The Next Traditional Building Conference:
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.
Topics, for AIA Learning Units, will include:
Repairing Historic Wooden Windows: What Architects Need to Know
The Restoration of Stone Tracery for Stained Glass Windows
Windows and Codes
Managing Change: Getting the details right
Architectural tours of Wake Forest University and the recently rehabilitated Union Station.
1900 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Phone: (800) 472-9596
While rooms are still available.
Mention Traditional Building Conference for discounted rates.
Things to Do in Winston-Salem
Old Salem Museum & Gardens
In 1950, a group of dedicated volunteers established Old Salem, Inc. as a way to begin preserving and restoring the town of Salem for future generations. As Old Salem grew, more buildings were restored and new facilities were added – including the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA).
In addition to having two National Historic Landmark buildings, the Salem Tavern and the Single Brother’s House, Old Salem was designated as a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in 1966.
Historic Bethabara Park
In addition to live music, 25 cent ice cream cones, and North Carolinian natural splendor, Historic Bethabara Park has a blend of archaeological sites, restored original buildings, and reconstructions. There are over 40 stabilized archaeological ruins throughout the park. Reconstructions include the 1754 Village, the Community and Medicinal Gardens, and the Palisade Fort. The Log House, a Queen Anne style house previously owned by the Pough family, has been restored back to its original 1834 appearance. Other original buildings include the Gemeinhaus (1788), The Potter’s House (1782), and The Brewer’s House (1803).
Covered Bridges of North Carolina
During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, North Carolina had hundreds of charming covered bridges. Randolph County alone had sixty covered bridges in the 1930s. Currently, there are thirty seven bridges still standing, the oldest of which was constructed in 1860. Five of the historic covered bridges are closed to vehicular traffic, and three are privately owned. Two of the thirty seven are authentic, including Bunker Hill Bridge, a short drive from Winston-Salem.
"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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The Traditional Building Conference Series is a registered provider of AIA continuing education credits. Credits for NARI, AIBD, and some NAHB certifications are available.
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