Carey Law School Renovated by VMA

Carey Law School Renovated by VMA

VMA renovates the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School.

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COVID and CONTAGION: Histories of Architecture and Medicine

Presented by Society of Architectural Historians.

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Webinar: Heavy Timber Frames Today

Earn 1 AIA HSW Learning Unit for attending this informative webinar on the exploration of contemporary timber framing, brought to you by the Traditional Building Conference's Online Education Series.

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Cheap Old House

The remodeling market now exceeds $400 B. Home prices are up too, a projected 5.7% increase this year.

The Grammar of Ornament, 1856.

Building Technology Heritage Library: Ornament

The APT Building Technology Heritage Library has a visual cornucopia of documents that tell the story or architectural ornament.

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In Your Neighborhood: Georgetown with Ankie Barnes

Join Ankie Barnes, co-founder of Barnes Vanze Architects and an ICAA Board Member, for a tour of the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Product Reports

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Gilding

The history and application of gilding.

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Steeplework at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church

Faithful steeplework replicates timber spires in steel and new slate at St. Andrew's Catholic Church.

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Frescoes

Quick in execution and long-lasting, frescoes are known as a true art form.

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Preserving Decorative Finishes

The art of preserving decorative finishes.

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Ceramic Tile History

The history of ceramics as a building material.

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Traditional Roofing Materials

A look at roofing materials for historically inspired buildings.

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A Changing Timber Frame of Reference

In their third life, massive timbers are recycled into a second, new timber-frame building.

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Metal Windows

Metal windows, the soul of America’s historic commercial and civic structures, provide a peek into the past. Here are some of the companies that specialize in recreating these views of bygone eras.

Buying Guide Spotlight

Crown Point Cabinetry

Crown Point Cabinetry

Manufacturer of custom cabinetry in period styles: Shaker, Victorian, Arts & Crafts, Early American & traditional styles.

Blogs & Opinion Pieces

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Cheap Old House

The remodeling market now exceeds $400 B. Home prices are up too, a projected 5.7% increase this year.

The Grammar of Ornament, 1856.

Building Technology Heritage Library: Ornament

The APT Building Technology Heritage Library has a visual cornucopia of documents that tell the story or architectural ornament.

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Got Muntins?

Leave the windows alone.

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The Existential Craftsman

You're free to choose. You're responsible for your choices.

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Reflections on Two Recent Polls

The role of traditional democratic government in our national life was emphasized in the recent presidential election. A poll of preferences in architecture produced a similar embrace of tradition.