Speaker Date Topic
Ward Bucher, AIA Dec 02, 2020 7:30 AM
Preserving History: Benefits of Historic Tax Credits
Preserving History: Benefits of Historic Tax Credits

W. Ward Bucher, AIA, has built a career designing and preserving spaces people love. Ward is a registered architect in DC, Maryland and Virginia and has extensive experience in historic, new and green building design.

Ward has been the principal architect on numerous restoration and adaptive reuse projects for nonprofits, museums, offices, retail, and multifamily housing. With over 46 years of experience as a registered architect, he has worked with buildings at all levels of historic designation, from local to National Historic Landmarks. Ward meets the Professional Qualifications for Architecture, Historic Architecture and Architectural History under the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines.


  • Baltimore Neighborhood Center (Belnord Theatre), Phoenix Award, Preservation Maryland
  • Menokin Project,  Best of Design Award, Architect's Newspaper
  • USGBC-MD: Altruistic Project of the Year, McCormick Goodhart Mansion
  • AIA VA Society: Historic Preservation Design Excellence Award of Honor, McCormick Goodhart Mansion
  • NH & RA: J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation, Most Innovative Adaptive Re-Use, McCormick Goodhart Mansion
  • PG County Historical Society St. George’s Day Award: Award      for Restoration, McCormick Goodhart Mansion
  • AIA DC Chapter: Historic Resources Merit Award, Bowieville Mansion
  • Talbot Historical Society: Annual Heritage Award, 202 East Dover Street
  • AIA DC Chapter: Historic Resources Merit Award, Downes Curtis Sail Loft Restoration
  • Talbot Historical Society: Special Merit Award, Downes Curtis Sail Loft
  • Lewes Historical Society: New Construction Award, Purple Haze Project
Maestro Stephen Czarkowski Dec 09, 2020 7:30 AM
The Sonor of Music: From the heart of a Conductor
The Sonor of Music: From the heart of a Conductor

Maestro Stephen Czarkowski is in his eleventh season as music director and conductor of The Apollo Orchestra, associate conductor of York Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of Opera Camerata. He has guest conducted Prince George’s Philharmonic, Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia, Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra, Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, Symphony of the Potomac, Washington Sinfonietta, Honolulu Symphony and Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Stephen has also guest conducted the National Symphony Orchestra through the National Conducting Institute under Leonard Slatkin. Stephen has worked with internationally esteemed soloists, including soprano Harolyn Blackwell, harpist Nancy Allen, violinist Cho-Liang Lin, trumpeter Chris Gekker, guitarist Ana Vidovic and cellists Carter Brey, Jerry Grossman and Amit Peled. He is director of strings at Norwood School (fifth year), where his orchestra received a superior rating in festival; music director and conductor of Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra; music director and conductor of The Symphonette at Landon School; and resident conductor and cello faculty at Luzerne Music Center. Stephen was a soloist with Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major and performed Bach’s Cello Suites at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, West Virginia. He was a special guest artist at the Library of Congress, the White House and in concerts honoring Pope Francis and President Obama. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Catholic University of America and Mannes College of Music at The New School. Mr. Czarkowski was elected onto the Board of Directors of the Conductors Guild and the New School Alumni Council. www.stephenczarkowski.com