TFG Events & Workshops

TTRAG Open Conference & APT-DVC Symposium


Speakers

Featured Speakers

Lindsay Cook

Lindsay Cook

Penn State University, Ph.D.

Lindsay Cook is Assistant Teaching Professor of Architectural History in the Department of Art History at Penn State University. An architectural historian, medievalist, digital humanist, translator, and digital preservation advocate, her current research addresses architectural and artistic responses to the Gothic cathedral Notre-Dame of Paris and digital and material approaches to the valorization, conservation, and restoration of cultural heritage. She is the translator of Notre Dame Cathedral: Nine Centuries of History (Penn State, 2020), and her writing about the history of Notre-Dame has recently appeared in the journals Future Anterior and Different Visions and the edited volume The Analysis of Gothic Architecture (Brill, 2023).

Presentation

Saturday, May 18th

Ben Brungraber, Ph.D., P.E.

Ben Brungraber, Ph.D., P.E.

Fire Tower Engineered Timber, Co-Founder

Ben Brungraber has somehow dedicated his career to new and old heavy timber structures, often connected with traditional methods. Five years of post-graduate study in the field, a year spent repairing covered bridges, and a couple years teaching at the university level... read more

ftet.com

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Rudy Christian

Rudy Christian

Christian & Son, Inc., President

Rudy R. Christian is a founding member and past president of the Timber Framers Guild, founding member and past president of Friends of Ohio Barns, founding member and past Executive Director of the Preservation Trades Network, and founding member of the Traditional... read more

christianandson.com

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Janet Kane, P.E.

Janet Kane, P.E.

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Jan Lewandoski

Jan Lewandoski

Jan Lewandoski is timber framer and preservationist living in Northern Vermont. He and his crew specialize in the restoration of wooden bridges, church trusses and steeples, and other historic heavy timber, and have done so for over 40 years. He devoted much... read more

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Edmund Meade

Edmund Meade

Silman, Principal & Director of Preservation

Edmund P. Meade has managed many large structural preservation projects ranging from the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to the evaluation of the Bennington Monument. Mr. Meade has worked on projects focusing on the preservation, stabilization, and/ or... read more

www.tylin.com/silman

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Rick Ortega

Rick Ortega

Ortega Consulting, Principal

Richard I. Ortega is a structural engineer and architect with more than 40 years of experience in historic preservation as a structural engineer, architect, and architectural conservator. He started his career as a cultural resources specialist for the National Park Service... read more

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Arron Sturgis

Arron Sturgis

Preservation Timber Framing, Founder

Born and raised in Keene NH, Arron attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated in 1983 with a degree in Psychology. Arron began his career of historic preservation in 1987. In 1992, Arron created Preservation Timber Framing, a traditional timber... read more

Presentation

Sunday, May 19th

Ron Anthony

Ron Anthony

Anthony & Associates, Inc., President & Wood Scientist

Ron Anthony, President and Wood Scientist for Anthony & Associates, received an M.S. in Wood Science and Technology from Colorado State University. He has focused on evaluating the performance of wood in historic structures and conducting forensic investigations. He has authored more... read more

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Ron Knapp

Ron Knapp

Ron Knapp, born in Pennsylvania, educated in Florida and Pennsylvania, and living in New York State for more than half a century, taught at the State University of New York, New Paltz, from 1968 to 2001. As a specialist in Historical/Cultural Geography,... read more

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Terry Miller

Terry Miller

Terry Miller, born and raised in Dover, Ohio, acquired his interest in covered bridges from his father, Max Miller, who began photographing covered bridges in 1953, taking his 8-year-old son along. Since then, he has documented over one thousand bridges in North... read more

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