Traditional Building Conference
Traditional Building Conference
The Page-Rollins White Garden and Doris Duke Center. Photo by Rick Fisher.

Materials and Methods
Durham, North Carolina – December 1-2, 2015

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.

Your Work will be better if you join us in Durham for the Traditional Building Conference.
You need new info to work on historic and traditionally inspired new buildings.

How will getting out of the office and off the job site for two days save you time and money?
Learning, Networking and Fun

  • Tour of West Campus, Duke University- the work of Horace Trumbauer and Julien Abele
  • Tour of Duke Gardens’ historic Terrace designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman
  • How to sessions: Wood, Plaster, & Masonry
  • Earn up to 10 AIA Learning Units (mostly HSW); other credits may be available.
  • A dozen or more sponsors featuring hard-to-find products and services for your work in traditional building- under one roof.
  • Breakfast and lunch included daily and join us for a reception on Day 1

The Full Schedule will be posted shortly but what are you waiting for? Register Today.

Network with your industry peers, clients, students and the technical representatives from restoration/renovation product suppliers.

The Traditional Building Conference Series is a registered provider of AIA Continuing Education. Some NAHB, AIBD, and NARI credits are available. Please contact the education director, Judy Hayward, to determine if any courses have been approved for IDCEC or credential maintenance for LEED-certified professionals. or 802 674-6752.

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Here is what attendees say about our conferences:

“The variety of technical vs. artistic talent was great!... I really liked the new format, had better connections with the vendors and got to know fellow attendees and presenters”

“Excellent speakers, informative, engrossing topics for a room full of architects.”

“Fantastic presentation- captivating!”

“Engaging as well as ‘Big Picture’”

“Invaluable resource on renovations. I have a current client who is adding an addition, but they are very sensitive to historic structures. I have learned a great deal”

“One of the very best seminar topics I have ever experienced. A real treat and changed the way I think about design.”

“I thought the quality of the presentations was all VERY good with a nice mix and top notch presenters. I was pleasantly surprised.”

The Traditional Building Conference Series is a registered provider of AIA continuing education credits. Credits for NARI, AIBD, IDCEC, LEED Accredited Professionals, and certain NAHB classifications may be available as well​. Please call for details- 802 674-6752.​

Preservation Durham  




The Traditional Building Conference Series
is Now In Person and Online!

Join us for a new series of free webinars on the best practices and products for historic restoration and traditional building. Talk to and learn from the industry experts and leading practitioners through your computer or mobile device. Acquire new skills and evaluate products from the comfort of your computer!​ The Traditional Building Conference Series Online Education augments our four in-person events in 2015:

Four In-Person Events in 2015:

  • April 28-29: Boston, MA – Windows Conference
  • July 21-22: Princeton, NJ
  • Oct 5-6: Denver, CO
  • Dec 1-2: Durham, NC






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