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, pmiller@aimmedia.com.

 

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 info@npi.org.

 

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, pmiller@aimmedia.com.

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.

 

News

JULY 2014

Curbed: Georgia Colonial and Horse Farm for $1.5M


JUNE 2014

Sotheby's: Own Your Own Medieval Italian Village - at a Mystery Price

WSJ: A Farmhouse With a View in Bozeman, MT

WSJ: A Historic English Mansion, Whole Again


MAY 2014

Curbed: Frank Lloyd Wright: Going, Going...

Curbed: Chicago's Most Expensive Home

Curbed: Lake Como's "Most Important" Vacation Home

WSJ: Happy Days for Ron Howard

Houzz: Tour a New LEED Platinum Farmhouse

Curbed: 1892 Frank Lloyrd Wright Asks Less than $1M


APRIL 2014

NBC: A Santa Clara, CA, Victorian's Paint Job Sparks Controversy

Curbed: Take a Peek Inside Catherine Deneuve's French Chateau

WSJ: The 2014 DC Design House– Re-imagining a 1920s Colonial for Charity

Curbed: Going, going... Farm With Washington Name-Dropping Rights'

"Eat, Pray, Love" at Elizabeth Gilbert's Italianate Victorian mini estate

CNU: Lynn Richards Named New President of the CNU

NYT: A Brooklyn Heights Renovation Hits the Market

Curbed: Frank Lloyd Wright, at a Discount

The Boston Globe: The Historic Preservation Tax Credit Comes Under Threat

NYT: Historic Tenement Buildings in Harlem to be Renovated—Finally

Washington Post: "House and Garden Tours Bloom in Spring"

MARCH 2014

WSJ: "Historic Manor's New Home"

Preservation Magazine: "Hope for Modernism"

Washington Post: Tour Washington's Historic Houses and Gardens

Remodelista: A Cottage Reborn

Preservation Nation: "National Trust Responds to House of Representatives' Vote to Restrict the Antiquities Act"

NYT: "Off With the Face Paint"


FEBRUARY 2014

2-21-14
WSJ: "A Maryland Farmhouse, Minus the Farm"

2-3-14
WSJ: An Renovated Brownstone Retains its Historic Charm


JANUARY 2014

1-31-14
WSJ: "A Historic, Period-Perfect Miami House"

1-17-14
Hits and Misses of the Proposed Park Avenue Historic District

1-10-14
Washington Post: An Annapolis, MD, Waterfront Estate—Yours for $13.1M

1-6-14
Washington Post: Japan Meets Virginia

1-3-14
Curbed: "New York's 'Little White House'

Washington Post: "Georgetown Mansion for $16.8M"


DECEMBER 2013

12-17-13
NYT: "Upper East Side Mansion: Lavish on Every Level"

12-5-13
"A 50-Room French Castle Asks $17.1 Million"


NOVEMBER 2013

11-20-13
"Enjoying a Restored Historic Home"

11-15-13
Curbed: Gilded Age Memories

11-13-13
NYT: "Townhouse Turnaround"

11-5-13
The Washington Post: A Storied Past


OCTOBER 2013

10-31-13
Curbed: Craftsman Decor 101

10-25-13
Curbed: "Illinois' $6M David Adler Manor"

10-22-13
NYT: "The Dakota's Cousins and How They Grew"

WSJ: "Germany's Gilded Island of Sylt"

10-18-13
WSJ: A Historic Firehouse Becomes a Home

10-4-13
NYT: "Plain or Painted?"

WSJ: "The Global House of Tudor"

10-2-13
WSJ: "How to Buy an Antique Mantelpiece"


SEPTEMBER 2013

9-25-13
NYT: "Scraping Away the Decades"

HGTV Remodels: Top 10 Exterior Housing Styles

9-24-13
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"

9-23-13
NYT: "Penthouses for the Puck Building"

9-19-13
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"

9-17-13
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!

