The Next Traditional Building Conference:

Boscobel | Hudson Valley, NY | July 16-17


Built between 1804 and 1808, Boscobel was originally the dream house of wealthy Loyalists. By the 1950s, after falling into disrepair, it was demolished. Preservationists saved as many architectural fragments as possible and reassembled them fifteen miles north, where the Neoclassical mansion was restored back to—and even beyond—its original grandeur.

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Educational Topics at Boscobel

Tuesday, July 16:

Resilience: Flood Mitigation at the Farnsworth House
Pre-Construction Investigations and Mock-ups for Historic Preservation Projects
Working with Custom Cabinet Makers: Modern Kitchens in Traditional Settings
Boscobel House and Garden Tours

Wednesday, July 17:
The Restoration of Jefferson's Rotunda
#ContextualSustainability: The Child of Vitruvius and the Picturesque
Zero Net Carbon and Heritage Cities: Policy, Practice and Preservation
Building Craft
Traditional Takes: Short Presentations on Traditional Building Practice

Full Conference Schedule 

boscobel view

Hotel Information

Fishkill, NY has many hotels in the area. The Palladio Awards ceremony will be held at the Thayer Hotel.

Thayer Hotel
674 Thayer Road
West Point, New York 10996

Call 800-247-5047 and request special rates for the Palladio Award Dinner. Rates start at $179 based on availability in our room block.

In Fishkill:

Hyatt House Fishkill
100 Westage Business Center
Fishkill, NY

Hilton Garden Inn
25 Westage Drive
Fishkill, NY

Hampton Inn
544 Route 9
Fishkill, NY

Courtyard by Marriott
17 Westage Drive
Fishkill, NY

Things to Do Around Boscobel:

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival


Joining us on Boscobel's grounds will be the 33rd annual, critically-acclaimed Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. The Festival has established a reputation for lucid, engaging, and highly inventive productions staged under an iconic, open-air Theater Tent overlooking the Hudson River.

The performances during the conference, all at 7:30pm are as follows:
July 16 - Cymbeline
July 17 - Cerano
July 18 - Much Ado About Nothing

For tickets and more information, visit:

Bear Mountain State Park


Bear Mountain State Park is situated in rugged mountains rising from the west bank of the Hudson River. The Perkins Memorial Tower atop Bear Mountain affords spectacular views of the park, the Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park. Perkins Memorial Drive and Tower are open from April through late November, weather permitting.

West Point 

west point

West Point is the country's most prestigious military academy and is located on historically significant strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River. 

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Coming up in 2019:

 Graylyn Estate | Winston Salem, NC | October 29-30


Graylyn International Conference Center, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, offers conference-goers the chance to experience their own private estate. Combining a modern, sophisticated conference facility and an enchanting, historic residence, Graylyn is a captivating example of traditional materials and methods.  


"The Traditional Building Conference never fails to provide vital and timely material for the historic building architect."
                                                                 -Andrew Jerome Cannata, AIA

“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.”

“Engaging as well as ‘Big Picture’”

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

"Easily the best FOOD I've ever had at a conference."


Earn AIA Learning Units at our seminars!

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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. 

Check out some of our previous locations:

Oak Park 2018                              Brooklyn 2017

Salem 2017                                   Charleston 2017

Washington, D.C. 2016                Pittsburgh 2016

New Haven 2016