2019 AIA Taliesin Colloquium


This year’s colloquium will focus on historic structure reports and how technology is impacting those reports. A historic structure report provides documentary, graphic, and physical information about a property's history and existing condition. Broadly recognized as an effective part of preservation planning, a historic structure report also addresses management or owner goals for the use or re-use of the property. It provides a thoughtfully considered argument for selecting the most appropriate approach to treatment, prior to the commencement of work, and outlines a scope of recommended work. Finally, it records the findings of research and investigation, as well as the processes of physical work, for future researchers.

The AIA Taliesin Colloquium at Taliesin West is sponsored and hosted by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation for the AIA Historic Resources Committee.


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Featured speaker: Carl Elefante, FAIA, 2018 AIA President

Aaron Betsky, Dean, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

Michael Bjornberg, FAIA, HRC Chair Emeritus

Brian Hogg, Preservation Planner, University of Virginia

Katie Horak, Principal, Architectural resources Group

Frank G. Matero, Chair, The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania

Fred Prozzillo, Vice President of Preservation, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Deborah Slaton, Principal, Wiss Janney Elstner

Alyson Steele, AIA, Principal, Quinn Evans Architects

Steve Venker, Historic Preservation Officer, City of Scottsdale

Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, Chairman, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Royce Yeater, Board Member, Jeffris Family Foundation


For questions or assistance contact (202) 626 7556.

Event Fees


  • Early (ends December 14): $300
  • Late (after December 14): $400


  • Early (ends December 14): $400
  • Late (after December 14): $500


  • Student rate: $50 (please email proof of enrollment to in order to receive code for discount)
  • Student scholarship: Awardees will have registration fees waived and receive a travel stipend. Applications due December 16. Learn more >


Friday, January 18, 2019.

Cancellation Policy

Please fax your cancellation requests to (202) 639-7556 or email no later than Friday, January 18.


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Special needs: AIA is committed to making meetings and conferences accessible to all to the degree  reasonably possible. Please notify us at the time of registration if you have special accessibility needs or specific dietary requirements.  Contact Angel Ward at or via phone at (202) 626-7556 if special arrangements are required.


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