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 epsp@aptdc.org if you are interested in being an application judge or have any other questions about the application process.

The 2017 sponsorship provides 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

  • Applicant must be a current individual member of APT DC
  • Applicant must provide proof of graduation. Application date must be withing 5 years of the date on graduation document. 
  • Applicant must be currently working in preservation-related field in MD, VA, or DC. 
  • Provide Current CV or Resume 
  • Complete and sign the Application Form
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendation Letter 

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 are due July 16, 2017


2017 EPSP Announcement

2017 EPSP Online Application

Click here to learn more about APTI's 2017 Symposium Capitalizing on Heritage.

Click here to learn more about IPTN's 2017 Workshop Makin' It By Hand. 



Lindsay McCook

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

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. 



2016 Lindsay McCook, Kara Johnston, and Charlotte Daum

2015 Katie Hummelt and Allie Terpeluk (both to APTI)

2014 Jennie Gwin (APTI) and Mary Catherine Collins (PTN)

2013 Nakita Reed (APTI) and Madeline Clites (PTN)


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