Jan Gleysteen Architects recently attended the Traditional Building Conference at the historic Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA. The two-day symposium travels to various historic locations across the country educating design professionals, contractors, and craftspeople about traditional building design, techniques, and maintenance.
This year's conference took full advantage of Salem's rich architecture history offering tours of several first period homes (constructed between 1664 and 1668) and the Chestnut Hill Historic District featuring a dozen thoughtfully preserved homes dating to the early and mid-19th century. Lectures topics ranged from lime mortars and window preservation to detailed structural analysis of first period homes and a lively discussion on the intersection between preservation and sustainability.
The Traditional Building Conference Series is hosted by AIM Media. Their next stop will be Brooklyn, NY in early December.