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EYP: Warfield House

EYP: Warfield House

EYP wins 2022 Palladio Award for Commercial Restoration and Renovation

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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.

The Thomas and Donna May School of Arts & Sciences at Stonehill College is an architectural complement to the campus’ original Georgian-style Donohue Hall, which is perched on a hilltop in the new quadrangle.

The S/L/A/M Collaborative: Thomas and Donna May School of Arts & Sciences

The S/L/A/M Collaborative wins the 2022 Palladio Award for Commercial New Design and Construction—more Than 30,000 Square Feet

Spring House, which sits 20 feet off busy Broadway Avenue in San Antonio, is meant to be a meditative refuge for employees of the two buildings as well as the general public.

Don B. McDonald Architect: Spring House

Don B. McDonald Architect, AIA, Ltd. Wins 2022 Palladio Award for Commercial Public Spaces: Parks, Plazas, Gardens, Streetscapes

The solid brass replica chandelier in the library has hand-blown glass shades and is plated with zinc and antiqued to match the pewter finish of the original.

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

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

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

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.

Winter holiday view of Washington DC Temple or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kensington, Maryland, USA

Architecture of Ascension

A rare glimpse inside the newly renovated Mormon Temple in Washington, DC.