Notre-dame de paris

Notre-Dame de Paris Truss project: Day of demonstrations and presentations

Join the Handshouse Studio for hands-on demonstrations and visual presentations of Notre-Dame de Paris’ wooden roof structure, its history, and how it was made.

Agenda for the closing gala of the exhibition3-5 p.m. Open demonstrations

Learn about the tools, methods and materials that would have been used to build this medieval architectural icon.

4:00 p.m. Demonstration of raising hands

We will do a hands-on demonstration of traditional timber framing techniques. Come hold on to the ropes and participate in the erection of a trellis!

5:00 p.m. Presentation: The Notre-Dame de Paris Truss project

Find out how Handshouse Studio brings its educational mission to the task of recovering heritage lost in the 2019 fire. Plus, get a preview of the documentary film trailer about the project.

Expert guests include:

Rick and Laura Brown, Co-Founders, Handshouse Studio

Lindsay S. Cook, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Art History, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Tonya Ohnstad, Assistant Professor, Architecture, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Lorenzo DeAlmeida, Faculty, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Grigg Mullen Jr. Civil Engineer, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA

Mez Welch and Ross Beebe, Traditional Carpenters, Rockbridge Timber Frames, Lexington, VA

Mary Brown, Executive Director, Handshouse Studio