DESIGN + HISTORY: The AIA Taliesin Colloquium on the Practice of Historic Architecture

Starts:  Oct 18, 2013 05:00 PM (MT)
Ends:  Oct 19, 2013 07:00 PM (MT)
Associated with  Historic Resources Committee


The AIA Taliesin Colloquium

On the practice of historic architecture

Sponsored by the Historic Resources Committee and hosted by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin West

Scottsdale, Arizona
Friday, October 18 - Saturday, October 19, 2013
More Information:  Registration and Housing  | Download Program

What is good and compatible design for additions to historic buildings and districts?  Is compatibility an objective? Is compatibility a matter of style and tradition, or an exploration of metaphors? How do we interpret the National Park Service standards? These questions are debated in academia and the press, but seldom discussed among architects.

The AIA Taliesin Colloquium will explore issues that are important to the practice of historic architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West provides a retreat atmosphere in a living landmark of American architecture. Scottsdale provides a beautiful natural setting with a variety of activities for attendees, family, and friends.


The Colloquium leaders will include Daniel Bluestone, Ph.D., Frederick B. Fisher, FAAR, Vincent Michael, Ph.D., and Brian Goeken, AICP.

  • Mr. Bluestone is Professor and Director of the Historic Preservation Program at the School of Architecture of the University of Virginia. 
  • Mr. Fisher has designed buildings for important cultural and institutional sites all over the United States. His portfolio of projects that insert new buildings into historic environments is most relevant to the topic at hand.
  • Dr. Michael is an author, Executive Director of the Global Heritage Fund, holds the John H. Bryan Chair in Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a Trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 
  • Mr. Goeken is Chief of the Technical Preservation Services Division of the National Park Service. He formerly served as Deputy Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Planning and Development. The Technical Preservation Services Branch writes, administers, and interprets the “Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.”

The program will open with a presentation and reception on Friday evening, October 18, 2013. The core of the program is presentation and discussion with panelists on Saturday morning. Attendees will discuss topics with the speakers, participate in break-out group sessions to identify important issues before the panel wraps up on Saturday afternoon.  Download Program >>

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Questions?  Email Peyton Hall, FAIA, Historic Resources Committee Advisory Group Member



Taliesin West
12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85261-4430


Peyton Hall
626.793.2400 x 107