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Traditional Building Conference Series

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Traditional Building Conference Series

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 8:00 AM-5:45 PM; Thursday, July 19, 8:00 AM-5:45PM
Nassau Inn
10 Palmer Square East
Princeton, NJ 08542

The Traditional Building Conference, AIA, ICAA, and Princeton University invite you to join us for an exciting two-day series delivering focused, relevant educational workshops for architects, contractors, craftspeople, designers, building owners, and facilities managers.

Spend July 18-19 with us in historic Princeton for an interactive symposium where 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. Network with your industry peers, clients, and the technical representatives from restoration/renovation product suppliers. Enjoy two days of diverse sessions including:

• “Traditional Takes” on: Storm Windows, Clay Tile, Ornamental Metal, Small Duct High Velocity Systems, Vacuum Insulated Glass

• A Tour of Trenton’s Roebling Lofts

• Sketching Campus Classicism

• Rehabing Gothic Buildings for the 21st Century

• Classical Details

• Tours of the Eating Clubs of Prospect Avenue

For more information, please visit The Traditional Building Conference Series is a registered provider of AIA continuing education credits. Credits for NARI, AIBD, and some NAHB certifications are available.

With registration inquiries, please contact Carolyn Walsh at 781-779-1560 or Registration for this conference includes a one-year complimentary subscription to Traditional Building magazine.


One-day conference registration: $210; Two-day conference registration: $350

Horace Trumbauer Walking Tour: A DesignPhiladelphia Event

Saturday, October 6, 2018
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Horace Trumbauer was Philadelphia’s most prolific architect, whose work can be found across the United States. He is best known, perhaps, for his New York and Newport Gilded Age mansions. In Philadelphia, however, his firm also designed a large number of institutional buildings as well as private residences. Please join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Philadelphia and Jim Mundy, Director of Education and Programming for the Union League of Philadelphia, for a walking tour that explores Trumbauer-designed buildings that have housed Philadelphia’s premier cultural and social institutions over the past century.

The tour will begin at the Union League of Philadelphia, where we will learn about the exterior and interior spaces of this landmark institution. Our tour will then proceed through Center City to include such buildings as the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the Racquet Club, the original Ritz Carlton hotel, the St. James apartment house, the Widener Building, the YMCA, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then through the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood to see examples of Trumbauer’s domestic architecture. The tour will end at Rittenhouse Square.

Jim Mundy is the Director of Education and Programming for the Foundations of the Union League of Philadelphia. He is an alumnus of The Attingham Summer School for the Study of British Houses and Collections and is presently the President of The Woodlands Cemetery Company and the Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation. Jim has also given architecture tours for the Preservation Alliance.

2 AIA LU credits will be available for this lecture. Please bring your AIA membership number in order to fill out the necessary paperwork.

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Student: $25 ICAA Member: $40 General Public: $55

Making Magnificence: Architects, Stuccatori, and the Eighteenth-Century Interior, with Christine Casey

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Monday, October 22, 2018
6:00 PM
The Union League of Philadelphia
Grant Room
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Join author Christine Casey for a presentation on her recently published book, which tells the remarkable story of the craftsmen of Ticino, in Italian-speaking Switzerland. These craftsmen took their prodigious skills as specialist decorative plasterworkers throughout Northern Europe in the 18th century, adorning classical architecture with their rich and fluent décor. Their names are not widely known – Giuseppi Artari (c.1690–1771), Giovanni Battista Bagutti (1681–1755), and Francesco Vassalli (1701–1771) are a few – but their work transformed the interiors of magnificent buildings in Italy, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Britain, and Ireland. Among the interiors highlighted in this deeply researched, beautifully illustrated volume are Palazzo Reale in Turin, Upper Belvedere in Vienna, St. Martin in the Fields in London, the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford, Houghton Hall in Norfolk, and Carton House in Ireland.


General Public: $25; ICAA Members: $20; Students: $15

Second Biennial Trumbauer Awards

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:00 PM
The Union League of Philadelphia
Lincoln Ballroom
140 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is excited to announce the Second Biennial Trumbauer Awards, to be bestowed on November 15, 2018, in the Trumbauer-designed Lincoln Ballroom of The Union League of Philadelphia. The awards program honors exemplary work in contemporary classical architecture, design, planning, and the allied arts. This year’s program follows the incredibly successful inaugural competition which highlighted the celebrated work of architecture and design professionals in our area.

Named for internationally renowned, native Philadelphian architect Horace Trumbauer (1868-1938), the Trumbauer Awards celebrate contemporary classical projects that express the breadth and inclusiveness present in Trumbauer’s expansive work. Trumbauer’s extraordinary success followed modest professional and social beginnings, and he was unrivaled in the early 20th century in American architecture for the number and magnificence of his projects.

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Benefactor: $1,000 for a group of 10 tickets

Early Bird Ticket Pricing through July 31:

Ambassador: $250

Supporter: $150

Member: $125

Students: $40