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 2020 sponsorship application period will be from July 1 - August 1, 2020.



For 2020, sponsorship is being offered for:

The Association for Preservation Technology International Conference
Hindsight 2020: Conservation, Disruption, and the Future of Heritage |
October 3-7, 2020

For the first time ever, the conference is being offered on a virtual platform.

Several applicants will be awarded full registration to attend the virtual APT International Conference.



  • Applicant must be a current member of APT DC with dues paid as of August 18, 2020.
  • Applicant must live within APT DC’s territory, encompassing the states of MD, VA and WV, the District of Columbia. and Sussex County, DE.
  • Applicant must have completed a degree or certificate program in preservation or a preservation-related field.*
  • Applicant must have graduated within the past 5 years.**
  • * For purposes of this application, "preservation-related" is referring to architecture, architectural or materials conservation, architectural history/research, construction, construction management, engineering, interiors, landscape architecture, or planning. If you aren't sure, please contact us.

  • ** Note: due to the unique circumstances of this year's events, any applicants that may have exhausted their eligibility this year will be able to apply next year as well. 2020 recipients will also be allowed to apply again in 2021.


  • Personal Statement
  • Proof of graduation within the past five years.
  • Current CV or Resume 
  • Completed and Signed Application Form
  • Even though the conference is virtual, sponsorship recipients are expected to fully engage in the program offerings. Therefore, if selected, applicant must provide confirmation from current employer, if applicable, for time off during the conference.


The successful applicant(s) will be expected to provide, within 30 days after event, an article discussing the applicant's impressions of the event or summarizing a favorite workshop/seminar for use by APT DC on the Chapter Website, or other venue. See Statement of Commitment on Application Form. 

Applications for 2020 are available here: APPLY

  • Note: A Google account must be used to access the application. If you need to create one, you can do so with any email address.
  • Contact Committee Chair Chris Berger at epsp@aptdc.org if you have any questions about the application process.


Sal DiPietro

Salvatore 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.

Read about Sal's experience at APTI in Miami on our blogAdditional pictures can be found on our Instagram page.

Liz Reynolds

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. 

Learn about Liz's experience at the IPTN Workshop in Stirling, Scotland, UK on our blog! More pictures and video also available on our Instagram page.


Rebecca Domingue

Rebecca Domingue has been with 1200 Architectural Engineers since 2015. Ms. Domingue came to 1200AE with a passion for historic preservation from the structural engineering perspective having received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont. Quickly becoming well versed in the Secretary of Interior Standards for Historic Preservation and the interplay between new construction and historic structures, Rebecca’s work involves structural design and nuanced practice for a wide range of building materials and systems, from new to archaic.

Learn about Rebecca's experience at APTI in Buffalo on our blogAdditional pictures can be found on our Instagram page.

Emily Garrison

Emily Garrison is a structural engineer at Silman Associates, where she works on the design and preservation of a variety of structures. Originally from Marietta, Ohio, she has Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University. At Silman Emily has had the opportunity to work on various projects at Washington Union Station and the façade restoration of the Folger Shakespeare Library. She has been a member of APT DC since 2017.

Read about Emily's experience at the IPTN Workshop in Frederick, MD on our blog!



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, .

2019 Sal DiPietro (APTI) and Liz Reynolds (PTN)

2018 Rebecca Domingue (APTI) and Emily Garrison (PTN)

2017 Moira Nadal (APTI) and Naomi Doddington (PTN)

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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