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Heritage Metalwork: Fair Lane the Home of Clara and Henry Ford

Heritage Metalwork: Fair Lane the Home of Clara and Henry Ford

Heritage Metalwork wins 2022 Palladio Award for Commercial Craftsmanship - Lighting Reproduction

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AIA Chief Economist discusses growth of renovation market

For the first time, billings for reconstruction projects at architecture firms exceeded billings for new construction projects, based on new data from AIA that draws on 20 years of tracking renovation, retrofitting, restoration, and reconstruction.

Great Traditional Design and Modernity — a conversation with Thomas A. Kligerman.

Great Traditional Design and Modernity — a conversation with Thomas A. Kligerman.

Thomas A. Kligerman will be the next featured speaker of the ICAA New England Chapter & Architectural; September 8th, 2022, noon to 1:30pm. Free registration.

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Old House – New View

Experiencing a Historic House and Garden in the 21st Century

Fundamentals of Historic Brick & Mortar

Fundamentals of Historic Brick & Mortar—FREE Virtual Event

Save the date for August 10th from 12 pm to 1:30 pm to join the AIA Virginia and The Virginia Historic Resources Committee for their program on the Fundamentals of Historic Brick & Mortar.

Ornaments collection / vintage illustration By Hein Nouwens

Building Technology Heritage Library: Classical Architecture – a capital idea

A view of classical architecture, from the perspective of the commercial fabricator rather than the architectural designer.

Product Reports

Historic door, Sherborne Abbey, Dorset, featuring cast iron fleur-de-lis strap hinges, lock, latch and bosses, c 1050.

Door Additions

Historic door accoutrements define the style and character of your door.

When repointing and replicating brick, the goal is to make repairs that blend well with existing mortar and bricks. This “after” view shows how well the work blends with old and new.

Restoration of Reading Terminal Marketplace

Seemingly small masonry repairs make a big impact.

Pigeons landing on rooftop at sunset with red brick old building and pitched roof. Beautiful sunlit birds taking off into the sky.

Nixalite of America & Bird-X Stand-Up to Feathered Foes

When it comes to protecting buildings from birds, two companies have perfect solutions.

Robinson Iron created this magnificent entrance for The Jefferson hotel in Washington, D.C. / Photo by Robinson Iron

Artisans and craftsmen who are making ironwork alive today.

Here are some of the artisans and craftsmen who are making their mark on history by recreating old pieces and creating their own traditional and custom works for a variety of design professionals.

Recessed pocket pivot hinge developed by the W. C. Vaughan Co. of Boston in the 1920s, now known as the Harmon Hinge. This particular hinge was manufactured by the Willamette Hardware Co. and was salvaged from New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Hinge History

Hinges are part of every door, permitting the door leaf to open and close. They are used on entrances, cupboards, casement windows, pianos, and smaller objects, such as jewelry boxes.

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Notre-Dame’s fire leads to a teachable moment as students rebuild Truss Number 6.

During a six-week course in which students would study the architectural history of Notre-Dame; learn timber framing skills by creating models, then hewing, assembling, and raising a truss on the University Mall; and planning an exhibit at the National Building Museum.

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Artful Openings: Millwork Specialists On the Benefits of Wood Windows

Wood remains the prime choice for traditional-style windows and doors. It provides the correct period-style look, and its longevity all but guarantees that it will last as long as the historic buildings it is used in.

Buying Guide Spotlight

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Timberlane, Inc.

Manufacturer of custom exterior shutters: more than 40 historically accurate, customizable styles; available in premium woods & our own maintenance-free Endurian, along with the large selection of period shutter hardware and garage doors.

Blogs & Opinion Pieces

George Read II House exterior

Old House – New View

Experiencing a Historic House and Garden in the 21st Century

Ornaments collection / vintage illustration By Hein Nouwens

Building Technology Heritage Library: Classical Architecture – a capital idea

A view of classical architecture, from the perspective of the commercial fabricator rather than the architectural designer.

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What I Learned at the American Institute of Architects Annual Convention in Chicago June 22-24, 2022

Walk down almost any street in the “Windy City” and you’ll see why Chicago has an architectural legacy as proud as any city in America, a fitting location for this year’s annual American Institute of Architects annual convention.