September 30, 2020
For immediate release:
APT Washington Chapter
The Board of the Washington Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT DC) is pleased to announce that Keshika De Saram is the 2020 winner of the Emerging Professionals Sponsorship Program (EPSP).
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.
Mr. De Saram will attend the virtual Association for Preservation Technology International conference from October 1 to 7. The conference, titled HINDSIGHT 2020, will be held in conjunction with the National Trust for Canada and “will explore heritage conservation’s disruptive role in a 21st century defined by resource scarcity, climate change, and sustainability.”
APT DC is a not-for-profit educational association serving preservation professionals in the greater National Capitol Region. Headquartered in the District of Columbia, our region covers DC as well as Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Sussex County, Delaware. The chapter promotes the exchange of ideas and knowledge concerning the conservation of historic resources through tours, lectures, workshops, and symposia. The Emerging Professionals Sponsorship Program is paid for through membership fees, money raised from the annual Silent Auction, fees paid for AIA continuing education credits and member donations. Donations can be made using the “Donate” tab on the APT DC website and are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
For more information on the Emerging Professionals Sponsorship Program including past recipients and eligibility criteria, or to learn more about APT DC please visit our website at www.aptdc.org. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @aptdcchapter to stay up to date with chapter events.
Each year, emerging professionals are selected to receive stipends to attend either the International Preservation Trades Network (IPTN) Workshop or the Association for Preservation Technology (APTI) conference.