Buffalo was the 6th largest port in the world in 1906. By 1951, it was the 11th largest industrial center in the country, the largest inland water port, the 2nd largest railroad center, and the 15th largest city in the country. It was literally and physically one of the most important points of departure on the continent.
Members will appreciate the renaissance fueled by the adaptive reuse of historic buildings and three workshops, terra cotta, windows, and non-destructive evaluation, will provide great options to learn, engage and share insight.
Over the course of four days, preservationists, planners, crafts-people, architects, engineers, and educators will gather to discuss cutting-edge approaches to renewing and preserving our heritage places and share ideas and best practices through paper sessions and keynote presentations.
In addition, participants can attend field sessions, workshops, networking events, and the special symposium, “The Next Fifty”. And as APT celebrates 50 years, we have planned a special event celebrating our heritage and our future together, at the “Canada Day” celebration in Niagara On The Lake.
Since the 1986 inception of the Student Scholarships Program, students from across the world have played an important role in APT Conferences . Their student presentations have become of great interest to Conference participants.
Through the Student Scholarships Program, students from all areas of study in the field of historic preservation/conservation submit abstracts that illustrate research or a project that they have developed to address an aspect of preservation/conservation technology. Scholarship recipient selection is based on the quality of a submitted abstract; how well the concepts demonstrate excellence in the student’s area of study; a personal statement; and, the appropriateness of the subject to the Conference theme. APT will select students to receive an APT Buffalo Niagara Conference registration and a complimentary one-year APT membership. Each APT Student Scholar will be invited to give an oral presentation during one of the Conference paper sessions.
One student will also be awarded the Martin Weaver Student Scholarship for research. Martin Edward Weaver (1938-2004) was a well-known senior research scholar and adjunct associate professor of historic preservation at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation from 1991 to 2003. He was also a member of the APT College of Fellows. He was an expert in the conservation of wood-based architectural materials and helped develop the scientific field of architectural conservation both in the United States and internationally.
APT has helped to support over 319 students since 1985. Please consider an online donation to help young preservationists experience the invaluable educational and networking opportunities available at the APT annual conference.
2018 Student Scholars
Allison Arlotta, Columbia University Ethan Boote, Columbia University Maanvi Chawla, University of Florida (2018 Martin Weaver Scholarship Recipient) Ashley Danielson, Ball State University Brittany Foley, Tulane University Nicole Frank, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Michael Gutland, Carleton University Katherine Hill, The University of Texas at Austin Manogna Kavuru, Texas A&M University Lori Martin, The University of Texas at Austin Tina McCarthy, Boston Architectural College Evan Oskierko-Jeznacki, University of Pennsylvania Micaela Skoknic Dockendorff, Pratt Center for Community Development Hajo Spaethe, University of Alberta (Canada) & University of Freiburg (Germany) Sara Stratte, University of Pennsylvania
College of Fellows
Each year at the conference, APT inducts the newest members to the College of Fellows. The College of Fellows fulfills a variety of salient functions within APT. Overall, the college advises the Board of Directors on issues regarding the advancement of philosophy and practice of preservation technology. Members of the college serve on committees or in other capacities, as needed.
The College of Fellows honors those APT members who have provided valuable services to the preservation field and to APT.
Preservation Engineering is the field dedicated to conserving historic buildings and requires a knowledge of historic materials and building methods, not covered in the average university courses. During the APT annual conference the Preservation Engineering Technical Committee holds an Engineering Design-Build Competition for students interested in historic buildings. Teams of up to 6 people will face real-word engineering problems, with architectural and restoration issues that are not seen elsewhere. Teams are rewarded for their ability to address spatial limitations, material properties, construction processes, aesthetics, budget and project management challenges.
Getty Foundation Travel Grant
APT is pleased to announce that for the twelfth year in a row, The Getty Foundation will support the APT annual conference. Grants allow preservation professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean to share their knowledge and build their networks of fellow preservationists from around the world. Deadline to submit for the travel grant is July 1, 2018. For additional details contact firstname.lastname@example.org.