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The  Newport Art Museum will be the next host venue for the Traditional Building Conference this June 14 & 15. Registration is now open. Attendees have the opportunity to earn 10+ AIA CEUs during the event.

The keynote address will be delivered by architectural historian John R. Tschirch, the title of the session is: Newport: The Architect's Dream.

Newport, Rhode Island is a treasury of American architecture, a place where generations of designers have created extraordinary work. This illustrated lecture traces the evolution of the city from classically inspired colonial buildings to picturesque Victorian villas and opulent Gilded Age palaces. Among the architects to be discussed are the 18th century masters Richard Munday and Peter Harrison, the 19th century leaders of the architectural profession, Richard Upjohn, Calvert Vaux, Richard Morris Hunt, McKim, Mead and White, and 20th century figures Horace Trumbauer, Delano and Aldrich, and John Russell Pope.

The Traditional Building Conference Series delivers focused, relevant education for architects, contractors, craftspeople, designers, building owners and facilities managers in a time-efficient format.

Other sessions include:

  • Repair, Restore, Replace? Evaluating Solutions for Deterioration in Historic Masonry
  • The Quiet Wisdom of Climate-based Design
  • Crafting a Georgian Room
  • Designing for Coastal Resilience: Lessons from Newport
  • Fundamentals of Clay Tile
  • Adaptive Reuse: The Top 10 Takeaways From 25 years of Mill and Industrial Building Conversions
  • The History of Glass Technology

Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of tours which also earn attendees AIA credits:

  • From Chateaux to Classroom—The Architectural Splendor of Salve Regina
  • Hard Hat Tour: Tackling Water Infiltration at the Rough Point Museum
  • Campus Planning and Preservation at St. George’s School
  • Hammett’s Hotel and Wharf—Walking Tour

Registration for this conference includes a one-year complimentary subscription to Traditional Building magazine. Registration also includes breakfast and lunch on both days. Contact Carolyn Walsh at


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