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Teaching in Rome, Part I
Traditional Building blogger and Notre Dame Professor of Architecture Steven W. Semes takes us on journey through Rome, as seen from a professor's point of view. Students learn about traditional architecture "from the inside."

Beignets and Windows
Plan to travel to New Orleans for beignets and the Traditional Building Conference, May 7-8. The conference theme is "Windows: Old, New, Historic and Traditional" and it is co-sponsored by the National Park Service.

2014 Arthur Ross Winners
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art has announced six winners of the 2014 Arthur Ross Award in the categories of architecture, artisanship, stewardship, sculpture, history, journalism, publishing and a Board of Directors Honor.

Study Tour in Croatia
The Society of Architectural Historians is offering an opportunity to study architecture this summer in Croatia, August 18-29. See architecture and urban history from the Ottoman and Roman periods to the present day.






 

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