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Traditional Building Conference: Oak Park, IL

Most know the village of Oak Park as Frank Lloyd Wright’s backyard for the early part of his career. It’s so much more than that. There are 2,400 historic sites in Oak Park alone, the majority of which are homes built in the Queen Anne, Prairie School, and Craftsman styles of architecture. With three distinct historic districts and 64 nationally recognized historic landmarks, Oak Park is truly a village of and for architects.

Join us April 24-25, 2018 at the historic Nineteenth Century Club for networking opportunities, AIA credits, and architectural walking tours. Accredited courses include:

The Art and Science of Preservation
Oak Park and its Historic Districts, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Historic Windows:  Tax Credits, Standards and Solutions
Investigative Technology on a Traditional Roof
Case Study and Walking Tour: The Restoration of Unity Temple  

The Traditional Building Conference Series delivers focused, relevant education for architects, contractors, craftspeople, designers, building owners, and facilities managers in a time efficient format at beautiful historic venues. In a two-day interactive symposium you will learn from best-in-class experts and practitioners about historic preservation, adaptive use, urban infill, classical design, sustainable design, building restoration/maintenance, and traditional craft. Meet the editors of Period Homes, Traditional Building, New Old House, Arts & Crafts Homes, Early Homes, and Old House Journal. Network with your industry peers, clients, and the technical representatives from restoration/renovation product suppliers.

The Traditional Building Conference Series is a registered provider of AIA continuing education credits. Credits for NARI, AIBD, and certain NAHB classifications can be arranged. LEED accredited professionals and interior designers should contact the education director to determine if any courses have been registered for continuing education credits with the IDCEC or the USGBC. 

Learn more and register at

For registration inquiries, contact Carolyn Walsh at
For sponsorship inquiries, contact Peter Miller at
For partnership inquiries, contact Griffin Suber at
For education inquiries, contact Judy Hayward at 

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
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