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THEGEOMETRICALDESIGNWORKS

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THEGEOMETRICALDESIGNWORKS  is Laurie Smith’s personal website, dedicated to geometrical learning. His research into practical geometry and its use in the design of historic buildings in England and Wales has been presented

through lectures and short courses for ~ 

  • Lincoln Cathedral Guides and Preservation Society
  • Lincoln Cathedral Maths and Technology Day (for Lincoln schools)
  • Oak Frame Training Forum (CF) Apprentices at Chelvey Court, Bristol
  • Carpenters’ Fellowship conferences at UK architectural museums
  • The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) and Vernacular Architecture Group (VAG) joint London Symposium

through design-build projects ~ 

In England for the UK Carpenters’ Fellowship (CF)

  • The Gardener’s Shelter, Cressing Temple, Essex – 2008

In America for the USA Timber Framers Guild (TFG)

  • The Dutch House, Bucksteep Manor, Massachusetts – 2009
  • The Open Air Class, Fort Collins, Colorado – 2010
  • Appleton Octagonal Pavilion, Knoxville, Illinois – 2014

in journals and books ~ 

  • Timber Framing Journal (TFG)
  • Chapter 1 Timber Framing Fundamentals (TFG)
  • The Mortice and Tenon (CF)
  • Essex Archaeology and History
  • The Montgomeryshire Collections
  • Vernacular Architecture
  • RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Conservation Journal
  • Chapter 2 Built from Below, British Architecture and the Vernacular
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