9-12-13
WSJ: English Accent? Thatch for Sure

9-6-13
Marvin Windows and Doors Announces the Winners of Its 2013 Marvin Architect's Challenge

9-5-13
NYT: "Spuyten Duyvil, the Bronx, Defined by the Views"

9-3-13

NYT: "Built When Sheep Grazed in Brooklyn Heights"


AUGUST 2013

8-30-13
NYT: Prime Park Avenue Sale

Washington Post: A Natural Alternative

8-29-13
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

8-23-13
Introducing The Crittall Prize!

8-20-13
WSJ: An Eyeful of an Edwardian Home Graces England’s Beautiful Lake District

8-19-13
NYT: "She Used Her Gut Instincts"

CNET: "How Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Survived Murder, Fires, Constant Change"

8-16-13
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"

8-15-13
WSJ: "Chasing an Original in Chicago"

8-13-13
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

8-12-13
Inhabitat: In Brooklyn, NY, a Home with Japanese and Victorian Influences Struts Its Stuff

8-9-13
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

8-7-13
WSJ: Maurice Fatio's Mediterranean Style Graces a 1930s Home in Miami Beach

8-1-13
WSJ: "A California Craftsman Fit for a Catalog"


JULY 2013

7-30-13
WSJ: "Welcoming Front Doors—Artistic Entryways Made of Wood, Glass and Metal"

7-29-13
NYT: "Call Me 'Mansion'"

7-26-13
Curbed: Capital Investment

7-24-13
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

7-19-13
Preservation: Sweet Location

WSJ: A Stable Investment

7-15-13
Ancientvine: Tour a Roman Domicile, Reconstructed in 3-D

7-11-13
NYT: At the Ohio History Center, Building the American Dream, 1950s Style

7-8-13
NYT: "How to Restore a Mystery House"

7-3-13
Huffington Post: "Amelia Earhart's American Gothic Home"


JUNE 2013

6-28-13
WSJ: Buying Colonial Houses, "Real" Colonial Houses

6-25-13
Showdown! In Marvin's Challenge, Vote for Your Favorite Projects

WSJ: "Norm Abram on His Newish Old House"

6-20-13
Washington Post: "The 18th Century Revisited"

6-19-13
NTHP: Now Out—the 2013 List of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

NYT: "House Hunting in...the Czech Republic"

6-18-13
MarketWatch: They're So Trad; the Most Expensive Housing Styles in America Are Mostly Traditional

WSJ: "South of Wright in Atlanta"

6-14-13
WSJ: "Piece of Mount Vernon for $25 Million"

NYT: "Shopping with Thomas Jayne: Classical Furnishings"

6-13-13
The Wooden House Project: Wood Carver Deborah Mills and Her Magnificent Work

6-7-13
WSJ: "A Ghost Town, Dressed in Vinegar"

Washington Post: "Where We Live: Middleburg"

WSJ: "The Slow Work of Leaded Windows"

6-3-13
Dishfunctional Designs: Using Salvaged Wood Doors—Imaginatively!


MAY 2013

5-31-13
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

5-29-13
WSJ: "A Homestead Sprouts in the Ozarks"

WSJ: "All in the Family in New Hampshire"

5-24-13
NTHP: "Restore vs. Rehabilitate: Which Is Right for Your Historic House?"

Curbed: Take a Cycling Tour of 26 Historic NYC Buildings

5-21-13
WSJ: "Green with Ivy in Chicago"

5-17-13
WSJ: "French Normandy in Ohio"

WSJ: "The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Frank Lloyd Wright Homes"

5-14-13
This Summer, the Restored Birthplace of Abigail Adams, a Sturdy Early American House, Will Reopen

5-13-13
WSJ: "Historic Palladian Mansion in Virginia"

5-10-13
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

5-6-13
Trulia: "Buying a Piece of Local History: American Homes Through the Decades"

5-3-13
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

5-1-13
WSJ: "History Revisited in Pasadena Home"


APRIL 2013

4-29-13
WSJ: "The Oast: A Quirky English Outpost"

4-26-13
Washington Post: "Three Families Brave LEED Certification"

The Guardian: Kitchen Countertops: Granite vs. Wood

4-23-13
WSJ: "A Tribute to Old America"

4-22-13
John B. Murray’s New Monograph: Beautiful, People!

