Congratulations to APT DC Member Randall J. Biallis, AIA, Hon ASLA, for his induction into the APTI College of Fellows at APT 2016 San Antonio! The College of Fellows is a forum of leaders in the preservation field who have made significant commitments to APT to investigate and advocate future needs and trends in the preservation profession. There are currently 69 members, and new members are inducted each year.
Randy has been involved in historic preservation since the beginning of the efforts to professionalize the movement in this country and currently serves as the longest tenured NPS Chief Historical Architect (25 years) and Program Manager for the Park Historic Structures and Cultural Landscape Program. Randy has been a behind-the-scenes leader always pushing the limits in advancing new preservation technologies and programs.
Randy was mentored by the famed National Park Service Historical Architect Charles E. Peterson (founding member and first President of APT) who personally invited him to become a member in 1969. This began Randy’s involvement over the next 47 years with APT, the Washington Chapter of APT and later the US National Park Service’s partnerships with both APT and the AIA’s Historic Resources Committee.