Speaker Bios: Traditional Building Conference Series BOSTON
Biographies are listed in alphabetical order by speaker's last name:
In the Footsteps of Vitruvius: Design and Construction Durability Lessons Learned from Hands-on Study in Rome
Matthew B. Bronski
Senior Staff I - Building Technology
SIMPSON GUMPERTZ & HEGER
Matthew Bronski, 2009-10 recipient of the Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation, and co-chair of the BSA Historic Resources Committee since 1999, will present summary findings from his Rome Prize research project. His Rome research project comprised hands-on study of approximately two dozen historic buildings in Italy, ranging from the 1st c. B.C. to early 20th c. modernism, including buildings by Bernini, Borromini, Moretti, and others. His research (often on the scaffolds of buildings under restoration) diagnosed successes and failures in the durability of construction detailing, to derive lessons and principles for designing enclosures more durably (and hence more sustainably) today. These lessons and principles are applicable both to new construction, and to the rehabilitation of existing buildings.
Keynote Address: The Power of Preservation
Jean Carroon FAIA, LEED AP
Principal for Preservation
420 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Jean Carroon, FAIA, LEED AP, is a principal in Goody Clancy’s highly regarded preservation practice based in Boston. She has earned national recognition for her expertise in applying sustainable-design technology to historic buildings, including more than a dozen National Historic Landmarks. She has directed the adaptive reuse and preservation of signature buildings in a broad range of sectors, including educational, civic and cultural projects for clients such as Harvard University and the National Park Service. She is currently working on the renovation of more than 45 historic structures on the St. Elizabeth’s West Campus in Washington, which will become the home of the Department of Homeland Security. Ms. Carroon is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Sustainability Coalition and the Advisory Group of the AIA Historic Resources Committee. She helped draft the Pocantico Proclamation on Sustainability and Historic Preservation.
Humane Urbanism and Traditional Architecture
Raymond L. Gindroz, FAIA
Urban Design Associates
31st Floor, Gulf Tower
707 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412 263-5200 | tel
412 263-5202 | fax
Ray Gindroz, a co-founder and principal emeritus of Urban Design Associates, has pioneered the development of participatory planning processes for neighborhoods, downtowns and regional plans. Ray leads UDA’s efforts to revitalize cities by transforming inner city neighborhoods and distressed public housing projects into traditional mixed-income neighborhoods and by working with downtowns to attract new development including residential, commercial, and civic uses. Recent projects include both an Architectural Pattern Book and Planning Tool Kit for the Louisiana Speaks Program and an intense public process in New Orleans to design 1,500 units of new housing in the Treme-Lafitte Neighborhoods.
Ray is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a past chair of the Committee on Design. He is former chair of the board of the Seaside Institute, a co-founder of the Seaside Pienza Institute, a member of the board of the Institute for Classical Architecture/Classical American, the advisory board of the Charles Moore Foundation, the Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence, and the Western European Foundation. For more than 20 years, he taught urban design at the Yale University School of Architecture. Ray has also published prolifically throughout his career, most recently as a principal author of The Urban Design Handbook and The Architectural Pattern Book (both published by W. W. Norton & Company). He is a Senior Fellow of the Prince’s Foundation in London which published his book, The Place of Dwelling. Ray is the winner of the 2011 Clem Labine Award.
Judy L. Hayward
Preservation Education Institute/Historic Windsor, Inc.
Education Director - Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference
P.O. Box 21
Windsor, VT 05089
P: (802) 674-6752: F: (802) 674-6179;
Judy L. Hayward is the education director for the Traditional Building Conference Series as well as the executive director of Historic Windsor, a community based historic preservation organization and the Preservation Education Institute, a preservation skills training program for building professionals. She is a co-author of A Self-Guided Training Course for Historic Preservation Commissions: Americans with Disabilities Act and co-author of the chapter on “Tourism and Historic Sites” published in Where the Great River Rises: An Atlas of the Connecticut River Watershed in Vermont and New Hampshire (University Press of New England, 2009)
Lessons from the Palladio Award Winners- Traditional Residential Projects
Clem Labine’s Period Homes
45 Main Street, Suite 411
Brooklyn, NY 11201
P: (718) 636-0788;
Will Holloway is the editor of Clem Labine’s Period Homes. He has been with Restore Media for five years. Mr. Holloway graduated from Hunter College in New York City with a degree in English literature.
