Graylyn Estate | Winston-Salem, North Carolina | October 29-30, 2019

The Geometry of Neoclassical Windows


James S. Collins

James S. Collins is a practicing architect and historic preservationist. He specializes in the design of traditional buildings and interiors, as well as appropriate additions to existing residential, institutional and historic structures. With studios in New York City and Greensboro, North Carolina, his firm's residential and institutional projects can be found in the Carolinas, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. 


Windows: Conservation & Compliance - Window Repair & Replacement Projects


Richard William Off, AIA

Mr. Off has worked on the design and construction administration of renovation and restoration projects for historic buildings throughout the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Off currently works for Hoffmann Architects in New York, managing exterior rehabilitation and preservation projects for multiple landmark structures, including a variety of traditional and modern façade, window and roofing systems.



Rachel Palisin, PE, LEED AP

Ms. Palisin had worked on numerous historic structures and engineering projects in both the Washington DC and New York metropolitan areas, developing expertise in restoration and sustainable design. Ms. Palisin currently works at the New York office of Hoffmann Architects, managing a broad range of projects, including the diagnosis and resolution of building envelope distress, and developing design details, for both historic and contemporary buildings.


Managing Change: Getting the Details Right in Window Rehabilitation and Replacement


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. 


Repairing Historic Wooden Windows: What Architects Need to Know


Brent Hull

Brent Hull, owner and president of Hull Millwork, is a nationally recognized authority on historic design, architecturally correct moldings and millwork. Hull is a board member of the Texas Chapter of the ICAA, and recipient of the 2012 NBSS Distinguished Alumni Award. Brent Hull consults on any and all aspects of classical architectural design, historic preservation and restoration and custom millwork design.



Union Station- Winston-Salem North Carolina Tour

Kyle Sword

Kyle Sword

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. 


Michelle M. McCullough
Project Planner
City-County Planning


Wake Forest University Architectural Tour: A Sustainable Traditional Campus Envisioned in the Mid-20 Century

Samuel Binkley, AIA
Senior Project Manager, Wake Forest University

Chris Poe, PE
Director, Planning and Construction
Wake Forest University Facilities & Campus Services

Rosalba Ledezma, AIA
Senior Advisor, Wake Forest University
Facilities & Campus Services

Storm Windows: Durability, Efficiency, and Noise Reduction


Kimber Degling

Kimber's mission is to save old windows. Innerglass Window Systems' compression fit interior storm window is the perfect solution for historic conservation and energy conservation. You get to keep the historic old window intact and get state of the art energy performance & comfort.





David Martin

David Martin

David Martin has been President of Allied Window, Inc. since 1971. He has served his industry, becoming national VP of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. 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 is a regional 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.



Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson is a Sales Manager with Mon-Ray, Inc., manufacturer of Mon-Ray Secondary Glazing Products, DeVAC Aluminum Windows and Glasswalls Porch Enclosures. Over the past 22 years with the Company, Jim has worked with residential and commercial building owners, architects, designers, engineers, consultants, contractors and Authorized Dealers, to assure project goals are achieved. 



Sam Pardue

Sam Pardue is the CEO and founder of Indow. At the 2011 CleanTech Open, Indow won the national Energy Efficiency Category Award, the national Sustainability Award, and came in second place for the Grand Prize. In addition, Indow has received Environmental Leader Magazine’s 2014 Product of the Year Award, Sustainable Business Magazine’s Innovation in Sustainable Product Award, and a Bronze Medal from the Edison Awards. 


The Restoration of Stone Tracery for Stained Glass Windows- Ancient Craftsmanship/Modern Technology


Laurie Wells

A thirty-four-year veteran of historic building preservation as an estimator and project manager, Laurie draws from an extensive practical knowledge base. Her expertise spans pre-construction consulting, specification writing, budget preparation and phasing of projects, as well as trade coordination and project completion. 


Metal Windows: Case Studies of Repair, Replacement and New


Chad Thorell

Chad Thorell has been with Historical Arts and Casting, Inc. full time since 1992. He began working in many different facets of the company at a very young age and has been an integral part of the company ever since. 





Call for Presentations: The 2020 Traditional Building Conference Series

Materials and Methods is the theme for conferences in 2020. Please note we have a new 20-minute format, Traditional Takes, 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: Boscobel, New York 2019

Jennifer Carlquist

David S. R. Anderozzi

Timothy M. Farina

Jill H. Gotthelf

Colleen Chapin

Lori Ferriss

Nakita Reed

John G. Waite

Clay S. Palazzo

Matthew K. Scheidt

Robert Score

Brian Stowell

Ashely Wilson

Past Speakers