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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.
Etched in Stone
Experts provide guidelines to specifying natural stone.
Best Face Forward
The restoration of Philadelphia's city hall was a stone-cold beautiful job.
Boston's Ames Building
Repairing masonry on historic buildings has its challenges
Cast Stone Architectural Elements
A brief guide to the basics of this formidable building material.
Hand-Carved Stonework: New Life on Hastings Street
In Vancouver, British Columbia, is a building with the handsomest of stone faces.
Mantels & Fireplaces: Carved in Stone
When it comes to custom stone mantels, the hammer and chisel still rule.
Masonry & Façade Restoration
A case where patching was perfect.
Repairing Terra-Cotta Surfaces
More advice on how to repair this most fabulous of materials.
Saved from the Fall
The original chimneys at the venerable Montauk Club House in Brooklyn, NY, were restored just in time.
Specialty Brick & Mortars: Clinkers & Romans
Natural hues and unusual shapes are the order of yesterday.
Terra Cotta: Terra Nova
Check it out--carefully--before trying to repair terra-cotta.
The Art of Handmade Brick
You've got to hand it to them: One company is bringing hand-molded brick back to life.
Tips from a Custom Carver
A noted stone carver offers advice for designers and architects working with custom carvers.
Working with a Stone Carver
Stony disposition: how to work with a stone carver.
Working with Historic Brick
Four options are available for repairing damage on historic brick structures.