Martin Weaver Scholarship

The Martin Weaver Student Scholarship promotes the advancement of young professionals in the early stages of their careers in Historic Preservation/Conservation. The scholarship is intended to assist in the growth of these young professionals in their field of study and supports current and innovative research as well as foreign travel. The Weaver Scholar's Research is publicized through the APT website, APT Communiqué, and, if applicable, the APT Bulletin.



Martin Edward Weaver 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 and was 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 in the United States and internationally. Originally trained as an architect, his exposure to archaeological excavations in the United Kingdom, Greece, and Iran catalyzed his interest in historic preservation in the late 1960s. Martin Weaver is well known for his book, Conserving Buildings (co-authored with Frank G. Matero), published in 1997.



The APT Student Scholarship and Outreach Committee will award the Martin Weaver Student Scholarship to a student scholarship recipient as a research grant for $1,500 that is funded by the APT Endowment. The grant will be awarded to one of this year’s APT Student Scholars who has an academic background, professional experience, and an established commitment in one or more of the following fields:

  • Architecture
  • Conservation
  • Architectural History
  • Historic Preservation
  • History of Preservation Technology


Applicant will be selected from the current year’s APT Student Scholars. Valid research in the treatment of wood-based architectural materials will be given preference.

Applicant must submit a 500-word essay (maximum) describing how the grant money will be used to further research and/or a career in historic preservation and must include the following descriptions:

  • the research/career goal(s) that the grant money will be used for;
  • how the grant money will be used to reach that goal; and
  • how the results of this endeavor will be presented to the APT community.


During, or immediately following the scholarship award, the Martin Weaver Student Scholar must agree to:

  • Submit a summary of the project upon acceptance of award that includes timeline, report dates, location of study, mentors, etc.
  • Submit a one- to two-page progress report due mid-way through the year.
  • Submit a brief in-progress article for posting in the APT Communiqué.
  • Submit a summary article for publication on the APT website.

Although not mandatory, we encourage the Martin Weaver Scholar to present his/her research at the next APT Annual Conference as one of the Student Scholar presentations. This would be at his/her own expense.

Past Recipients

Maanvi Chawla
University of Florida
Evan Oxland
University of Pennsylvania

Vishal Mahesh Joshi
University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture
Christopher Whitman
Welsh School of Architecture/Cardiff University

Amanda Webb
Pennsylvania State University

Jiyoon Song
Cornell University

Seo Myengsoo
University of Florida


Roha W. Khalaf
University of Montreal, Canada

Kirsten Travers
Winterthur University of Delaware
Program in Art Conservation

Lindsay McCook
Columbia University

Piotr Bojakowski
Texas A&M University

Tomás Roselló Jaunzarás
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia