Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas.

REAL PLACES 2019: A Passion For Craft

Lunch and General Session

Day/Time: Friday, January 18, 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Location: Capitol Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Speakers: Brent Hull, Hull Historical

In this informative and inspiring closing session, nationally recognized craftsman, preservationist, author, and television personality Brent Hull will share his passion for craftsmanship, how to recognize it, and why it matters. On a mission to save America’s architectural history one project at a time, Hull sees craftsmanship in building as an art that is almost lost. In this session, he will explain how we can and must relearn it.

Members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) can earn continuing education credits for this activity (or many activities at this event). Texas Society of Architects (TxA) is the provider of record. When Learning Units (LU) and health, safety, and welfare (HSW) credits are available for AIA-approved courses, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AIA’s continuing education program can be found at and



Brent Hull, owner and president of Hull Historical, is a nationally recognized authority on historic design, architecturally correct moldings, and millwork. Trained in the art of museum-quality preservation at the prestigious North Bennett Street School in Boston, he returned to his home state and started Hull Historical in his brother’s garage. With over 25 years of experience, he has worked on more than 500 historic properties, including numerous courthouses and public buildings, and has designed lines of molding that are sold across the country. Hull serves as president of the Texas chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. He is the author of Traditional American Rooms, Historic Millwork, and Building a Timeless House in an Instant Age, and was the host of the History Channel’s documentary series, “Lone Star Restoration.” He was recently named one of the 100 most creative people in the U.S. by Country Living magazine.