Clem Labine’s Period Home/Clem Labine’s Traditional Building
Clem Labine is the founder of The Old-House Journal, Traditional Building, and Period Homes magazines, and all of their websites. As a long-time preservationist, he has accumulated a large reference library in architecture and building conservation. He currently blogs for Traditional Building’s on-line magazine at www.traditonal-building.com. As part of the 2011 Arthur Ross awards, Clem Labine is the recipient of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art's Board of Directors Honor. His pioneering publications and journalistic content have become a prized record of the building arts and a dynamic resource for historic preservation and the continuum of traditional methods and materials.
Lessons from the Palladio Award Winners: Commercial, Institutional and Public Projects
Clem Labine’s Traditional Building
45 Main Street, Suite 411
Brooklyn, NY 11201
P: (718) 636-0788;
Martha McDonald has been with Traditional Building magazine for 10 years. She joined the editorial staff shortly after 9-11, and was appointed editor in 2008. A graduate of the University of Texas with an M.A. in journalism, she now directs the editorial content of both the magazine and the website, www.traditional-building.com, drawing advice and direction from the founder of the magazine and now our Editor Emeritus, Clem Labine.
Architecture and Academe: Traditional, Durable and Enduring
Bryant F. Tolles, Jr., Ph.D.
39 Dwinell Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Bryant Tolles, Jr. graduated from Loomis School in 1957. He has a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Yale (1961), an MAT in History also from Yale (1962), and a Ph.D. in History (New England and American Studies) from Boston University (l970). Bryant was assistant dean at Tufts University from l965-71, assistant director of the New Hampshire Historical Society (Concord, NH) from l972-74, executive director of the Essex Institute (Salem, MA) from 1974-84, and Professor of History and director of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware from 1984 to 2006. Newly retired he and his wife, Carolyn, live in Concord, NH where he has devoted time to book projects, nonprofit trustee and committee work, and part-time teaching (Tufts, Harvard). Focusing primarily in American architectural history in his scholarship, he has lectured and published books on New Hampshire and Salem, MA architecture; summer cottages in the White Mountains; resort hotels of the White Mountains, the Adirondacks and the New England coast; and, college and university architecture and campus planning in New England before 1860.
Making It Fit: Tips for Timeless and Sustainable Goals in New Residential Design
Sandra Vitzthum, AIA
Sandra Vitzthum Architect, LLC
46 East State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
P: (802) 223-1806; F: (802) 223-4709;
Sandra Vitzthum, AIA, is a traditional architect with an office in Vermont. Specializing in the Arts and Crafts movement, as well as American Traditional such as Greek revival, Italianate, and Shingle Style, the firm does both renovation and new design work. Ms. Vitzthum has degrees from both Princeton University and the University of Virginia and was first licensed in 1992. She has taught at the University of Notre Dame and Norwich University in Vermont. Her buildings have been recognized nationally for their sensitivity to local architectural traditions and for their sense of scale. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, including Old House Journal’s New-Old House, Old House Interiors, Style 1900, Country Kitchens, Remodeling Magazine, Period Homes, and The Classicist, and in books such as Building Classical, The New Independent Home, The Art of Building Cities, and Victoria & Albert Museum’s forthcoming book on William Morris’ Legacy.
Natural Stone – Selection and Fabrication
Laurie Wells B.E.S. (Arch.), M.A. (Conservation)
Old World Stone Ltd.
Vice-President Sales & Marketing
1151 Heritage Road
Burlington, ON L7L 4Y1
P: (905) 332-5547x26; F: (905) 319-2477;
Laurie L. Wells, B.E.S., M.A. is a twenty year veteran of historic building preservation as an estimator and project manager for Summit Restoration Ltd. Her expertise spans pre-construction consulting, specification writing, budget preparation and phasing of projects, as well as trade coordination and project completion. Ms. Wells has lectured extensively to international, architectural, technical, and historical audiences.
Historic Campuses and New Traditional Architecture
Graham S. Wyatt, AIA
Robert A. M. Stern Architects
460 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
P: (212) 967-5100; F: (212) 967-5588
Graham S. Wyatt, AIA has been with Robert A. M. Stern Architects, LLP since 1983. His responsibilities have included both the design and administration of a broad range of projects including both master planning and building design for commercial, institutional, recreational, and residential clients throughout the United States and in the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Spain, France, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Korea, and the Czech Republic. His many projects include a library for the St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, a fine arts studio building for the University of California, Irvine, the LEED Platinum Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise at Ithaca College School of Business, corporate headquarters for Mexx International in Voorschoten, the Netherlands, Comcast Center in Philadelphia, PA, and the Sixth District Headquarters for the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta, GA. His work has been published in Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, Architecture, A +U Baumeister, The New York Times, Time, Traditional Building, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Mr. Wyatt is also a Palladio Award winner.