Boscobel, the site of a heroic restoration effort that helped usher in the modern preservation movement, rests on a prominent plateau overlooking the Hudson River Valley. On July 16-17, traditional architects and builders converged with specialty manufacturers for two days of learning and business-to-business networking amidst the house and gardens of Boscobel.

Educational topics included: Flood Mitigation, Zero Net Carbon and Existing Buildings, The Restoration of Boscobel—lecture and tour; Kitchen Cabinetry, Millwork, Involving Artisans upfront in the Design Planning Process on Historic Projects, Jefferson’s Rotunda, Vitruvius and his relevance to design and community building today, and vernacular stone masonry buildings of the Hudson River Valley.


The speakers ran the gamut of seasoned professionals to emerging professionals. For two days they shared their passion, expertise and hope for the future of traditional building and historic preservation. The following were on the podium or part of panel discussions: Ashley Wilson, AIA, ASID, Graham Gund Architect, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Robert Score, AIA, Director of Historic Preservation, Consigli Construction Company; Brian Stowell, President and CEO, Crown Point Cabinetry; Jennifer Carlquist, executive director, Boscobel House and Gardens; Ryan Mulkeen, Director of Marketing and Communications, Kuiken Brothers, Company, Inc.; John G. Waite, FAIA, Senior Principal; John G. Waite Associates, Architects, PLLC; Matthew K. Scheidt, AIA LEED AP, Associate; John G. Waite Associates, Architects, PLLC; David Andreozzi, AIA, NCARB; Andreozzi Architects, Barrington, RI; Jill H. Gotthelf, AIA, FAPT; Principal, Walter Sedovic Architects; Nakita Reed, Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Encore Sustainable Design; Lori Ferriss, AIA, PE; Goody Clancy; Colleen Chapin, Senior Architectural Conservator, Building Conservation Associates; and Timothy M. Farina, Associate AIA, David M. Schwarz Architects.

Platinum sponsors include: Allied WindowMarvin Windows and DoorsPilkington North America, Wiemann Metalcraft, Historical Arts and Casting, Crown Point Cabinetry and Ludowici. Crittall, Ltd. is a Silver Sponsor. Bronze sponsors include Kuiken Brothers, Inc.HaddonstoneMon-Ray, Inc., Vintage Millwork and Restoration, and Old World Stone. Regional sponsors include Innerglass and Seekircher Steel Windows.

At a related event, the 2019 Palladio Awards were presented to 16 award winners at the historic Thayer Hotel on the campus of the United States Military Academy, West Point, on Tuesday evening, July 16. The venue, part of the Historic Hotels of America, overlooks the Hudson and Boscobel. The final stop in the 2019 Series takes place at Graylyn in Winston-Salem, NC. The historic property is part of Wake Forest University and is nearby to many historic sites and museums including the Museum of Southern Decorative Arts, Historic Salem, and Reynolda.


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. In a two-day interactive symposium, you will learn from best-in-class experts and practitioners about historic preservation, adaptive use, urban infill, classical design, sustainable design, building restoration/maintenance, and traditional craft. 

For information about the education programs, please contact Judy Hayward at or 802-674-6752. Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Peter H. Miller at and partnership inquiries to Griffin Suber, Registration inquiries may be directed to Carolyn Walsh at .