james crawford

 CPA’s 22nd annual Fall Forum Luncheon will be  on Friday, October 27 at noon at the Hall of Mirrors at the Hilton Netherland  Plaza Hotel.      

This year, CPA is pleased to bring James Crawford, author of Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History’s Greatest Buildings of Edinburgh, Scotland, to Cincinnati.  


Buildings are just like us. They can be born into wealth or poverty; enjoying every privilege or struggling to make ends meet. They have parents – gods, kings, emperors, governments, visionaries and madmen – and friends and enemies. They have jobs, duties and responsibilities. They can endure crises of faith and purpose. They can succeed and fail. They can live. And they can die.

Moving from the very beginnings of civilization, right up to the digital horizons of cyberspace, Jamie Crawford pieces together the biographies of twenty of the world’s most fascinating lost and ruined structures. The lives of these buildings are packed with drama and intrigue – soap operas combining war and religion, politics and art, love and betrayal, catastrophe and hope. They are also the stage for a startling array of characters – including Gilgamesh, the Cretan Minotaur, Agamemnon, Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, Henry VIII, Catherine the Great, Adolf Hitler and even Bruce Springsteen.

Travelling from the deserts of Iraq, the banks of the Nile, the grasslands of the Mongolian steppes and the cloud forests of Peru, to the great cities of Jerusalem, Istanbul, Paris, Rome, London and New York, Fallen Glory is a unique, globetrotting guide to a world of vanished architecture. And, by picking through the fragments of our past, it asks what history’s scattered ruins can tell us about our own future.

 Thank you to our generous sponsors to date!

(there is still time to join this group)


Lisa Sauer & Jon Moeller


Martin & Maribeth Rahe


Architects Plus

Grandin Properties

Health Carousel

Thomas R. Schiff


Hicon, Inc.

Mellott & Mellott  P.L.L.

Urban Sites


1919 Investment Counsel

AIA Cincinnati

glaserworks:  Architecture & Urban Design

Jeckering & Schneider Architects

RWA Architects, Inc.

Towne Properties

US Bank Private Wealth Management

Non Profit:

AIA Cincinnati

Art Academy of Cincinnati