Education · Research

New Research from Utah Valley University Explores Classical and Traditional Building, Architecture, and Urbanism

Utah Valley University Architecture students are sharing the results of their research at the 15th annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR). According to Utah Valley University, “the UCUR conference aims at improving undergraduate education by providing opportunities to students that recognizes their exemplary scholarship. Several upper division undergraduate students from Utah Valley University’s architecture program were among those selected to present their work at the conference.”

Eleven UVU architecture students presented at UCUR 2021. Enrolled in ARC 4520 – an advanced course on architectural theory – the students are mentees of professor Brandon Ro, AIA while. Their projects were required to show the students’ ability to research some aspect of architectural theory and its relationship to contemporary practice. Their chosen research topics ranged from aesthetics to typology and contextual design. Given the dearth of research into contemporary traditional and classical building craft, architectural design, and urban design, Professor Ro and his students’ work is welcome.

Here below is a list and links to their research projects:

UVU Architecture Student Research Projects

For more information about the UVU architecture student research projects, visit the links below:

For more information, please refer to the press release from UVU. INTBAU USA will add this research to each relevant topic on our research resource page as time allows.

Conferences · Education · Online · Programs

Virtual Traditional Building Conference

INTBAU USA is pleased to share news of the November 9 – 12, 2020 Traditional Building Conference Series, fully online for your convenience.

The Traditional Building Conference team has built a virtual conference hall worthy of our typical historic venues. This is more than just a webinar. Through live video conferencing with speakers, networking chat rooms, and interactive sponsor booths, we are bringing the community and resources of our in-person conferences to a computer near you. View the Full Conference Schedule here.

This version of our Materials and Methods education line-up will feature 10 one-hour seminars with video demonstrations, question and answer sessions, and virtual interaction with peers, speakers, and sponsors. All in, attendees can earn over 25 AIA CEUs this year by engaging with our virtual events, which, as always, are focused on proven best practices and techniques in the traditional building space—including all historic-building types. 

If you are new to virtual conferences, visit our “What to Expect & FAQs” page for an idea of how the conference will work. 

Seminars will include:

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

View the Full Conference Schedule here.

Register for the Virtual Conference Today!

Note that the Traditional Building Conference Series is a registered provider of AIA continuing education credits. Credits for NARI, AIBD, and certain NAHB classifications can be arranged.


Education, Practice, Craft

INTBAU is hosting a lunchtime talk with INTBAU USA founding board member and ICTP member, Ethan Anthony, and woodcarver and IYP member, Sarah Goss, entitled Education, Practice, Craft.

For this next session in INTBAU’s Summer Series of online talks, Ethan will be focusing on the use of traditional craftsmanship and more specifically, woodcarving, in his projects. Ethan will be joined by UK based INTBAU practitioner and woodcarver, Sarah Goss, to discuss the challenges of incorporating these traditional crafts into contemporary design, with reference to the tools, techniques and educational initiatives integral to the preservation of these practical skills. Ethan Anthony is an American architect, author, academic, and is widely recognised as a leading figure in the design of the new Traditional American church architecture.

Register here

July 29, 2020

5:30pm – BST (British Summer Time), 12:30pm EST