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Traditional Building Conference Series

Materials and Methods, Princeton – July 21-22, 2015

The Craft of New Traditional Residential Design  

Peter Archer, AIA

Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.
125 West Miner Street
West Chester, PA 19382

Peter C. Archer, AIA, is a practicing architect and co-founded the firm Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. in 1996. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Archer has been working in the area of residential architecture for over 30 years, with recognized experience and awards to his firm in traditional building design and detailing. In addition to his practice he is a board member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Philadelphia Chapter. Archer & Buchanan Architecture won a Palladio Award in 2014.

Peter Archer


Collegiate Gothic from Stained Glass to Stone: A Case Study of the Princeton Chapel - Lecture and Tour  

John Bridges, President

Old World Stone, LTD
1115 Heritage Road
Burlington, ON L7L4Y1 Canada

John Bridges began his apprenticeship as a stone mason in 1958 in Oxford, England, where he worked on restoration projects at Christchurch and University Colleges and at nearby Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. He came to Canada in 1966 to work on the St. Lawrence Hall restoration, one of Toronto's Centennial Projects. He also worked on the restoration of Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Toronto.

He formed Summit Restoration Ltd. in 1974 to specialize in exterior building restoration - with the clear objective of gaining recognition as an authority in the field, and developing the best company in the business in Canada. Under John Bridges' leadership, Summit gained an enviable reputation through its work on over 2,500 building restoration projects, including the Toronto Union Station and Old City Hall, Collingwood Post Office, the CHUM/City TV Building in Toronto, Hiram Walker/Allied Vintners Head Office Building in Windsor, the CN Tower, and the Bank of Nova Scotia Head Office in Halifax.

John Bridges formed Old World Stone in 1989, partly to provide a source of original stone artifacts to match replacement requirements in deteriorating buildings, but also to answer requirements for original designs in stone. Some recent projects completed by Old World Stone include Cleveland Tower and the Chapel at Princeton University, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colorado, and St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Hanover, Pennsylvania, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany New York, and currently Packer Memorial Church at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA and the Schinasi Mansion in Manhattan, NY.

Filling a serious gap in the industry, Old World Stone now employs a team of Old World craftspeople; stone masons, stone cutters and stone carvers - all of whom perform at the highest level of the craft to create quality work that will last. Mr. Bridges was one of those instrumental in founding the provincial government initiative to form training programs for apprentice Stone Masons and Restoration Masons and is a past member of the Ontario Ministry of Development and Skills Steering Committee. He was a founding director of the International Association of Stone Restoration and Conservation, and has been a director and member of the Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute for over 35 years. He is also a long time member of the Building Stone Institute.

John Bridges


Collegiate Gothic from Stained Glass to Stone: A Case Study of the Princeton Chapel - Lecture and Tour  

Arthur Femenella, Sr., President and Senior Consultant

Femenella & Associates
10 County Lane Road STE 24
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Arthur Femenella Sr., is committed to excellence in the field of historic window restoration. As a veteran of the Viet Nam War where he served as a military policeman with a top security clearance, Arthur Sr. started in stained glass in 1968 as a craftsman, serving his apprenticeship at the Greenland Studio in New York. In 1981, he became the co-owner and vice-president of this prestigious restoration studio. In 1988, Arthur Sr. sold his interest in the Greenland Studio to open his own consulting firm as well as becoming the Vice-President and co-owner of the Jack Cushen Studio, also of New York. Both studios gained national recognition for excellence in the field of stained glass conservation. In 1993, Arthur Sr. consolidated his efforts and formed Femenella & Associates, Inc., the present firm.

Arthur Sr. divides his time between supervising major restoration projects, consulting, lecturing and writing for numerous national magazines. His projects have included works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, John LaFarge, Frank Lloyd Wright, Maitland Armstrong and other artists of equal importance. Arthur Sr. enjoys solving difficult problems, especially when the objective is to restore beauty and grace to a work of art that has been ravaged by time and the elements. Arthur Sr.'s practical experience, science background, and creative problem-solving abilities make him unique in the field.

Arthur Sr. has written over forty articles on stained glass restoration. He is a past Restoration Editor for Stained Glass Quarterly and the Restoration Consultant for Glass Art magazine; a past Board member and past Chair of the Restoration Committee of the Stained Glass Association of America; and sat on the Board of Governors for the Restoration Committee of the Census of Stained Glass Windows in America. Arthur Sr. is a founder, past president and Vice-President of the American Glass Guild, Inc. a not-for-profit group dedicated to stained glass education. Additionally, he was the consultant to the Protective Glazing Task Force. This was a group of architects, engineers, and preservationists charged by the Department of the Interior to develop national guidelines for the fabrication and installation of protective glazing across the United States. Arthur Sr. lectures and teaches seminars on restoration across the country and has presented frequently for the Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference.

