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Texas Chapter

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, February 28, 2021
    • Tuesday, November 02, 2021
    • TBD

    • Saturday, October 02, 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 03, 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Project Row Houses, 2521 Holman Street Houston, TX


    Event page:https://aiahouston.org/v/event-detail/Wood-Window-Workshop-2021/1k1/

    This exciting wood window workshop will be led by Bill Robinson,  a nationally recognized consultant, author, and trainer with over 30 years of residential construction experience. He specializes in issues of building performance, hazard damage assessment and repair, moisture intrusion, moisture leak detection and best-building practices. He spends most of his time training and consulting on efficient and effective ways to restore wood windows, so they are beautiful, functional and energy efficient. Attendees can choose to attend the “Basics Workshop” or the “MicroSkills Workshop”. Space is limited! 

    Basics Workshop (Saturday only): The workshop focuses on making windows operable, beginning with an introduction and demonstration on a double-hung window to explain the naming and function of various parts and the operation of a restored window sash. A discussion of working on homes built before 1978 and the lead hazards of working on these homes will start the session. Participants will  be shown how to free windows that are painted or caulked shut, how to remove a sash from the window frame, and what steps are necessary to make a plan to restore and reinstall the sash. These basics will introduce both tools and concepts necessary to disassemble, replace sash rope, reconnect the weights and reinstall a restored sash.

    Hands-On Workshop (Saturday and Sunday): In addition to attending the Basics Workshop on Saturday, participants will be introduced to the tools and techniques of durable window restoration on Sunday. These include proper tools and techniques to quickly strip sash of loose and flaky paint, how to identify necessary wood repairs, and to remove the glass with minimal breakage. Attendees will be shown how to safely cut glass, bed and reglaze a sash. Other detailed restoration methods including weather-stripping wood windows for improved comfort and energy efficiency will be shown as time allows.

    Registration is non-refundable but is transferable. Work clothes and closed-toe shoes are required. Safety equipment will be provided. Lunch is included with your registration fee.

    About Bill: Bill Robinson, based in New Orleans, provides training and consulting services in the hot/humid Gulf Coast area and beyond. Bill’s focus is on the building envelope, using building science concepts. He guides architects, contractors, and homeowners in proven practices for building and rebuilding durable, efficient, and healthy homes. Historic cities like New Orleans are notable for the architectural historic districts populated by old homes with wood windows. In consideration for the guidelines of historic districts that seek to avoid replacing old wood windows with new vinyl windows, Bill has worked with others to develop a set of details for weatherstripping and restoring existing wood windows. Bill’s previous company, 504 historic windows, provided weatherstripping and restoration to several homes and condos in the New Orleans area to great success and customer satisfaction. Bill now uses his time for training and consulting on efficient and effective ways to restore wood windows so they are beautiful, functional and energy efficient.

    About the Venue: Project Row Houses is a community platform that enriches lives through art with an emphasis on cultural identity and its impact on the urban landscape. We engage neighbors, artists, and enterprises in collective creative action to help materialize sustainable opportunities in marginalized communities.

    Project Row Houses occupies a significant footprint in Houston’s Historic Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-American neighborhoods. The site encompasses five city blocks and houses 39 structures that serve as home base to a variety of community enriching initiatives, art programs, and neighborhood development activities. PRH programs touch the lives of under resourced neighbors, young single mothers with the ambition of a better life for themselves and their children, small enterprises with the drive to take their businesses to the next level, and artists interested in using their talents to understand and enrich the lives of others. Although PRH’s African-American roots are planted deeply in Third Ward, the work of PRH extends far beyond the borders of a neighborhood in transition. The Project Row Houses model for art and social engagement applies not only to Houston, but also to diverse communities around the world.

    This workshop is being hosted by the AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee. During this workshop, the committee hopes to bring together architects, homeowners, contractors and community members to learn skills and promote the value of wood window restoration.

