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Wentworth Villa (1863), site of the Conference’s Paper Sessions on June 17.

The Marion Dean Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historian’s 2017 conference program has been completed!  The program and registration information are available here.  Note that in the program all the underlined references in blue are weblinks.  You can click them for further details.  To register online with Eventbrite click here.

This year’s conference will be in Victoria, BC.  Inspired by a variety of anniversary celebrations being held in Canada, the conference theme is “Commemorations.”  The conference will begin with a walking tour on Friday, June 16, and end with a boat tour on Sunday, June 18.  In between will be a reception, more touring, a banquet, and of course, paper presentations.  All is described in the conference program.

The key dates are as follows:

May 30, 2017 – Registration deadline without a late fee
June 10, 2017 – Deadline for off-site registration
June 16-18, 2017 – Conference in Victoria

Updates and further information can be found on the SAH MDR website at:



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Parliament Buildings, Photo copyright Michael Foort.

Parliament Buildings, photo copyright Michael Foort.

In preparation for the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians conference in 2017, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Union Club of British Columbia.  The conference will be held in Victoria, June 16-18, 2017.  The discounted block of rooms is limited, so we wanted to get the news out early to help you with your summer planning.

The Union Club will also serve as the site of our Saturday banquet.  It is a great place to immerse oneself in historic Victoria!  A PDF with more information on the special room rates is available here or at the SAH/MDR website at http://www.sahmdr.org/conference.html.

For more on the Union Club visit their website at http://www.unionclub.com/About-The-Club.aspx

The conference theme and program are coming together and more details will be available soon!

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Victoria!

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You’ve got to hurry a bit, but there’s still time to make it to the 2012 AIAS West Quad Conference in Spokane, hosted by the Washington State University Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students, happening from March 29 through April 1.  The theme of the Meeting is “Preserving Identities,”  and to crib a bit from the official website:

Between the hustle and bustle  of a place are the elements that define it: character…culture… environment…and  architecture.  These elements coalesce to  give a place (a city) its identity.

As  cities grow and transform, cultures evolve, community needs change, and buildings  may become obsolete.  Is it possible to  bring all of it along and leave nothing behind?   Can new life be breathed into old buildings about to fade away?  Can cultural memories become interwoven into  the identity of a place moving forward?

The Spring 2012 AIAS West  Quad Conference, “Preserving Identities,” will establish an educational  dialogue on historic preservation and adaptive re-use issues ranging from  design to construction to ownership.  It will  examine preservation and adaptive re-use as a sustainable way leading into  the future and also explore the preservation and  embodiment of present day cultures and identities of local communities into  future works of architecture.

For more information and registration go to http://www.spokane2012.com/about.html

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