Vernacular Architecture Forum
2010 Annual Conference
May 19-22, 2010 in Washington, DC
Wednesday, May 19th
VAF Board Meeting
Key Bridge Marriott, details TBA
The Evolution of a Federal Government Vernacular:
A Preservation Tour of GSA Sites
Round trip from Key Bridge Marriott, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, limited to 45 participants
Transportation by bus; lunch included.
Opening Reception and Program
Key Bridge Marriott, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Reception - Capital View Ballroom, 14th floor, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
The opening reception features panoramic views of the Potomac River and Washington, DC. Greet old friends and new while enjoying drinks and substantial hors d'oeuvres.
Program – Potomac Ballroom, 1st floor, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
- Welcome from David Maloney, DC SHPO
- VAF 30th Anniversary Retrospective, Carl Lounsbury
- Conference Keynote: "The Many Faces of Housing in Washington," Richard Longstreth
Dinner on your own
Thursday, May 20th
DC Regional Neighborhood Development
Round trip from Key Bridge Marriott, 8:00/9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Each tour has two buses, one each departing at 8:00 or 9:00 am. All tours include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with continental breakfast served at hotel prior to scheduled departure. Buses will start returning to the hotel at approximately 9:30 pm.
Tour 1: Langston Terrace, Washington, DC; Greenbelt, MD; Lunch at New Deal Café; Hammond Wood, Wheaton vicinity, MD; Rock Creek Woods, North Kensington, MD; New Mark Commons, Rockville, MD | read more
Tour 2: Hollin Hills, Fairfax County, VA; Fairlington, Arlington, VA; Box lunch at Fairlington Community Center; North Brentwood, MD; Clara Barton National Historic Site, Glen Echo, MD | read more
Tour 3: Colonial Village, Arlington, VA; Deanwood, Washington, DC; Belair at Bowie, MD; Box lunch at Belair Mansion; Greenbelt, MD | read more
All bus tours meet for dinner at Glen Echo | read more
Friday, May 21st
SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOURS:
Washington, DC Neighborhoods
Transportation on your own via Metro rail or bus, 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Morning and afternoon walking tours include interior access to selected sites. Registration includes evening reception at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. Meals on your own.
OUTDOOR EVENING RECEPTION – 5:30 - 7:30 pm
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Ninth St, NW and Constitution Ave, NW | read more
Dinner on your own
Saturday, May 22nd
Paper Sessions, Business Meeting, Book Exhibits
Key Bridge Marriott, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Optional box lunch available.
30th Anniversary Awards Banquet
Farmers & Fishers, 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Washington Harbour Complex (fountain level)
3000 K Street, NW, Georgetown
Transportation on your own. Walking encouraged (20 minute walk from hotel through Georgetown), but taxis readily available.
Sunday, May 23rd
POST-CONFERENCE BICYCLE TOUR:
Arlington to Old Town, Alexandria
Round trip from Key Bridge Marriott, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm, limited to 20 participants
Bike rental included; lunch on your own at suggested restaurants.