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The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®) Knowledge Community develops knowledge and information to benefit architects who are engaged in, or who are interested in learning more about, custom residential practice. CRAN® presents information and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise to promote the professional development of its members via discussion forums, national symposia and conventions, publications, and local activities.

CRAN Symposium

The next CRAN Symposium is scheduled for September 8-11, 2022 in Chicago, IL. Registration will open early July 2022.

The Virtual Traditional Building Conference | November 9-13, 2020

  • 1.  The Virtual Traditional Building Conference | November 9-13, 2020

    Posted 09-03-2020 02:49 AM
    What: The VIRTUAL Traditional Building Conference
    When: November 9-13, 2020
    Where: Your home or office computer 

    • 10+ AIA HSW Learning Units
    • Videos from inside the artisans' workshop 
    • Live Q&A with speakers and sponsors

    This event is more than just a webinar. Through networking chat rooms, interactive sponsor booths, and live video conferencing with speakers, we are bringing the community and resources of our in-person events to a computer near you. The Traditional Building Conference's new five-day format is designed to accommodate your schedule while delivering accessible how-to education on historic preservation, adaptive use, urban infill, classical design, sustainable restoration/maintenance, and traditional craft. Join us November 9-13, 2020. Attendees will receive a complimentary subscription to Traditional Building magazine. Free registration for veterans.

    Visit the conference website for more information.
    Click here to register. 

    Seminars, for AIA learning units, will include:

    • Historic Mortar Replication & Pointing 
    • The Materials and Methods of Clay Tile
    • Biophilic Design with Windows and Doors
    • Working History and its Application to Design, Materials and Interventions: Springfield Ranch, Tallgrass Prairies National Park
    • Installing Storm Windows: Getting the Details Right
    • Wooden Window Repair Techniques
    • Constructing Fine Kitchen Cabinetry: Design Ideas and Construction Details
    • Lessons from Conserving the Colosseum
    • The Impact of Materials and Methods on our Wellbeing
    • Vacuum Insulated Glass and the Rehabilitation of the Saarinen's Milwaukee County War Memorial

    View the Full Conference Schedule here.

    Click here to register. 

    Peter Miller Hon. AIA
    Restore Media, LLC
    Washington DC