Our Next Conference:

Lyceum | Alexandria, Virginia | April 7-8, 2020


The Alexandria Lyceum was built in 1839 and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since May 27, 1969. This historic site has served as a Civil War hospital ward, a private residence, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Nation’s first Bicentennial Visitor’s Center. Today, it serves as Alexandria's official history museum. 

In addition to our seminars on traditional building materials and methods, we will host a behind-the-scenes architectural tour of George Washington's Mount Vernon. 

Things to Do in Historic Alexandria 

Mount Vernon


Mount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in America. The land has been in the Washington family since 1674. Painstakingly preserved along the banks of the Potomac River, experience five hundred acres of colonial era architecture. The grounds include Washington’s Mansion, the tomb of George and Martha Washington, a memorial dedicated to the enslaved people who lived and worked on the estate and many other original structures

Old Town Alexandria


A busy, historic district along the Potomac, Old Town is marked by cobblestone streets and 18th-century townhouses. George Washington slept at Gadsby’s Tavern, one of the many small museums in the area. Another is Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, opened in 1783. Indie boutiques and foodie spots line King Street, and there are open-air eateries by the river. The Saturday farmers' market has been operating for 260 years.

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"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."



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Earn AIA Learning Units at our seminars!

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:

Winston-Salem 2019                   Winterthur 2019                           

Oak Park 2018                              Brooklyn 2017

Salem 2017                                   Charleston 2017

Washington, D.C. 2016                Pittsburgh 2016

New Haven 2016