WSJ: "A Southwestern Artistic Oasis"

4-19-13
A New NYC Architecture Guide Skips Contemporary Traditional Design

NTHP: Ten Facts About Traditional Architectural Styles

NTHP: Ten Tips to Finding an Historic Home

4-18-13
WSJ: For About $32 Mil, You Can Have This Viennese Showpiece with the Gorgeous Entrance

WSJ: "History on the Hudson in Riverdale"

4-11-13
WSJ: "Once and Future Home in Chicago"

NYT: On Shelter Island in New York, Sylvester Manor Takes Root Again

4-10-13
WSJ: "A Bird's Eye View from Brooklyn"

4-8-13
WSJ: Fine Renovation of Federal-Style House Features Nine Fireplaces

4-5-13
Historic Washington, D.C., House Sells for $8.6 Million

Historic City News: "Renowned Classicist Inspires Home Designers"

4-4-13
WSJ: "Aristocratic Flair in New Jersey"

4-2-13
WSJ: "Southern Belle in Georgia"

4-1-13
NYT: "On Speed-Dial Before Speed-Dial"


MARCH 2013

3-27-13
EcoBuilding: Renovation of Old Rowhouse in Washington, DC, Enhances Its Past; Oh, It's LEED Platinum, Too

3-22-13
NYT Streetscapes: A Rendezvous With 1,000 Rooms

3-20-13
EcoBuilding: In Austin, TX, a Craftsman-Style House Gets a Gentle Energy Retrofit

3-15-13
WSJ Slide Show: A 'Sailor's Dream' in Maine

3-13-13
Zillow: Which Architectural Styles Are Most Popular? By Region? By State?

3-8-13
WSJ: "Tell Your House, 'Hold That Pose'"

NYT: A Brick-Watcher's Favorites

3-6-13

WSJ: "Condo with History in Boston"

3-1-13

WSJ: "The Dead Architects Society"


FEBRUARY 2013

2-28-13

WSJ: "Converted Victorian Windmill"

2-27-13

This Old House: Crowning Glories--39 Ideas for Crown Molding

2-26-13

WSJ: Bungalow Pushes a Writer in the Write Direction

WSJ: A Storybook Home's Grand Narrative

2-25-13

EBN: FTC Moves Against False and Exaggerated Claims About Replacement Windows

WSJ: Quaint, Any Way You Slice It

2-22-13

Washington, DC, Unveils Sustainability Plan

WSJ Slide Show: "A Family-Friendly Retreat in Venice"

2-20-13

WSJ: "Queen Anne with a Colorful Past"

2-19-13

WSJ: Old Graze in Tuscany

2-13-13

Prince's Foundation: "HRH the Prince of Wales Visits Highbury Gardens"

WSJ Slide Show: "Stone Manor in Houston"

2-12-13

WSJ: "British Accent in Virginia"

2-8-13

WSJ Slide Show: "Restored Italian Castle"

Architect: "Ragdale Calls for Riffs on the Original Ragdale Ring"

Old-House Journal: Glorious Georgians

2-7-13

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

2-1-13

Remodeling: In Texas's Hill Country, an Old House Rises to the Occasion

WSJ: "Bed-and-Breakfast with Lively Talk"


JANUARY 2013

1-31-13

WSJ: So Fine in Savannah

1-25-13

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

1-23-13

Builder: "Mad for Trad"

WSJ: Heavenly Deal?

1-22-13

WSJ: "Detroit Classics, Priced to Move"

1-18-13

Preservation: "There's No Place Like Home"

1-16-13

NYT: In Miami Beach, Preservationists Once More Climb the Battlements

1-14-13

NYT: On the Upper East Side of New York, Old Is Bold

WSJ: Southern Comfort

1-11-13
NYT: Restoring Iran's Heritage of Magnificent Homes in an Age of High Rises

1-8-13
Architect: New Book Eyes the Private Palladio

1-4-13
WSJ: "Castles for the Commoners"

1-2-13
SFGate: Frank Lloyd Wright Home Finally Saved from Demolition

NYT Streetscapes: "A Nod to New Amsterdam"

WSJ: "Restoring History in Bedford Hills"

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