Our Next Conference:

Lyceum | Alexandria, Virginia | NEW DATES: June 23-24, 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. 

Seminars will include:

  • Global Perspectives/Local Practices: Sustainability and Historic Preservation
  • Masonry Cleaning Methods at the US Capitol
    • Presented by Mary Oehrlein, Architect of the Capitol 
  • The Restoration of Stone Tracery for Stained Glass Windows - Ancient Craftsmanship/Modern Technology
  • Traditional and Transparent: The Stabilization of Menokin House
  • Using the Historic Practice of Practical Geometry Today
  • Terra Cotta Tile: Color Selection and Matching
  • The Influence of Palladio on Mid-Atlantic Domestic Architecture

Architectural Tours:

  • Private Evening Tour of George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Sketching Alexandria
  • Architectural Highlights of Historic Downtown Alexandria

Click here for the full conference schedule 


Places to Stay

There are many hotel options in the Old Town Alexandria area. Room night costs vary, so contact the hotel directly.

Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria
220 South Union Street
Alexandria, VA

Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria
1625 King Street
Alexandria, VA

Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street
Alexandria, VA

Morrison House Old Town Alexandria
116 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA

Alexandrian Old Town Alexandria
480 King Street
Alexandria, VA

If you drive, here are some tips for parking around Alexandria:
Where to Park in Old Town


Register for Lyceum Today!


Summer Conference - Details coming soon!


Woman's Club of Evanston | Evanston, Illinois 
October 21-22, 2020



"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