Date: Friday, August 24th from 9:00am - 10:00am
Session Code: MKT1
Presented by: Hull Historical
Speaker: Brent Hull, Owner and President: Hull Historical
High-end architectural millwork is a lost art. Knowing how to hand-carve and understanding how to craft things by hand is a niche approach to building in a world of CNC components. This class will reveal to you what the top high-end architectural millwork providers are doing and building. Then discuss how to thrive in today’s world of CNC machinery, software programs, and automation.
Brent is also the author of three books, Traditional American Rooms – celebrating style, craftsmanship and historic woodwork with a forward by Barbra Streisand, and Historic Millwork – a guide to restoring and recreating doors, windows and moldings from the late 19th Century to the early 20th Century. His most recent book is Building a Timeless House in an Instant Age written to help builders and homeowners build authentic and beautiful houses. He is the recipient of four John Staub Awards for classical architecture in craftsmanship and historic restoration.
A lifelong passion with a commitment to the design of architectural millwork where every design is handcrafted with emphasis on historical accuracy, led Brent to share his knowledge and educate others. A dynamic and popular speaker, Brent draws enthusiastic audiences of architects, designers and homebuilders to his keynote addresses and presentations. Much of Brent’s research is gathered from an astounding wealth of knowledge from books in a personal library of over 2000 historic and trade pattern volumes.
Among his achievements, Brent designed an award-winning line of moldings for Windsor Mill in California, and the Kuiken Brothers enlisted his help in designing 65 American molding profiles voted the The Top 100 Best New Products 2011 by This Old House Magazine. His work and writings have been featured in numerous publications, interior design books and blogs.