded Island of Sylt"
WSJ: A Historic Firehouse Becomes a Home
NYT: "Plain or Painted?"
WSJ: "The Global House of Tudor"
WSJ: "How to Buy an Antique Mantelpiece"
NYT: "Scraping Away the Decades"
HGTV Remodels: Top 10 Exterior Housing Styles
WSJ: It's Not Exactly Scot Free, but This 18th-Century House Does Have a Pedigree
WSJ: "Tales of the South Pacific in Beverly Hills"
NYT: "Penthouses for the Puck Building"
NYT: "Once an $18,000 Home on a Decaying Street, Now a $5 Million Gem"
Curbed: "Townhouse of Park Slope's First Gentrifiers Listed for $4.8M"
NYT: "In Queens, Now May Not Be the Time for an Old House of the Future"
WSJ: "Sibling Retreat in Santa Fe"
ZipRealty: "Top Residential Home Styles and Where to Find Them"
NYT: "Feinstein's Home: Isn't It Romantic?" Well, Yes; But It's Also Expensive!
WSJ: English Accent? Thatch for Sure
Marvin Windows and Doors Announces the Winners of Its 2013 Marvin Architect's Challenge
NYT: "Spuyten Duyvil, the Bronx, Defined by the Views"
NYT: "Built When Sheep Grazed in Brooklyn Heights"
NYT: Prime Park Avenue Sale
Washington Post: A Natural Alternative
Remodeling: An Old Building, Meant for Business, Is Now a Special House and Lovely Home
WSJ: Mid-19th-Century House in Nyack, NY, Is a Jewel of a Restoration Project
Introducing The Crittall Prize!
WSJ: An Eyeful of an Edwardian Home Graces England’s Beautiful Lake District
NYT: "She Used Her Gut Instincts"
CNET: "How Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Survived Murder, Fires, Constant Change"
Remodeling: Home Sweet Home Again for Founder of Coca-Cola's House
WSJ: "The Lure of the Lighthouse"
NYT: Architect Dennis Wedlick's "Pursuit of the Perfectly Passive"
Curbed: "Buy the Historic Mansion of Erector Set Inventor A.C. Gilbert"
WSJ: "Chasing an Original in Chicago"
WSJ: "House Call: After the Demolition, Memories Will Remain"
WSJ: Restoration of Pricey Property in South Carolina Has Southern Accent
Remodeling: After a Sensitive Renovation and Restoration, an Old House in Minneapolis Is Now a Shining Example
Inhabitat: In Brooklyn, NY, a Home with Japanese and Victorian Influences Struts Its Stuff
NPR: "Miami Beach Preservationists Battle Glitterati Over Homes"
Remodeling: Sustainable Design and Historic Preservation Mesh Well in the Renovation of This Old Home
NYT: A Park Avenue Co-Op Scrubs Up
WSJ: Maurice Fatio's Mediterranean Style Graces a 1930s Home in Miami Beach
WSJ: "A California Craftsman Fit for a Catalog"
WSJ: "Welcoming Front Doors—Artistic Entryways Made of Wood, Glass and Metal"
NYT: "Call Me 'Mansion'"
Curbed: Capital Investment
NTHP: The Gilded Mansions of Long Island That Inspired The Great Gatsby, Book and Movie
WSJ: "Rowayton History, Restored"
Houzz: Using Trim, Smartly, to Update a Traditional Home
Preservation: Sweet Location
WSJ: A Stable Investment
Ancientvine: Tour a Roman Domicile, Reconstructed in 3-D
NYT: At the Ohio History Center, Building the American Dream, 1950s Style
NYT: "How to Restore a Mystery House"
Huffington Post: "Amelia Earhart's American Gothic Home"
WSJ: Buying Colonial Houses, "Real" Colonial Houses
Showdown! In Marvin's Challenge, Vote for Your Favorite Projects
WSJ: "Norm Abram on His Newish Old House"
Washington Post: "The 18th Century Revisited"
NTHP: Now Out—the 2013 List of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places
NYT: "House Hunting in...the Czech Republic"
MarketWatch: They're So Trad; the Most Expensive Housing Styles in America Are Mostly Traditional
WSJ: "South of Wright in Atlanta"
WSJ: "Piece of Mount Vernon for $25 Million"
NYT: "Shopping with Thomas Jayne: Classical Furnishings"
The Wooden House Project: Wood Carver Deborah Mills and Her Magnificent Work
WSJ: "A Ghost Town, Dressed in Vinegar"
Washington Post: "Where We Live: Middleburg"
WSJ: "The Slow Work of Leaded Windows"
Dishfunctional Designs: Using Salvaged Wood Doors—Imaginatively!
EcoBuilding: In Minneapolis, an Old House Benefits from Sustainable Touches in a Studied Renovation
NYT: "Back in the ('30s) U.S.S.R."
Preservation: Sylvester Manor Is a Frisky 350-Year-Old
WSJ: "A Homestead Sprouts in the Ozarks"
WSJ: "All in the Family in New Hampshire"
NTHP: "Restore vs. Rehabilitate: Which Is Right for Your Historic House?"
