2018 Traditional Building Conference Series - Sign Up Today

The Traditional Building Conference Series delivers focused, relevant education for architects, contractors, craftspeople, designers, building owners and facilities managers in a time efficient format at beautiful historic venues.  In a two-day interactive symposium you will learn from best-in-class experts and practitioners about historic preservation; adaptive use, urban infill, classical design; sustainable design building restoration/maintenance; and traditional craft. Meet the editors of Period Homes, Traditional Building, New Old House, Arts & Crafts Homes, Early Homes, and Old House Journal. Network with your industry peers, clients and the technical representatives from restoration/renovation product suppliers.

The Traditional Building Conference Series is a registered provider of AIA continuing education credits.  Credits for NARI, AIBD, and certain NAHB classifications can be arranged.  LEED accredited professionals and interior designers should contact the education director to determine if any courses have been registered for continuing education credits with the IDCEC or the USGBC.

Materials and Methods Oak Park: Windows, Wright, & More

April 24-25, 2018

Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60301


Hotel Information

The Carleton of Oak Park Hotel

1110 Pleasant Street
Oak Park, IL
(708) 848-5000

Mention “Traditional Building Conference” for reduced hotel room rates starting at $159 per night (+applicable fees).

When calling for group rate reservation, ask for Group Sales Dept. to reserve rooms. They are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm

The cut-off date for this special pricing is Friday, April 9, 2018.


Register Here for the 2018 Traditional Building Conference Series in Chicago & in Princeton



Materials and Methods Oak Park: Windows, Wright, & More

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

8-9:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking with Sponsors

9-9:15 am Introductions

9:15 am-10:30 am The Art and Science of Preservation: Part 1

10:30-11 am Networking Break

11 am-12:15 pm The Art and Science of Preservation Part 2

12:15 -1:10 pm Lunch

1:10-2:45 pm Historic Oak Park Neighborhood Walking Tour

2:45-3:15 pm Networking Break

3:15-4:15 pm Historic Tile Work in the Midwest: Selected Case Studies

4:15-4:30 Break

4:30-5:30 Session TBA

5:30-6:30 pm Networking Reception

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

8-9:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking with Sponsors

9-9:15 am Introductions

9:15-10:15 am Historic Window Rehabilitation: When to Repair and How to Replace

10:15-10:45 am Networking Break

10:45 – 11:45 am Rehabilitation and Durability: Getting Exterior Details Right

11:45am-12:30 pm Lunch

12:30-1:30 pm Investigative Technology on a Traditional Roof

1:30-2:45 pm The Restoration of Unity Temple

2:45-3:05 pm Break

3:20-5:15 pm Unity Temple Tours


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