Buildings & Landscapes
Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum
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VAF's 2014 conference is May 7-10, 2014. "Down Jersey: From Bayshore to Seashore" will focus on the vernacular architecture and landscapes of southern New Jersey, from ca. 1700 to 2000, including sites in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties. From the conference webpage,you can learn about the schedule and tour itineraries so you can research your tour selection before you are asked to identify the tours you want in the registration. There is information about a fun app you can download for the conference, and links to resources about Down Jersey for you to read on-line or seek out in your library.
The conference venue is the Stockton Seaview Resort Hotel, in Galloway Township, just inland from Atlantic City. This historic hotel is offering special rates to VAF attendees; CLICK HERE TO GET THE SPECIAL RATE.
We hope you will join us in “Down Jersey” for a wonderful tour of vernacular architecture “from Bayshore to the Seashore”! read more
2013 Award Winners Announced
At the VAF Annual Conference in Gaspé the following award winners were announced:
- Award for Advocacy: The Centre Cultural Le Griffon for restoration and conversion of the old cold storage warehouse at L'Anse-au-Griffon; and, the Cloutier Family for restoration, management and development of the former Robin general store at L'Anse-à-Beaufils, both in Gaspé-Percé, Quebec.
- Buchanan Award: The Pennsylvania Agricultural History Project and Sally McMurry, Project Coordinator.
- Bishir Prize: Alison K. Hoagland for "Introducing the Bathroom: Space and Change in Working-Class Houses" in Buildings & Landscapes 18:2.
- Glassie Awards: John Michael Vlach for lifetime achievement.
- Cummings Prize: Matthew Gordon Lasner for High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century (Yale University Press, 2012).
Congratulations to all!
What is Vernacular Architecture?
Vernacular architecture refers to ordinary buildings and landscapes. The VAF acknowledges that there have been and continue to be debates on defining "vernacular architecture." We'll be posting brief pieces on this topic in the coming months.