Curbed: Take a Cycling Tour of 26 Historic NYC Buildings
WSJ: "Green with Ivy in Chicago"
WSJ: "French Normandy in Ohio"
WSJ: "The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Frank Lloyd Wright Homes"
This Summer, the Restored Birthplace of Abigail Adams, a Sturdy Early American House, Will Reopen
WSJ: "Historic Palladian Mansion in Virginia"
Bloomberg: "House Prices Rise in 89% of U.S. Cities as Recovery Gains"
Architect: In Some Places, Preservationists and Supporters of Photovoltaics Are Lighting It Up
Trulia: "Buying a Piece of Local History: American Homes Through the Decades"
WSJ: "Catalog-Worthy Estate in Chicago"
Huffington Post: "Frank Sinatra's House is a Mid-Century Dream"
Last Call for Entries for the 2013 Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards
WSJ: "History Revisited in Pasadena Home"
WSJ: "The Oast: A Quirky English Outpost"
Washington Post: "Three Families Brave LEED Certification"
The Guardian: Kitchen Countertops: Granite vs. Wood
WSJ: "A Tribute to Old America"
John B. Murray’s New Monograph: Beautiful, People!
WSJ: "A Southwestern Artistic Oasis"
A New NYC Architecture Guide Skips Contemporary Traditional Design
NTHP: Ten Facts About Traditional Architectural Styles
NTHP: Ten Tips to Finding an Historic Home
WSJ: For About $32 Mil, You Can Have This Viennese Showpiece with the Gorgeous Entrance
WSJ: "History on the Hudson in Riverdale"
WSJ: "Once and Future Home in Chicago"
NYT: On Shelter Island in New York, Sylvester Manor Takes Root Again
WSJ: "A Bird's Eye View from Brooklyn"
WSJ: Fine Renovation of Federal-Style House Features Nine Fireplaces
Historic Washington, D.C., House Sells for $8.6 Million
Historic City News: "Renowned Classicist Inspires Home Designers"
WSJ: "Aristocratic Flair in New Jersey"
WSJ: "Southern Belle in Georgia"
NYT: "On Speed-Dial Before Speed-Dial"
EcoBuilding: Renovation of Old Rowhouse in Washington, DC, Enhances Its Past; Oh, It's LEED Platinum, Too
NYT Streetscapes: A Rendezvous With 1,000 Rooms
EcoBuilding: In Austin, TX, a Craftsman-Style House Gets a Gentle Energy Retrofit
WSJ Slide Show: A 'Sailor's Dream' in Maine
Zillow: Which Architectural Styles Are Most Popular? By Region? By State?
WSJ: "Tell Your House, 'Hold That Pose'"
NYT: A Brick-Watcher's Favorites
WSJ: "Condo with History in Boston"
WSJ: "The Dead Architects Society"
WSJ: "Converted Victorian Windmill"
This Old House: Crowning Glories--39 Ideas for Crown Molding
WSJ: Bungalow Pushes a Writer in the Write Direction
WSJ: A Storybook Home's Grand Narrative
EBN: FTC Moves Against False and Exaggerated Claims About Replacement Windows
WSJ: Quaint, Any Way You Slice It
Washington, DC, Unveils Sustainability Plan
WSJ Slide Show: "A Family-Friendly Retreat in Venice"
WSJ: "Queen Anne with a Colorful Past"
WSJ: Old Graze in Tuscany
Prince's Foundation: "HRH the Prince of Wales Visits Highbury Gardens"
WSJ Slide Show: "Stone Manor in Houston"
WSJ: "British Accent in Virginia"
WSJ Slide Show: "Restored Italian Castle"
Architect: "Ragdale Calls for Riffs on the Original Ragdale Ring"
Old-House Journal: Glorious Georgians
Reg Is Now Open for the Year's First Traditional Building Conference
HuffPo: Terence Clarke Writes About a New Book on the Elegant Classicism of Architect Andrew Skurman
Remodeling: In Texas's Hill Country, an Old House Rises to the Occasion
WSJ: "Bed-and-Breakfast with Lively Talk"
WSJ: So Fine in Savannah
NYT Streetscapes: "A Twist on the Town House"
WSJ: "A House, and a Hobby, in Chelsea"
Atlantic Cities: "As Important As It Is, LEED Can Be So Embarrassing"
WSJ: "Condos Blend Old with New"
NYT: Scene Setter for "Law & Order" Comes to Market
Builder: "Mad for Trad"
WSJ: Heavenly Deal?
WSJ: "Detroit Classics, Priced to Move"
Preservation: "There's No Place Like Home"
NYT: In Miami Beach, Preservationists Once More Climb the Battlements
NYT: On the Upper East Side of New York, Old Is Bold
WSJ: Southern Comfort
NYT: Restoring Iran's Heritage of Magnificent Homes in an Age of High Rises
Architect: New Book Eyes the Private Palladio
WSJ: "Castles for the Commoners"
SFGate: Frank Lloyd Wright Home Finally Saved from Demolition
NYT Streetscapes: "A Nod to New Amsterdam"
WSJ: "Restoring History in Bedford Hills"