Our most recent conference:
Materials and Methods.
Los Angeles, CA
November 6-7, 2013
“When a community invests its economic development resources in heritage, the historic buildings aren’t at risk of leaving unlike many companies that receive economic support,”noted Vincent Michael, executive director of the Global Heritage Fund, based in Palo Alto, California. Michael’s important point makes clear: local investment in local heritage and culture is endurable and sustainable by its very definition.
The Traditional Building Conference Series traveled west of the Mississippi for the first time November 6-7, 2013. With a recommendation from the ICAA’s Southern California Chapter, one of our event partners, the conference took place at the historic Ebell Club just off Wilshire Boulevard in L.A. The Ebell was designed by Sumner Hunt in 1927. It features a neo-classical façade crafted from concrete. Its graceful, courtyard adjacent to the meeting space, featured a fountain, flowers, and several terraces where attendees dined for breakfast, lunch, and a moonlight cocktail reception. The Ebell’s exterior has undergone significant restoration in the past year, and the concrete repair work was featured in an educational session and tour by Greg Dixon and Reuben Lombardo from project’s general contractors, The Spectra Company...
2013 Series Locations:
Los Angeles, CA
Here is what Attendees said about last year's 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.”