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The Southeast Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT SE) is a nonprofit educational association promoting the exchange of ideas and knowledge concerning the conservation of historic resources and the application of preservation technology. This interdisciplinary group is intended to serve the needs of preservation enthusiasts in the Southeast United States, including but not limited to, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since its inception, the chapter has maintained a rigorous agenda. In addition to chapter meetings, members managed the APT display at the 2004 Masters of the Building Arts Festival in Charleston; hosted the 2006 APT Annual Conference “Crossroads in Heritage Conservation” in Atlanta; and provided on-the-ground organization for an APT Workshop on Non-Destructive Evaluation Techniques in Charleston in 2008. The regional chapter has sponsored a program entitled "Historic Preservation for Building Industry Professionals" in conjunction with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Industry Council, where we also helped organize several hands-on workshops; participated in the International Preservation Trades Network Workshop's annual gathering and the Alabama Preservation Conference in Mobile; and contributed to the student scholarship program. Like its parent organization, the Southeast Chapter encourages, promotes, and advances research, training, and the dissemination of information relating to preservation technology and the preservation of buildings, sites, and objects in the southeastern United States. The chapter is in the process of developing technical preservation tours, workshops, symposia, permanent committees, and various preservation-related volunteer opportunities. The chapter welcomes new members and guests to all of its meetings and functions. For membership and event information, please contact Trish Smith ([email protected]) or Amanda Brown ([email protected]).
The Southeast Region Chapter of APT includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since its inception, the chapter has maintained a rigorous agenda. In addition to chapter meetings, members managed the APT display at the 2004 Masters of the Building Arts Festival in Charleston; hosted the 2006 APT Annual Conference “Crossroads in Heritage Conservation” in Atlanta; and provided on-the-ground organization for an APT Workshop on Non-Destructive Evaluation Techniques in Charleston in 2008. The regional chapter has sponsored a program entitled "Historic Preservation for Building Industry Professionals" in conjunction with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Industry Council, where we also helped organize several hands-on workshops; participated in the International Preservation Trades Network Workshop's annual gathering and the Alabama Preservation Conference in Mobile; and contributed to the student scholarship program. Like its parent organization, the Southeast Region Chapter is a non-profit, educational organization that encourages, promotes, and advances research, training, and the dissemination of information relating to preservation technology and the preservation of buildings, sites, and objects in the southeastern United States. The chapter is in the process of developing technical preservation tours, workshops, symposia, permanent committees, and various preservation-related volunteer opportunities. The chapter welcomes new members and guests to all of its meetings and functions. For membership and event information, please contact Trish Smith ([email protected]) or Amanda Brown ([email protected]).
It’s the last day of the #aptmiami2019 conference and our notebooks are full of new insights! Some particularly poignant and timely conversations came out of a plenary yesterday on giving voice and agency to diverse publics in preservation practice, and this morning in a roundtable on disaster planning and mitigation for cultural heritage sites. We enjoyed catching up with fellow #aptsechapter members at the chapters breakfast this morning and are more energized than ever to grow our chapter! On that front, did you know that our chapter includes nine southern states, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico? If you have friends or associates in our region who aren’t involved with the chapter, please encourage them to join!
Stellar keynote by Gustavo Araoz tonight and particularly poignant for many of us in the @aptsechapter #tourism #climatechange #resiliency #underrepresentedhistories
We know your calendar is smoking right now with all the upcoming parties, travel, meetings, ugly sweater try-ons...but you’ll want to add our virtual meeting on December 5th at 5:30. Jack Pyburn and David Steele will be telling us about their work with the Birmingham National Civil Rights Monument. We hope to see you all at this virtual meeting! Bonus points if you’re wearing a festive (read: hideous) sweater! Don’t know how to join the virtual meeting? DM us for info.
Due to impacts from Hurricane Dorian, we are canceling our Thursday virtual meeting. Everyone stay safe out there, and we’ll be in touch about rescheduling soon!
It’s a rainy day for many of you in #aptse and for the rest of you it’s probably too hot to go out, right? Perfect opportunity to enjoy our favorite books! Help your fellow preservation professionals out and drop some recommendations below! (Thank you Ed Chappell for recommending this one!)
