2016 Student Scholars

Each year, APT selects students to receive an APT Student Scholarship, which includes one conference registration and a complimentary one-year APT membership.  Selections are made based on the acceptance and merit of their abstracts.  Each Student Scholar is then invited to give an oral presentation during one of the conference paper sessions, is assigned a mentor from the APT College of Fellows, and a Session Chair to ensure that he/she develops a quality program.

One student is also awarded the Martin Weaver Student Scholarship for research. Martin Edward Weaver (1938-2004) was a well-known senior research scholar and adjunct associate professor of historic preservation at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation from 1991 to 2003. He was also a member of the APT College of Fellows. He was an expert in the conservation of wood-based architectural materials and helped develop the scientific field of architectural conservation both in the United States and internationally.

For more information on the Student Scholarship program, click here.


John Arnold

Michigan Technological University

Persistent Infrastructure: Vernacular Preservation of the Postindustrial Landscape

Advisor: Donald Lafreniere, PhD

Mentor: Ilene Tyler

Allyson Bradford

Cal Poly Pomona

A Layered Approach to the Documentation of Historic Resources

Advisor: Lauren Bricker

Mentor: Anne Weber

Rachelle Byarlay

University of Oregon

Glue-Laminated Timber in the Pacific Coast of the United States: Its Developments, Deterioration, and Preservation Methods

Advisor: Donald Peting

Mentor: Michael Schuller

Brian Cooley

Cornell University

Challenges in the Preservation of Masonry Bricolage

Advisor: Michael Tomlan

Mentor: Tom Taylor

Carly Farmer

Carleton University

Applications of OSCAR: Case studies from the classroom and workplace

Advisor: Mario Santana Quintero

Mentor: Mike Jackson

Jean Jang

University of Pennsylvania

Performance Evaluation of Nanolime as a Consolidant for Friable Lime-Based Plaster

Advisor: Frank Matero

Mentor: Lonnie Hovey

Paula Jarrett Nasta

University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture

Natural Hair Binders in Historic Texas Vernacular Mortars

Advisor: Frances Gale

Mentor: Nan Gutterman

Vishal Joshi

University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture

Preserving Nepalese Heritage

Advisor: Michael Holleran, PhD

Mentor: Pamela Jerome

Andrew Leith

University of Texas at Austin, Historic Preservation

A Preservation in Ruins: The current crisis in ruins preservation requires decisive action. We must begin by creating a set of metrics to aid in determining which ruins to preserve and why

 Advisor: Michael Holleran, PhD

Mentor: Michael Tomlan

Evan Oskierko-Jeznacki

University of Pennsylvania

A Computational Simulation Methodology for Reconstructing and Analyzing the Environmental Behavior of Naturally Ventilated Historic Structures and the Role of Adaptive Comfort Strategies in Preservation Design

Advisor: Michael Henry

Mentor: Donald Friedman

Kristin Potterton

University of York

Managing the Industrial Ruin in the National Park Context: An Assessment of the Preservation and Conservation Process

Advisor: Gill Chitty, PhD

Mentor: Tom Jester

Caroline Raftery

Columbia University GSAPP

The Preservation of the Bungalow Courts of Hollywood, California

Advisor: Chris Neville

Mentor: Caroline Alderson

Echo Uribe

Goucher College

With Soft-Woven Spanish Names: Assessing Historic Preservation Programs In South Texas Border Towns

Advisor: Richard Wagner

Mentor: Nancy McCoy

Casey Weisdock

University of Pennsylvania

Performance Based Evaluation of Select Salt Crystallization Inhibitors As a Means to Mitigate Salt Damage in Architectural Terracotta

Advisor: Frank Matero

Mentor: Frances Gale

Sarah Yoon

Columbia University

Cladding the Mid-Century Modern: Thin stone veneer-faced precast concrete

Advisor: Theodore Prudon

Mentor: Harry Hunderman