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Pre-Conference Workshops
Earn 6 AIA HSW LUs by attending one of the pre-conference workshops, Introduction to Historic Building Assessments, on Wednesday, Sept. 25 in St. Paul, MN. It will be led by historical architect James Malanaphy, AIA. See the full schedule.

Period Hardware
The search for appropriate hardware starts with this product report. Four major manufacturers provide ideas and guidelines for selecting the right hardware for historic projects. Read more.

Remembering Henry Hope Reed
A one-day symposium honoring Henry Hope Reed is scheduled for Saturday, September 27, in Philadelphia. Registration is free, but seating is limited, so it's important to sign up now.

Aging with Grace
"'The Encyclopedia of Seaside' might have been a more accurate title. Architect and urban designer Dhiru Thadani's volume requires a stout table instead of a lap, but the wealth of material documents the most important development (in both senses of the word) in architecture and urbanism of the last three decades." Read more from Steven W. Semes' review.


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Architecture's Invasive Species
"Many of us are dismayed to see the flood of anarchic buildings swamping America’s older communities–often with the blessing of local preservation boards."
Peter H. Miller
Jefferson and Palladio At Monticello
"If you and I were walking down the street together I'd be holding your arm. You would be watching our step while I was staring up at ... the architecture."
Steven W. Semes
Varieties of the Classical Orders in Rome
""For a lover of Classical Architecture, one of the great pleasures of living in Rome is how one is constantly reminded of the variety and expressiveness of the orders."

Rudy Christian
Are Tradespeople the Canary in the Cultural Coal Mine?
"Since my last blog I have had quite a few conversations with friends and acquaintances about the economics of trades education."
Ward Hamilton
Is Greener Always Better? Problematic Use of Modern Materials in Traditional Building Systems
"Today, 'green' and 'sustainable' are synonymous with responsible living and construction."

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