Emerging Professional Sponsorship Program
The Washington DC Chapter of The Association for Preservation Technology (APT DC) supports emerging professionals specializing in historic preservation as part of its mission. Sponsorships include the cost of a full conference registration and a travel stipend (amount to be determined). All other expenses are the responsibility of the selected individual. Eligible persons include those who have completed an undergraduate or graduate school degree, or other certified training program, within the past 5 years, in a preservation related career field, and are currently working in that field (evidence documents required with application). All applicants must be APT DC members in good standing. Please contact the Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being an application judge or have any other questions about the application process.
The 2017 sponsorship provided a stipend for two, active APT DC members who are recent graduates to attend either the annual APTI conference, Capitalizing on Heritage in Ottawa, or IPTN workshop, Makin' It By Hand, in Detroit.
The successful applicant(s) will be expected to provide within 30 days of event an illustrated article (approximately 500 words and 3 captioned images) discussing the applicants impressions of the event for use by APTDC in the Chapter Newsletter, or other venue, see Statement of Commitment on Application Form.
Applications for 2018 will be posted in Spring/Summer 2018.
2017 EPSP WINNERS
Moira Nadal is a manager in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Easement Program in Washington, D.C. She monitors a portfolio of properties protected through perpetual easements across the United States. Moira studied at Bryn Mawr College in the Growth and Structure of Cities program and completed a Master of Science in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania. Thanks to the APT-DC Emerging Professionals Scholarship for 2017, Moira attended the APT-National Trust of Canada joint conference in Ottawa. There she sat in on bilingual sessions where she learned about the ongoing restoration of the Parliament of Canada, First Nations architecture, and the true urgency to push for energy efficiency in buildings. It was also valuable for her to be able to ask demonstrators about products and methods that have been proposed for easement properties, and to see samples first-hand. Moira is glad to have had this opportunity, and looks forward to becoming more involved with the APT-DC chapter’s events programming.
Naomi Doddington is a Project Engineer for Consigli Construction Company. She holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation degree from the joint Clemson University/College of Charleston graduate program in Charleston, SC. Naomi has been co-chair of APT DC's events committee since January 2017. Attending the International Preservation Trades Workshop in Detroit was a fantastic experience. Meeting so many tradespeople with decades of experience in the field, listening to their presentations, and talking with them in more casual surroundings, was a wonderful learning and sharing environment. Naomi's favorite presentation was the scagliola workshop with David Hayles. David is such a character and how can you not love a chance to play with globs of plaster? Outside the workshops, Naomi was able to have a number of conversations with different people about the future of trades training and how bringing the vast opportunities of working in the trades to young people who are unaware of them can join our love of preserving the past with our responsibility to our fellow person.
2016 EPSP WINNERS
Lindsay McCook is a licensed Architect at GWWO, Inc./Architects in Baltimore, Maryland where she enjoys working on preservation projects ranging from rehabilitations to modern additions to historic properties. Lindsay was thrilled to attend the 2016 APT Conference in San Antonio as an emerging professional. Highlights included attending a field session on comparisons between the frescoes at the Alamo and the Mission Concepción, a tour of various buildings around San Antonio employing innovative concrete techniques, and lectures on both the teak window wall conservation project at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and insulation materials for traditional historic buildings. Many of the lectures, discussion topics, and field sessions were relevant to her daily professional work, and she left the conference feeling invigorated, inspired, and a little more knowledgeable! Thanks again for the generous support provided by APT DC's members.
Kara Johnston is an architectural associate and trained historic preservationist at Davis Buckley Architects and Planners (DBA). She enjoys a range of architectural and historic preservation expertise ranging from early colonial to post-war architecture. Kara studied at the l’Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles (ENSA-V), received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and recently graduated with a Master of Architecture and a Master of Historic Preservation from the University of Maryland College Park where she earned the Faculty Award for Academic Achievement. Kara was awarded the Emerging Professional Scholarship for 2016 and attended the APT Conference in San Antonio, which has sparked her interest in getting more involved in APT-DC. She currently serves on the APT DC Board of directors.