Emerging Professional Sponsorship Program
APT DC is pleased to sponsor the annual Emerging Professional Sponsorship Program, a tradition since 1999. The program provides stipends for active APT DC members who are recent graduates to attend either the annual APTI conference or IPTN workshop. As part of its mission, APT DC supports emerging professionals that specialize in historic preservation or one of its affiliated fields - architecture, architectural or materials conservation, architectural history/research, construction, construction management, engineering, interiors, landscape architecture, or planning.
The 2021 sponsorship application period will be opening soon.
2021 EPSP PROGRAM
For 2021, sponsorship is being offered for:
The Association for Preservation Technology International Conference
Several applicants will be selected to attend the APTI Conference. Awarded applicants will receive full registration and coverage for ground transportation, lodging locally, and a food stipend while in attendance at the conference. Several additional applicants will be selected to receive registration and ground transportation only.
Expectations:The successful applicant(s) will be expected to provide social media content during the event as well as provide, within 30 days of event, an 500-word illustrated article (min. 3 photos) discussing the applicant's impressions of the event for use by APT DC on the Chapter Website, or other venue. See Statement of Commitment on Application Form.
Applications for 2021 are available here: COMING SOON
Contact Committee Chair Chris Berger at email@example.com if you have any questions about the application process.
2020 EMERGING PROFESSIONAL
Keshika De Saram
Mr. De Saram, Associate AIA, graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2017 with a master’s degree in Architecture. He is a past president of the American Institute of Architecture Students and served as AIA’s national student director in 2018. For the past two years, Mr. De Saram has worked as Staff Designer at Quinn Evans Architects. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in design in architecture from UM.
2019 EMERGING PROFESSIONALS
Sal DiPietroSalvatore DiPietro is a Structural Designer at Springpoint Structural in Charlottesville, Virginia. He graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in December 2016 with a Masters in Architectural Engineering. Prior to that, he attended Syracuse University where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. Sal has also been helping with the chapter's expansion into central Virginia by setting up an APT DC happy hour in Richmond.
Elizabeth Reynolds graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 with a Masters in Historic Preservation, concentrating in Architectural Conservation. As a student, her honors included the Gonick Architectural Conservation Travel Fellowship and the Charles E. Peterson Award for distinguished specialized study of historic building technology. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine and currently works as part of the Historic Preservation Group of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) in Fairfax, Virginia.
Pictured: 2015 EPSP Recipients, Katie Hummelt (L) and Allie Terpeluk (R),
with 2015 Chapter President and 2013 EPSP Recipient, Nakita Reed
at APTI Kansas City, .
2020 Keshika De Saram (APTI)
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)