Our March Program: “Old Houses, New Tricks”

Hinkel Design Group building in BristolThe Women’s Forum of Litchfield welcomes all to what promises to be a lively and informative program entitled “Old Houses, New Tricks” that will be held at the Litchfield Community Center at 421 Bantam Road in Litchfield on Thursday, March 1, beginning at 2:30pm.

James Crisp of Crisp Architects, Patrick Walker and Elizabeth Demetriades of Demetriades + Walker and Paul Hinkel of Hinkel Design Group will discuss the challenges of renovating historic houses and buildings, adhering to preservation rules as well as satisfying new owners without sacrificing creativity.

James Crisp AIA has been an architect for well over twenty years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In 2007, Taunton Press published On the Porch by James Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

Demetriades + Walker is located in the Northwest hills of Connecticut. Their focus is primarily residential, spirited by an innovative approach to modernism and site integration. Elizabeth Demetriades AIA, LEED AP, majored in Architecture as an undergraduate at Yale University and received her Master of Architecture from Columbia Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. She has partnered with Patrick Walker AIA since 1996. Patrick Walker received his Professional Degree in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and his Master of Architecture from Yale University School of Architecture.

Paul Hinkel AIA, is the principal/owner of the Hinkel Design Group which specializes in high-end residential projects including new construction, renovations, additions and historic preservation. The Walter Ingraham House, built in 1892, is a particularly elaborate high-style Queen Anne structure. Located in Bristol’s Federal Hill Historic District, it is now the home of Hinkel Design Group.

The event will be open to non-Forum members with a $10 fee at the door, which includes a High Tea reception. The contacts for more information are 860-567-3966 and info@womensforumoflitchfield.org.

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