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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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