Traditional Building Conference Series - Salem, MA

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Join us July 18-19 in beautiful Salem, MA at the Hawthorne Hotel where skilled craftsmen and industry experts will present engrossing lectures on this year's conference theme, Materials and Methods.

After the Revolutionary War, Salem's unique geography and enterprising citizens established the city as one of the most prosperous sea ports in the Americas. Salem’s pepper and cod fish trades created the wealth to build grand classical buildings. For admirers of traditional architecture, The Salem Athenaeum, Hamilton Hall, The House of Seven Gables and many other significant colonial landmarks constitute our living laboratory. The Traditional Building Conference in Salem features expert-led architecture walking tours which will augment our seminars. Attendees learn best practices for historic restoration and renovation in the field and in the classroom.

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 HomesTraditional BuildingNew Old HouseArts & Crafts HomesEarly 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.