Arthur Sr. is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology International, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the American Institute for Conservation of Historic Works, the United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic Works, The British Society of Master Glass Painters, and numerous other preservation groups.

Arthur Femenella, Sr.

The Architectural Traditions of Princeton – A Walking Tour  

Jon Hlafter, University Architect Emeritus

Princeton University



Jon Hlafter

Whig Hall at Princeton University – History and Renovations – Tour and Lecture  

David Howell, AIA, LEEDAP BD+C

Design and Construction
Princeton University
200 Elm Drive
Princeton, NJ
609. 258.1330

Mr. Howell is an Architect and Program Manager with the Office of Design & Construction at Princeton University. Since 1991, he has managed construction and renovation projects for the University, many focusing on envelope restoration and adaptive reuse of the interiors. A graduate Syracuse University, he earned both B.Arch and MBA degrees, later focusing his career in College and University Planning. He is a member of AIA New Jersey, SCUP and USGBC.

David Howell

Traditional Doors: A Master Class on Craft, Form and Function  

Brent Hull, Artisan and President

Hull Historical, Inc.
201 Lipscomb Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Brent Hull, Owner & President of Hull Historical, is a nationally recognized authority on historic design, architecturally correct moldings and millwork. Trained in the art of museum quality preservation at the prestigious North Bennet Street School in Boston, Brent is the exclusive licensee for the architectural interiors of the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate in Wilmington, Delaware, the original home of H.F. du Pont. Hull is a board member of the Texas Chapter of the ICAA, and recipient of the 2012 NBSS Distinguished Alumni Award. Brent Hull consults on any and all aspects of classical architectural design, historic preservation and restoration and custom millwork design. Architects and designers turn to Brent to satisfy their desires for formality, correctness and historical significance. dynamic, popular speaker, Brent Hull has developed a reputation for packing rooms with architects, designers and residential home builders eager to learn classical design from an expert. His work has been featured in Period Homes and Old-House Interiors.

Brent Hull


Clay Tile on Campus: Case Studies about Traditional Roofing for Restoration, Repairs and New Construction  

Scott Lange

Ludowici Roof Tile

C. Scott Lange joined Ludowici and Terreal North America in November of 2014. In his current role as Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Mr. Lange directs a team of territory managers and independent sales firms in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with a goal towards growth and successful customer implementation of architectural terra cotta products from Ludowici and Terreal North America including roof tile, wall tile, floor tile and solar shades.

The Northeast sales team has done work across the region, most notably at Princeton University, Yale University, Harvard University, Immaculata University, Arcadia University, Colgate University, Dartmouth College, and the St. Coletta School of Greater Washington in the District of Columbia, as well as numerous municipal buildings including the Bucks County Judicial Center and Chester County Hospital. From commercial and educational institutions to religious and residential buildings, Ludowici continues to serve consumers looking for the very best in architectural terra cotta products that last a lifetime.

New to the manufacturing industry, Mr. Lange possesses strong business and leadership acumen. Schooled in the 6 Sigma LEAN methodology prior to joining Ludowici, Mr. Lange served on the management team of RTI Inc. headquartered in Mendota Heights, MN. Mr. Lange was responsible for managing a 20+ member sales team driving 25% year over year growth for over a decade. With his team’s consistent performance they drove the Northeast to an over 100MM market and over 30% of the nation’s EBITDA and margin while also increasing customer satisfaction and employee retention.

Scott Lange

The Architectural Heritage of Princeton University- A Walking Tour and Lecture  

W. Barksdale Maynard

Lecturer in Art and Archeology, Princeton University
Author and Journalist
Wilmington, DE

W. Barksdale Maynard is the author of six books on history and architecture since 2002, several of them award-winning, as well as two co-authored business books. His books on traditional architecture include “Architecture in the United States, 1800-1850,” “Buildings of Delaware,” and “Princeton: America’s Campus.” Maynard is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. He is an experienced freelance journalist who has written for more than 30 magazines and newspapers since 1999, including the Washington Post and New York Times. His extensive online publication record includes Smithsonian, Psychology Today, and LinkedIn. He is a regular contributor to Better Homes and Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg Journal as well as to alumni magazines of Princeton (more than 100 articles including several cover stories), Yale, and Harvard. He has given more than 70 public lectures since 2001, including popular walking tours of the Princeton campus. His new book is “The Brandywine: An Intimate Portrait.”