Hey, APT Southeast! If you’re on our mailing list you know that our next virtual meeting is September 5th and we’ll be hearing from Sam McKelvey about “The Glass House Project” at Francis Lightfoot Lee’s 1769 Menokin. We hope you’ll meet up with friends and colleagues at a host location near you or call in from your home or office. You can DM us for more details!
It’s #microscopymonday at Drayton Hall where we’re characterizing aggregates in historic mortars for research on chimney stacks that survive around the property. In the process we’re learning more about the African American community at Drayton Hall in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. What are you working on this week? #aptse #draytonhall #historicmortar #vernaculararchitecture #architecture #historicpreservation #trustsites #historygram #blackhistory
Happy first day of summer! We hope you’re keeping to the shade like this extraordinary house! Welcome to Hutchinson House, the c. 1885 home of Henry and Rosa Swinton Hutchinson. Hutchinson’s father, James, was enslaved until he won his freedom fighting for the Union Navy in the Civil War. James prospered following the war, purchasing several tracts of land on Edisto Island, but was murdered in 1882. His son Henry also prospered in the Reconstruction era and built this house around the time of his marriage to Rosa Swinton. Their descendants lived in the house until the 1980s and retained ownership of the property until 2016, when they sold the house to the Edisto Island Open Land Trust. John Girault, the organization’s executive director, has worked with numerous preservation organizations to chart a course for this important site, beginning with its stabilization. Interior and exterior framing support the structure while a massive tent protects it from the elements. With the exception of hurricanes, of course. We asked John about that during a recent visit. “We have to take the cover down,” he said, “or run the risk of it pulling the whole house over.” John and his team have made great strides for the property, but he admits that building preservation isn’t his thing and welcomes input from #APTSE members. If you’d like to see how you can help, drop a comment or DM us!
#APTSE is committed to encouraging and promoting preservation training in the Southeast. So we were thrilled to see these photos from @gsu_mhp They visited Escuela Taller de la Habana in Cuba, a school that specializes in training students for historic building trades. It’s great to see these students learning traditional crafts such as plaster and masonry repair!
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Send in the drones! City Preservationist of Huntsville, Katie Stamps, shared these images of a c. 1928 neoclassical revival dwelling where the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission used a drone to get a closer look at its deteriorating clay tile roof. The owner wanted to replace with architectural shingles but HHPC was able to convince him to source replacement clay tiles. Have a recent preservation win to share with your fellow preservationists in the Southeast? Tag them #aptse or DM us!
It’s #wireframewednesday That’s a thing, right? What are you working on today? We’d love to share it!
Good morning! There’s a little mahogany staircase maintenance happening in Charleston this morning. What’s happening in your corner of the Southeast? Tag us in your post so we can share your work!
Welcome to the Southeast Chapter of APT where “11” is a special number! We represent preservation professionals in 9 U.S. states and 2 territories. Follow us on Instagram @aptsechapter to see what we’re up to and share your work in the southeast with #aptse.
Coming up soon! Mark your calendars for the APT SE Summer Virtual Meeting and check your email or the Facebook event for more information about the presentation and host locations!
Coming up soon! Mark your calendars for the APT SE Spring Virtual Meeting and be on the lookout for more information about the presentation and host locations!
A Quick Survey!
As the Southeast Chapter of APT continues to grow, we want to make sure that you have a say in the future of the chapter. Please help us out by taking a quick 10 question survey about chapter membership fees, events, and scholarships. If you have additional feedback or questions, please email our President, Trish Smith at [email protected]. Thank you in advance for your input and continued support of the chapter!
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Don't forget...the Southeast Chapter's Winter Virtual Meeting is this Thursday, December 6! Ralph Muldrow, a professor at the College of Charleston, will be presenting on the restoration of the US Capitol Dome.
See the events page for more information about the schedule and for a list of host locations. If you would like to log into the meeting individually, please email [email protected].
We hope you'll be able to join us for our Fall Virtual Meeting, tomorrow evening, September 6th!
Scott Messer, the Director of Historic Preservation in the Office of University Architects for Facilities Planning at the University of Georgia, will speak on the process of the University of Georgia Master Plan for Historic Preservation.
