As president of Christian & Son, Inc. Rudy R. Christian is fulfilling a lifelong dream of contributing both to the conservation of our built heritage and to the conservation of our cultural heritage as well.
By being involved in creating non-profit organizations that have an educational mandate he has been an important part of changing how conservation is seen and done. He is a founding member and past president of the Timber Framers Guild, founding member and past president of Friends of Ohio Barns, founding member and Executive Director of the Preservation Trades Network and is a founding member of the Traditional Timberframe Research and Advisory Group and the International Trades Education Initiative.
Rudy's published work includes an article entitled "Conservation of Historic Building Trades; A Timber Framer's View" which was published in the APT Bulletin, vol. XXXIII, No1 and his recent collaborative work with author Allen Noble entitled "The Barn; A Symbol of Ohio" has been published on the internet. He has also written numerous articles for the quarterly Timber Framing and authored the booklet "Old Ways of Measuring".
Rudy contributes to a trades-oriented blog at Traditional Building Magazine. For the latest entries, follow the link below.
News articles featuring projects Rudy has been involved in:
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