Traditional Building Conference: Winterthur


Doug Bracken

An Introduction to Ornamental Metals

Since 1998, Doug has been the President of Wiemann Metalcraft (founded 1940) an industry leader serving an international market with fine quality, custom cast, fabricated and wrought ornamental and architectural metal work from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Doug is a Past President of NOMMA, the National Ornamental and Misc. Metals Association and received Frank A. Kozik Award for Volunteer Service to the Association.


Susan Buck

Under the Microscope: Discovering Hidden Paint Treasures in Historic Buildings

Susan Buck has worked in the field of paint and finishes analysis since 1991 and has led the evolution of architectural paint research. Her private conservation work includes paint and finish analysis for objects and architecture, as well as conservation treatments, for institutions including Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Mount Vernon, Monticello, Montpelier, Historic Charleston Foundation, Historic Annapolis, Historic Deerfield, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MESDA, Drayton Hall and the World Monuments Fund Qianlong Garden Conservation Project in The Forbidden City in Beijing.



Brent Hull

Lessons for Today from Winterthur’s Historic Millwork: A Craftsman’s Perspective

Brent Hull, owner and president of Hull Historical, is a nationally recognized authority on historic design, architecturally correct moldings and millwork. Trained in the art of museum quality preservation at the prestigious North Bennet Street School in Boston, Brent is the exclusive licensee for the architectural interiors of the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate in Wilmington, Delaware, the original home of H.F. du Pont. Hull is a board member of the Texas Chapter of the ICAA, and recipient of the 2012 NBSS Distinguished Alumni Award.



C. Scott Lange

Historic Clay Roof Tile: Why and How to Use it Successfully

Scott Lange joined Ludowici and Terreal North America in November of 2014. In his current role as Northeast/Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Mr. Lange directs a team of in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with a goal towards growth and successful customer implementation of architectural terra cotta products.


David Martin

David Martin

History and Performance: Glass Properties and Storm Windows

David Martin has been President of Allied Window, Inc. since 1971. Prior to that he was a Manufacturing Consultant for Deloitte Haskins & Sells, Manager of Materials at Lodge & Shipley, Plant Manager at Cintas, and rose the ranks at GE for 8 years. He was active in small business issues, and was a congressional appointee delegate to the first White House Conference on Small Business in 1980. 


Charles "Chick" McBrien

Chick has spent the last 20 years developing historic and commercial window projects with design professionals in the Midwest, and has been involved in many Federal Historic Tax Credit projects. Chick has spoken at national, regional, and local events on the subject of windows in historic preservation.

Tom Savage

Capturing Many Pasts: Henry Francis Du Pont and the Interiors


Kyle Sword

Kyle Sword

History and Performance: Glass Properties and Storm Windows

Kyle Sword is the Business Development Manager for Pilkington North America and heads the company’s interests in historic restoration. Kyle has worked for Pilkington for 15+ years, primarily involved in the manufacturing process of glass making. During this time, he has been blessed to visit many different types of glass manufacturing and glass processing locations around the globe.


Webb Webinar

Patrick Webb

Plaster 101

Patrick Webb is a heritage and ornamental plasterer and advocate for traditional hand craft in preservation, natural building and contemporary traditional architectural specification. He was recently appointed Lecturer and Research Associate at The Center for Traditional Craft, Savannah, Georgia. 



M. John White and Matt White

Period Historic Lighting: Adaptation and Restoration


Call for Presentations: The 2019 Traditional Building Conference Series

Materials and Methods is the theme for conferences in 2019. Our next conferences will be in Garrison, NY and Winston-Salem, NC. Please note we have a new 20-minute format that can be matched with other speakers around selected topics. 

We are particularly keen to present collaborations between architects, contractors, and craftspeople that are rich with practical how-to information. To submit a proposal for a presentation, fill out this online form.

Speakers receive free tuition for themselves and a guest at the nation’s premier business to business event for traditional building and historic preservation. Submit a proposal today to be part of this growing event for preservation and traditional building pros.


Previous Speakers: Princeton 2018

Phillip James Dodd

Ray Tschoepe

David Howell

Michael J. Mills, FAIA

David Jesson 

Doug Bracken

James S. Collins

C. Scott Lange

David Martin

Michael Mehaffy

Lorine Murray-Mechini, AIA, LEED AP

Donald H. Ruggles, AIA, ICAA, NCARB

Nikos A. Salingaros

Kyle Sword

Laurie Wells

Clifford W. Zink

Past Speakers