Doors, Windows, Hardware
Floors, Walls, Ceilings,
Parks & Garden Fixtures
Lighting & Electrical
Masonry, Stone, Brick,
Molded & Cast Ornament
Roofing & Roof Specialties
(Arts & Crafts and More)
Timber Frames, Conservatories,
Woodwork, Millwork, Stairs
Active Interest Media
The comprehensive resource for professionals involved in restoring old buildings or designing and constructing new buildings in traditional styles.
The comprehensive resource for professionals involved in residential restoration and renovation, as well as the design and construction of new homes built in traditional styles.
Targeted information about service providers in the field of building restoration and renovation, both commercial and residential.
A portal site that brings together information about building products and materials, including data on more than 5,000 manufacturers.
Traditional Product Galleries
Traditional Product Galleries is a micro site showcasing—in big, colorful photography—thousands of items tailored to the requirements of restoration and renovation projects and new designs done in a period style, both residential and commercial.
Traditional Building Portfolio
Traditional Building Portfolio is a micro site containing a world of information about traditional building and design, both commercial and residential. It includes hundreds of articles on design and building projects, leading architectural firms, topics of note to working professionals, and major awards programs, along with forums and blogs bearing the opinions of leaders in the field.
Active Interest Media's electronic newsletters provide a continuous stream of information on key topics in the world of traditional design and building: likely products and services for both commercial and residential projects; special in-depth reports on projects and important product categories; and a bevy of blogs providing fresh perspectives from leading figures in the field.
Active Interest Media's Webinars cover a wide range of topics, from window
restoration to sustainable building materials. They feature leading experts
in the field and provide an effective, efficient way to learn about
important topics, while earning credits toward professional and vocational
The Palladio Awards Program
is designed to honor outstanding achievement in traditional design. The program recognizes individual designers, design teams, or both whose work enhances the beauty and humane qualities of the built environment through creative interpretation or adaptation of design principles developed through 2,500 years of the Western architectural tradition.
The Traditional Building
Exhibition and Conference
World-class educational opportunities and a wide array of resources and products for professionals who work in the field of building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction.
A Path Taken
Restoration of the complex architectural metalwork at the Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia proved once more that iron rules.
Benches for Streets, Parks, Plazas & Public Spaces
A list of companies that supply new benches with that grand old look and feel.
Catching Up with Conservatories
You don't need a green thumb to appreciate today's garden rooms.
New pavers solved both aesthetic and functional problems for a downtown walkway in an historic town in New Jersey.
Fences & Gates: Fence Me In
A case study in how to re-create an ornamental wood fence.
Fencing Through the Years
From early log stockades to wrought iron, cast iron and steel, the evolution of fencing has mirrored architectural fashions.
Fountains & Water Features: Going with the Flow
More than a century old, a fountain finds new life in the New York Botanical Garden.
Gazebos, Arbors & Garden Houses
Companies that supply these romantic shelters for landscapes and gardens.
Landscape Specialties: Warrior Restored
Restoring a copper statue energizes a Midwestern town.
The Many Sides of Period Gazebos
Available in all shapes and sizes, today's gazebos can fit just about any application.
Planters & Urns: Perennials
A quick look at traditional materials with new appeal.
Sculpture for Public Spaces
More companies than you might think are making new sculpture in the old styles.
Spirit of the Ocean
A 1927 sandstone carved fountain in Santa Barbara, CA, has been re-created by master carvers. (From Clem Labine's Traditional Building magazine.)
The Other Dry Wall
Constructing traditional mortarless walls requires an eye for regional styles and a feel for the material.
Traditional Outdoor Seating
What makes a public space a seat of populist power? It's nothing more than the humble bench.
Traditionally Styled Benches: Benchmarks
Benches can add to the beauty and tranquility of public parks and gardens.