Scott is a practicing preservation professional with 20 years of experience with private and public historic preservation projects. A 1996 graduate of University of Georgia’s Masters of Historic Preservation program, he currently works for the University of Georgia’s Office of the University Architects as the Director of Historic Preservation. In his 18 years with the Architect’s office, he has directed numerous award winning rehabilitation, restoration, and new contextual construction projects throughout the University system. Scott is also the Campus Preservation Officer for the University with responsibility for archaeological and historic preservation quality control and compliance across the University’s facilities statewide.
The Historic Preservation Master Plan is a combination of inventory and standard operating procedures to direct the University in compliance with the Georgia Environmental Policy Act and the State Stewardship law. Because UGA is a statewide entity, the plan touches many resources throughout the state, in addition to the main Athens campus.
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Charleston, SC - Bennett Preservation Engineering, contact Amanda Brown at [email protected]. The meeting will be held at 17 Lockwood Drive, Suite 500, Charleston, SC 29401.
Columbia, SC - Historic Columbia Foundation, contact Sean Stucker at [email protected].
Spartanburg, SC - McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, contact Donnie Love at [email protected].
Greenville, SC - DP3 Architects, contact John Dunham at [email protected].
Atlanta, GA - Lord Aeck Sargent, contact Susan Turner at [email protected]. The meeting will be held at 1175 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2400, Atlanta, GA 30361.
Athens, GA - University of Georgia, contact Scott Messer at [email protected].
Savannah, GA - contact Tom Taylor at [email protected] or Sonja Wallen at [email protected].
Central, MS - Belinda Stewart Architects, contact Belinda Stewart at [email protected].
Winston-Salem, NC - JKO Architect, contact Joe Oppermann at [email protected].
Charlotte, NC - KEIM, contact Roy Suttles at [email protected] or Don Smith at [email protected].
Southwest, NC - Harris Architects, contact Ellen Harris at [email protected].
Gainesville, FL – University of Florida’s Historic Preservation Program, contact Sujin Kim at [email protected].
Key West, FL - Dry Tortugas NP, contact Kelly Clark at [email protected].
Miami, FL – RJ Heisenbottle Architects, contact Rich Heisenbottle at [email protected].
Orlando, FL – Austin Home Restorations, contact Scott Sidler at [email protected].
Sewanee, TN – John Runkle Architects, contact John Runkle at [email protected].
Northern Kentucky – contact Alex Wise at [email protected].
Alexandria, VA – 1200 Architectural Engineers, contact John Dumsick at [email protected].
If you are interested in being a host for your area, please contact Amanda at [email protected]. Or if you are not located near a host, but would still like to join us, please let us know and we will email you a link to the meeting!
We hope you'll join us at the APT Annual Conference in September!
The momentum for #APT2018 is in high gear! You still have a chance to save on registration before rates go up Saturday, September 1st! http://bit.ly/APTBuffalo2018
mailchi.mp We are getting close to our Fall meeting for the Southeast Regional Chapter of APT. We hope you all will be able to tune in Thursday, September 6 for this event - be on the lookout for the Paperless Post invitation in your email. Please see the host information at the bottom of this email and...
#APT2018 Paper Sessions are now online! https://www.eventscribe.com/2018/APT/agenda.asp?pfp=PaperSession
APT Chapter Members:
As you may or may not know, our regional APT Chapter is part of a larger international organization, the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI). We are reaching out to you with a brief survey in order to better serve Chapter members and forge a stronger connection with APTI. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey by clicking on the link below (time to complete the survey should be approximately 5 minutes).
Click here: https://aptmembershipsurvey.typeform.com/to/JXBjE8
Among the many benefits of APTI membership are:
o Increase the power of your professional network
o Discount on the Annual Conference
o Complete the majority of your Continuing Education credits at the Annual Conference
o Receive the Communiqué and quarterly Bulletin
o Easy access to resources through JSTOR, a major online digital archive
The APT Southeast Chapter Officers
APT - The Association for Preservation Technology International
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mailchi.mp Thank you to all those who were able to join us for the Summer virtual meeting for the Southeast Chapter of APT last night. And a big thank you to our hosts who so graciously provided a common location for people to gather and network in person. We had members tune-in from across the Southeast, ...
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