Call for Presentations: The 2018 Traditional Building Conference Series

Materials and Methods is the theme for conferences in 2018. 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.

Oak Park Speakers 2018

Stephen Kelly

Stephen J. Kelly, FAIA, SE, FAPT

Professor Kelley is an internationally recognized preservation consultant with projects in the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Kelley is a Fellow in the AIA due to his pioneering work in historic preservation. He has served on the Board of Directors of both US/ICOMOS and APT and was elected to Fellowship in both organizations. 



Charles "Chick" McBrien

Chick is a senior architectural/commercial project development representative for Marvin Windows and Doors. His 40 years of fenestration field experience has concentrated on historic preservation and commercial replacement. He 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.


Matthew McNicholas

Matthew McNicholas, AIA, LEED AP

Matt McNicholas is an architect practicing for more than 15 years and has created designs and ornamental details for buildings in seven countries and on four continents. He co-founded MGLM Architects in 2009 and MGLM Interiors in 2013, winning both local and national awards along the way. Over his career he has traveled extensively, lecturing on the subject of architectural ornament and detail and presenting at forums such as the Classical Traditions Conference and CNU.




 John Sandor

John Sandor has worked as an architectural historian in the Technical Preservation Services Branch of the National Park Service since 1996. He reviews rehabilitation projects seeking certification for federal tax credit and provides assistance to the users of the program and the general public on technical aspects of preservation. He previously worked as the architectural coordinator for the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office and has experience as a preservation consultant and a carpenter.



Robert Score

Robert Score, AIA

Robert Score is active in the preservation field. He was chair of the Historic Resources Committee of the Chicago Chapter of the AIA from 2000 to 2002. He also was a Director of the Association for Preservation Technology from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Score is the founder and Past-President of the Western Great Lakes Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology.



Susan Turner

Susan Turner, FAIA

Susan Turner is a licensed architect and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, with 30 years’ experience in historic preservation projects. She is the Historic Preservation Leader with Bailey Edward, and acts as their technical resource for historic building assessments, construction details, specifications, and quality review.



Robin Whitehurst

Robin Whitehurst

Robin Whitehurst has been a Principal in the firm since 1992. He routinely participates in speaking-engagements on educational topics for events such as the American Institute of Architects Illinois Annual Conference, the Association for Preservation Technology International Annual Conference, and the Traditional Building Annual Exhibition & Conference.



Daniel Worth

Daniel M. Worth, AIA, FAPT

Dan Worth specializes in project management, historic preservation, facilities condition analysis, and building rehabilitation. He has extensive experience with Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Historical Properties, Section 106 Review process, and sustainable design technology and design process. He was inducted to the College of Fellows with the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) because of his commitment to disseminating preservation technology best practices.


View the Full Schedule for Traditional Building Conference Oak Park here.

Previous Speakers: Brooklyn 2017

Richard Cameron

Andrew Cogar

Elizabeth Dillon

Randolph Gerner

Clem Labine

C. Scott Lange

Francis Morrone

Aaron Ruby

Laurie L. Wells

Neela K. Wickremesinghe

Peter Brudenell

Preston J. Gumberich

Breen Mahony

Robert K. Higgins

Kim Lovejoy

Bill Mensching

John Carey

Robert Higgins

Past Speakers