Tradition and Preservation


Modern historic preservation is a product of modernism and
looks on traditional buildings as relics of the past. It often
prohibits both contemporary traditional design and contextual
building. Yet, in the 21st century, traditional architecture
and urbanism is thriving. Traditional designers approach traditional
buildings and neighborhoods—and their preservation
and continued life—differently than most preservationists.
This session will discuss traditional design as a living tradition
and consider the implications of that for contemporary
architecture, urbanism, and preservation.