    7.0 AIA HSW Credits / Saturday

    7.0 AIA HSW Credits / Sunday

    2021 WWW Flyer.pdf

Past events

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 APT Texas Education and Research Grant Fund Presentations
Thursday, May 20, 2021 AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series w/Craig Garcia: Adaptive Reuse: Process and Perspective
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Curtain and Cavity Walls: Preservation and Technical Considerations
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Historic Paint Analysis and Colorways
Thursday, April 22, 2021 AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series w/Priya Jain: Spatializing the Immigrant Experience: Place(re)making by the South Asian Community in Houston
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Low-Tech Structural Interventions Guided by High-Tech Documentation
Thursday, March 18, 2021 AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series w/Margaret Culbertson: Houses by the Book
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Stone Preservation: Merging Traditional Approaches with Modern Technology
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Preservation Beyond Brick and Mortar: Managing Changes in Recent Past Modern American Synagogues
Thursday, February 18, 2021 AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series w/Fran Gale: Adventures in Preservation
Saturday, February 13, 2021 Texas A&M Center for Heritage Conservation Annual Historic Preservation Symposium: Difficult Campus Heritage
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 THC Real Places Conference
Thursday, January 21, 2021 AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series w/Miriam Kelly: TWA Hotel - Transforming the TWA Flight Center
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 Workshop on Historic Bridges
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 APT Texas Preservation Bingo Holiday Party
Thursday, November 19, 2020 APTi Materials Roundtable: Carbon Fiber Fabric and its Potential for Use in Conservation Treatments
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 SAH - APT Roundtable on the Structure of Skyscrapers in America
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 The Stabilization of Mission Concepcion's Masonry Dome
Thursday, October 01, 2020 APT and National Trust Joint 2020 Conference
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Evaluation of Terra Cotta Cladding Systems Webinar
Sunday, September 20, 2020 Texas Cemetery Restoration Workshop - 48 State Tour with Jonathan Appell of Atlas Preservation
Friday, September 18, 2020 San Antonio's 12th Annual Historic Homeowner Fair
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Preservation Dallas Summer Sizzler: Revisiting Apollo 11
Saturday, May 23, 2020 Cemetery Conservation Webinar
Saturday, May 09, 2020 2020 Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) Virtual Conference
Saturday, March 28, 2020 (POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020) Wood Window Workshop in Houston
Saturday, March 14, 2020 Donuts & DIY: Wood Window Basics and the Mechanical Makeover
Friday, March 06, 2020 APT TX Speaker Series: Wood Veneer Restoration
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 New Kid on the Block: Trials and Errors in Historic Masonry Construction
Friday, February 28, 2020 Joint East Texas Archaeology Confernce and Caddo Conference
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2020 Speaker Series: Aligning the Goals of Sustainable Design, Density and Historic Preservation
Friday, February 14, 2020 21st Annual CHC Symposium (Preservation in Practice) & APT Texas Annual Meeting 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020 Incorporating Infrared Thermography (IRT) in the Preservation Workflow
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Preservation Happy Hour
Friday, February 07, 2020 APT TX 2020 Speaker Series: Travis County Probate Courts Project Overview
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Wood Window Workshop & Certification Course
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Emancipation to Gentrification in Houston's Third Ward
Sunday, November 17, 2019 Wood Window Repair and Info Session
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 UTSA Speaker Series: William Dupont
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Resilient Retrofit: Historic Structures Stand the Test of Time
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Preservation Happy Hour
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Her Story: First Generation of Women Architects in Pre-State Israel
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Community Construction: The Making of an Horno and a Workshop Part 1
Saturday, September 21, 2019 11th Annual San Antonio Historic Homeowner Fair
Saturday, September 07, 2019 REHABARAMA 2019
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 ECI Members Present
Saturday, August 24, 2019 Donuts & DIY: Glazing Squared
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 Earthen Construction Initiative Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 USGBC South: Historic Preservation + LEED in King William
Tuesday, July 02, 2019 Earthen Construction Initiative Annual Meeting
Saturday, June 08, 2019 Bassett Farms Conservancy Open House and Historical Marker Dedication
Thursday, May 30, 2019 AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series w/Michael Kubo
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Preservation Month Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 APT Texas: Austin Speaker Series with Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series w/William Dupont, FAIA
Thursday, April 18, 2019 The UTSOA Student Historic Preservation Association & APT Texas Preservation Mixer
Thursday, March 21, 2019 AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series w/Shanon Shea Miller
Thursday, February 28, 2019 AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series w/Dwayne Jones
Friday, February 15, 2019 20th Annual CHC Historic Preservation Symposium and 2019 APT Texas Chapter Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series w/David Bucek
Saturday, November 10, 2018 Architectural Conservation of Vernacular Historic Resources in Texas
Thursday, November 01, 2018 Market Square Park Walking Tour (with Architect Kerry Goelzer)
Friday, October 26, 2018 Texas Archeological Society 2018 Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Power of Preservation PROMenade 2018
Saturday, October 06, 2018 Students Together Achieving Revitalization (S.T.A.R.)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 Historic Homeowner Fair
Friday, September 07, 2018 Restored By Light
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 2nd Annual Living Heritage Symposium
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 AIAH HRC & APTTX Joint Happy Hour
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Annual Student Historic Preservation Association Mixer 2018
Saturday, April 07, 2018 REHABARAMA
Sunday, March 11, 2018 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon with APT Texas at the Austin History Center
Monday, February 19, 2018 APT/AIA HRC Happy Hour
Friday, February 16, 2018 19th Annual CHC Historic Preservation Symposium and 2018 APT Texas Chapter Annual Meeting
Sunday, September 24, 2017 Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Training
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 St. Jude Chapel Mural Restoration Tour and Happy Hour
Friday, September 08, 2017 Restored By Light
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 Living Heritage Symposium
Saturday, August 26, 2017 San Antonio Historic Homeowner Fair
Friday, August 18, 2017 Wood Window Workshop and Certification Course
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Galveston Hurricane Tour
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Houston Region and AIA Houston's Historic Resources Committee Happy Hour
Thursday, April 27, 2017 InTown Outing to Casci Plaster Studio
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Preservation Professionals Mixer 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Mesa to Mountain: Preservation in the American West
Friday, March 03, 2017 18th Annual CHC Symposium and 2017 APT Texas Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Austin Region Happy Hour Meet & Greet
Sunday, October 30, 2016 APT Annual Conference
Friday, February 26, 2016 2016 CHC Symposium and APT Texas Meeting
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