TBCS Alexandria


David Bell

David Bell

David Bell has a passion for integrating history, culture and sustainable design into the built environment. An award-winning District of Columbia architect, he is involved in a variety of project types, scales and uses, including recreation centers, educational facilities, parks, libraries, museums, theaters, and mixed-use transportation centers. 


Alicia Cordle

Alicia Cordle

Ms. Cordle has worked on many of Ludowici’s most prominent projects including the Pennsylvania State Capitol building, Duke University, East Lake Golf Club, Disney Shanghai, Grove Park Inn, Asheville’s First Baptist Church, and numerous other colleges, universities, private residences and other traditional buildings across the United States.



Carl Elefante

Carl Elefante

Carl Elefante, FAIA, FAPT is Principal Emeritus with Quinn Evans Architects where he served as design principal on architecture, preservation, and community revitalization projects. Known for coining the phrase: “The greenest building is one that is already built”, Mr. Elefante writes and lectures nationally on historic preservation and sustainable design topics.


Christine Franck

Christine Franck

Christine G. H. Franck is an architect, educator, and author in her 30th year of design practice. In addition to her residential architecture practice, she speaks, writes, and teaches about classical architecture and American domestic architecture. Her work has been lauded with HRH The Prince of Wales’s Public Service Award, the 2016 Clem Labine Award, and a Palladio Award, among others.


Henry Handler

Hank Handler

A noted craftsman and master builder, Hank co-founded Oak Grove Restoration Company 40 years ago to specialize in the conservation, preservation, restoration, and retrofitting of historic buildings. During the last four decades, he developed the company to integrate general contracting and design-build capabilities with skilled craftsmanship.



Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth "Penny" Jones

Penny Jones is an architectural historian and historical preservationist. She was Executive Director of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and Director of Preservation Programs at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.



Scott Knight

Scott Knight

Mr. Knight has experience in various areas of historic preservation including on-site investigations, primary and secondary source research, completing historic resource inventory forms and writing historic structures reports. Early in his career, Mr. Knight worked as a restoration mason, cleaning and conserving historically significant masonry buildings around the country.



Mary Oehrlein

Mary Oehrlein

Mary is currently the architect of record for stone and metal restoration projects at the US Capitol, Supreme Court and the Russell Senate Office Building. She also provides stone conservation services for exterior stone projects at the Botanic Garden, the Cannon House Office Building and directs the AOC Preservation Program throughout the Capitol Campus.


Jane R

Jane Griswold Radocchia

Jane Radocchia is an architect who learned vernacular construction and history as she worked on old houses. Curious about the geometry she found, she began researching and recovering the lost knowledge of Practical Geometry. She has presented workshops on geometry in the USA and Scotland since 2014.




Laurie Wells

Laurie Wells

A thirty-five-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. 





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

James S. Collins

Richard William Off, AIA

Rachel Palisin, PE, LEED AP

John Sandor

Brent Hull

Kyle Sword

Michelle M. McCullough

Heather Bratland

April Larkins

Rosalba Ledezma, AIA

Edwin Bouldin, AIA, NCARB

Stuart McCormick, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

Samuel Binkley, AIA

Chris Poe, PE

Kimber Degling

David Martin

Charles "Chick" McBrien

Jim Nelson

Sam Pardue

Laurie Wells

Chad Thorell

Bill Wilder

Kurtis Suellentrop

Past Speakers