Rudy R. Christian


As owner 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 past 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 has written numerous articles for the quarterly "Timber Framing" and authored the booklet "Old Ways of Measuring".

In November 2000 the Preservation Trades Network awarded Rudy the Askins Achievement Award, for excellence in the field of historic preservation.