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.

palladio awards

PLUS - The Salem conference is proud to host the 2017 Palladio Awards where we will honor exceptional design and present the winning projects of the commercial, institutional, and residential categories. 




Salem 2017 Speakers and Schedule:

-Windows: Repair, Replace, Insulate and Details

-Historic Preservation & Energy Conservation- Conflict and Compatibility

-Traditional Building Craft and the Building Envelope

-Old Buildings and New Technology

-First Period (1620-1720) Tour

-Samuel McIntire ( 1757-1811) Tour

2017 Dates:
July 18-19, 2017: Salem, MA
December 5-6, 2017: New York, NY*

*Tentative dates

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The Traditional Building Conference Series is a registered provider of AIA continuing education credits. Credits for NARI, AIBD, and some NAHB certifications are available.