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2013 AIA/HRC Taliesin Colloquium
Date: October 18 — 19, 2013
Location: Taliesin West - Scottsdale, AZ

Meeting Location

Taliesin West

12345 N. Taliesin Drive

Scottsdale, AZ, 85258



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Event Summary

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


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 abstract metaphors? How do we interpret the National Park Service’s regulatory standards? These questions are debated in academia and the press, but seldom discussed among architects and their colleagues.


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, in a beautiful natural setting. In addition to the announced speakers, there may be an additional panelist for the Saturday program, and keynote speaker for the Friday evening opening session. This is a personal gathering in a relaxed atmosphere, and a forum for learning, expressing opinions, and for information that you can use in practice.


The Colloquium leaders will include Frederick B. Fisher, FAAR, Vincent Michael, Ph.D., and Brian Goeken, AICP. 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 Division 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 after lunch on Saturday afternoon before the panel wraps up the colloquium. The Saturday program will conclude with refreshments and an evening tour of Taliesin West.


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Attendees are responsible for booking their own travel to and from Scottsdale.


Cancellation Policy

Please fax or email your changes or cancellation requests to (202) 639-7624 or email to register@aia.org no later than Friday, October 4, 2013.  A $50.00 cancellation fee will apply to all cancellations.  No refunds will be issued after the cancellation deadline.


Special Needs

The AIA is committed to making meetings and conferences accessible to all to the degree reasonably possible.  Please notify us at the time of registration if you have special accessibility needs or specific dietary requirements.  Contact Wendy Janowski at wendyjanowski@aia.org or via phone at (202) 626-7598 if special arrangements are required.


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