Traditional Building Conference: Boscobel


Lost and Found: The Extraordinary Preservation Story of Boscobel House and Gardens


Jennifer Carlquist

Jennifer is a 25-year museum professional specializing in period interiors and American decorative arts. She lectures widely on design history, including for the New York School of Interior Design, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Purchase, and the Victorian Society in America Summer Schools. 

#ContextualSustainability: The Child of Vitruvius and the Picturesque


David S. R. Anderozzi

David practices architecture in Rhode Island. He has been active with the AIA CRAN committee and is currently president of the New England Chapter of the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art.



A Mason’s Perspective of Historic Precedent and Building Traditions in the Hudson Valley


Timothy M. Farina

A designer at David M. Schwarz Architects, Timothy previously worked as a stonemason in New York State. His tactical experience and architectural interests were invigorated in numerous European tours and a 2017 residency in Rome, Italy where he studied architectural history. Timothy is a recipient of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art 2019 John Russel Pope Award for the design proposal of a new Museum of the United States Supreme Court.


Zero Net Carbon and Heritage Cities: Policy, Practice and Preservation


Jill H. Gotthelf

Jill pioneers approaches that result in outstanding success, as reflected in the signature 20-year restoration of Eldridge Street Synagogue on NYC’s Lower East Side. Upon its completion, renowned architectural critic Paul Goldberger cited it as one of the year’s ten most influential projects in the world. Under her guidance as both Founding Member and Chair, the Association of Preservation Technology International’s Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation has become a preeminent resource for collecting & disseminating cutting edge philosophy, technology & tools for the preservation community.


Collen Chapin

As a Senior Preservation Manager with Historic New England, Colleen had overall responsibility for the preservation, maintenance and capital improvements of properties ranging from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Colleen’s projects with BCA have included conditions surveys and preservation consulting for such historic properties as Faneuil Hall, Harvard Stadium, and more.  



Lori Ferriss

As a leader in sustainable design technologies, Lori is a founding member of the Zero Net Carbon Collaboration for Existing and Historic Buildings and a Co-Chair of the APT TC-SP's Life Cycle Impacts Focus Group. Her expertise focuses on balancing cultural and environmental stewardship through the renewal of existing and historic buildings.



Nakita Reed

Nakita is Chair of the Maryland Green Building Council - a governor appointed position focused on advancing green building throughout the state of Maryland - and serves on numerous boards throughout the state of Maryland including Preservation Maryland and the Alice Ferguson Foundation. 



Restoring Jefferson’s Rotunda
2019 Palladio Award Winner


John G. Waite

John G. Waite, FAIA has over forty years of experience in planning for and overseeing the restoration of adaptive use of historic buildings, as well as the design of new structures within historic contexts. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Association for Preservation Technology International and received APT’s Harley J. McKee Award for outstanding contributions in the field of preservation technology. Mr. Waite has written more than fifty books and articles which have been published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, National Park Service, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Smithsonian Institution, State of New York, University of Virginia, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization. 



Clay S. Palazzo

Mr. Palazzo has overseen some of John G. Waite Associates' most prestigious projects. Those projects include the exterior restoration of the iconic Art Deco Cincinnati Union Terminal, the renovation and restoration of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, the restoration of Carr’s Hill, reconstruction of Yin Yu Tang (a late 18th century Chinese merchant’s house), the restoration of Ralph Adam Cram’s All Saints Ashmont in Dorchester, MA, the restoration of the African Meeting House in Boston, MA, and the restoration of Franklin Roosevelt’s Top Cottage in Hyde Park, NY.



Matthew K. Scheidt

Matthew Scheidt has been the Project Manager for some of John G. Waite Associates' most significant historic projects in his more than 11 years with the firm, including the renovation and restoration of Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda, the exterior restoration of the iconic Art Deco Cincinnati Union Terminal, the exterior restoration of Frederick Vanderbilt's Gilded Age mansion on the Hudson River, and the renovation and restoration of the 1906 Music Shed at the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate in Norfolk, Connecticut.



Pre-construction Investigations and Mock-ups for Historic Preservation Projects

Robert Score

Robert Score

Bob Score is a Project Architect with over twenty years of experience in historic preservation architecture. He is well versed on restoration issues involving masonry, windows, cast iron, interior finishes, façade inspections, and building assessments. 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. 


Working with Custom Cabinet Makers: Modern Kitchens in Traditional Settings


Brian Stowell

Brian is President and CEO of Crown Point Cabinetry. Brian joined his father Norman in the cabinetmaking business in 1980, when it was still located in the family garage in Claremont, NH. With the help of numerous siblings, a couple of in-laws and assorted key employees, Brian created a company that has been nationally recognized for its many innovative programs, quality of product and high level of service.


Resilience: Flood Mitigation at the Farnsworth House


Ashely Wilson

Ashley Wilson, AIA, ASID is the Chief Architect for the Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in an endowed position named the Graham Gund Architect. Before working at the National Trust, she was a founding and tenured professor at the Clemson University/College of Charleston Graduate Program for Historic Preservation in Charleston, SC and before her academic career, she was in private preservation practice in Washington DC and in Virginia.


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: Winterthur 2019

Doug Bracken

Susan Buck

Brent Hull

Mary Elfreth Watkins

Tiffany Burke

J. Scott O'Barr

C. Scott Lange

David Martin

Tom Savage

Kyle Sword

Patrick Webb

Jon White and Matt White

Fritz Winterle

Past Speakers