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Traditional Building | February 2018

The February 2018 issue of Traditional Building features its annual Guidebook, the year's biggest hit list, how the Minnesota capitol received a facelift and the restoration of the Colorado House and Senate.

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2018 Traditional Building Annual Guidebook

February 2018

What Our Readers Liked Best Last Year
Traditional Building magazine's year in review – 2017.

The Restoration of Colorado House and Senate
Anderson Hallas Architects and Spectrum General Contractors working with a team of craftspeople in a design/build project restored the historic Senate and House chambers at the Denver Capitol to their original grandeur.

Minnesota Capitol Gets a Facelift
HGA Architects and Engineers and Schooley Caldwell Associates renovate the Minnesota State Capitol.

Book Reviews
Early American Masonry

A review of the book Introduction to Early American Masonry: Stone, Brick, Mortar and Plaster.

Classic Columns
Clem Labine's book review of Classic Columns: 40 Years of Writing on Architecture.

Product Reports
Life-Long Learning: Woodworking with Hand Tools
When it comes to the practice of traditional building, curiosity is an essential trait for all practitioners. It is a trait that has served Ted Ingraham well in his nearly life-long pursuit of mastering hand-crafted woodworking.

The Neuroscience of Architecture: The Good, the Bad—and the Beautiful
Recently many architects have begun to take note of remarkable new findings emerging from the field of neuroscience, the study of the brain and nervous system and how those react to stimuli. We are learning that this complex system has powerful perceptual capabilities, enabling us to be able to better protect and enhance our own well-being.


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