Oak City Preservation Alliance (OCPA) will be hosting the 2016 Traditional Architecture Gathering in downtown Raleigh October 13 through 16. The conference will be held at the First Presbyterian Church. While the conference is for members only, there will be a public presentation and open discussion on Friday, October 14, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. There is no charge for the public presentation, but please register in advance so that seating is assured.
Speakers will be Dan Morales, a practicing architect and urban planner in the Washington, D.C. area, will present a program entitles "A Gift to the Street: How to speak about the importance of Architectural Beauty". Tom Low,architect and urban planner, is the founder of Civic by Design, a forum of urban planning held regularly in Charlotte. He will be discussing Southside, a planned community in the downtown area. Presentations will be followed by open discussion.
OCPA is a non-profit group whose goal is the preservation and restoration of historic structures and sites. Traditional Architecture (TRADARCH) is an international cooperative which promotes the theory and practice of traditional architecture.
Both groups have in common many interests and values. Both understand the importance of heritage and community to quality of life. Both encourage the practice of traditional building methods and materials with the goal of quality, good design, longevity and continuity, leading to stronger and more enjoyable and beautiful communities.
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