Collegiate Gothic from Stained Glass to Stone: A Case Study of the Princeton Chapel - Lecture and Tour;
Whig Hall at Princeton University – History and Renovations – Tour and Lecture

Michael J. Mills, FAIA

Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC
200 Forrestal Road STE 3 A
Princeton, NJ 08540
609. 681.2480

Michael J. Mills, FAIA, has devoted more than twenty-five years to the preservation, restoration and adaptive use of some of the region's most significant historic structures. His award-winning projects include preservation and restoration of the New Jersey State House and State House Annex, the Essex County Courthouse, and the Princeton University Graduate College and its landmark Cleveland Tower.* He is partner-in-charge of Mills + Schnoering Architects' ongoing work at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and the Clara Barton Apartment for the General Services Administration; and for Life Safety Improvements at the Statue of Liberty for the National Park Service.

Mr. Mills has served as Chair of the Advisory Group of the AIA Historic Resources Committee and is a past president of Preservation New Jersey, the statewide non-profit preservation organization. He is a national peer reviewer for the GSA Design Excellence program, and a long-time member of the NJ Uniform Construction Code Advisory Board. He has lectured at Princeton University's School of Architecture and Urban Planning and at the Association of Preservation Technology's (APT) international conference, and serves as Associate Graduate Faculty in the Rutgers University Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies Program. Publication credits include the APT Bulletin, Architect magazine, the AIA's Academy of Architecture for Justice Journal, and Design & Historic Preservation: The Challenge of Compatibility (edited by David L. Ames and Richard Wagner, University of Delaware Press).

Mr. Mills received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University; his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Columbia University; and completed postgraduate work at the International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in Rome, Italy. He is a Registered Architect in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Carolina, New York, Washington DC, and Massachusetts.

*Projects completed as Short and Ford and Partners, Architects; Ford Farewell Mills & Gatsch Architects, LLC; or Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects, LLC.


Moisture and Aging Masonry Buildings  

Katherine Ng, LEED AP

Vice President of Development
Wu and Associates
597 Deer Hill Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Katherine Ng, LEED® AP, is the Vice President of Development for Wu & Associates, Inc., a minority-owned firm celebrating 25 years of national construction expertise. Since joining the company in 2007, Katherine has brought the firm to unprecedented new heights by bringing sustainable design and construction to the forefront of the firm’s focus; achieving New Jersey’s first LEED-EB Platinum certification for the firm’s headquarters; championing the mentorship of small and diverse firms in the construction field; and promoting a model for sustainability through the preservation of historic structures.

Katherine holds a B.A. in Linguistics magna cum laude from Cornell University and a M.A. in
Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2014, Katherine was appointed by the State of New Jersey to serve on the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Historic Trust. Katherine is also the Secretary of the FBI Philadelphia Chapter’s Citizens Academy Alumni Association; an active member of the Minority Supplier Diversity Council and the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce; and a frequent volunteer in her local community. In 2001, Katherine was honored by the federal government for providing bilingual disaster relief assistance in the wake of the September 11th attacks. Katherine is a sought after contributor on topics of sustainability, historic preservation, and ethical contracting. Katherine’s recent exposure includes speaking at national and regional events for associations including the US Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce; the Minority Supplier Diversity Council; the Associated Builders and Contractors; and the American Institute of Architects. Katherine’s accolades include co-authoring the nationally published “Spending Stimulus Dollars While Reducing the Risk of Recovery Act Fraud and Abuse” which appeared in the October 2009 issue of Contract Management; receiving a Rising Star award from Philadelphia City Council; and being named 2009 Minority Business Leader of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Katherine Ng


Windows and Historic Rehabilitation  

Fritz Winterle, CDT

Architectural Consultant
Super Enterprises
Distributors of MARVIN Window and Door Products
Cell Phone: 609.462.8311

Mr. Winterle is a 21 year employee at Super Enterprises. He began his career as Insides Sales support and became Supervisor of the Architectural Department for the Malvern, Pennsylvania branch in September of 2000. In this role, he managed personnel responsible for project coordination of large residential, commercial, and historical projects. In September of 2002, Mr. Winterle transitioned into his current position, Architectural Consultant. His territory includes central and southern New Jersey. His primary responsibility is to develop specification for Marvin Window and Door products. He achieves this function by keeping decision makers in the architectural community informed of the latest innovations and offerings through product presentations and literature management. Mr. Winterle also conducts several continuing education seminars throughout the year and provides assistance with AutoCAD drawings, specifications, and project specific needs.

Mr. Winterle is a Construction Documents Technologist as certified by CSI and he passed the LEED Green Associate exam in 2010.

Fritz Winterle




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