You won't want to miss APT Charleston 2012! This year's Conference will offer remarkable opportunities to enjoy Charleston's architectural character and urbane Southern culture while exploring crucial collaborations among preservationists, architects, engineers, and building-trades professionals.

With 100 years of experience in developing the tools of practice and civic engagement to sustain urban vitality through preservation, Charleston is a living laboratory and tangible embodiment of this year's theme, "Cornerstones: Collaborative Approaches to Preservation." With APT and the Preservation Trades Network (PTN) coming together this year for parallel conferences, there will be an unprecedented convergence of theory, practice, and interaction with trades practitioners. 

The APT Charleston 2012 Conference tracks are:

Management of Change in a Historic City: Charleston, the City that We Guard The management of change and the ability to strike a balance between new growth and economic development is a continual challenge for preservationists, not only in Charleston but elsewhere, and requires a collaborative approach to deal with past, present and future issues.

The Foundations of Cooperation: The Collaborative Act of Preservation Preservation professionals and trades people must collaborate using both traditional and contemporary technologies to preserve our built environment. This track highlights interdisciplinary teamwork.

Framework to Collaboration: Access to Knowledge As a respite from this modern, fast-paced world where information is readily available from potentially dubious sources, trusted preservationists will discuss the best practices and shared knowledge of materials, techniques and tools (whether old or new) used in preservation.

Traditional Building Practice in the 21stCentrury:  Preservation Renewal and a Future Based on Past Experience Using the past 40 years of preservation as a guide, what practices and ideals should we continue to push forward to counteract the forces that encourage rampant consumption of the world's resources? Is there anything inherently good about the act of reclaiming our historic building legacy? Can this knowledge affect a new approach in how we construct today?

Online registration is now closed but we will be accepting registrations on site at the Francis Marion Hotel. Start planning your Conference experience.

APT-PTN 2012 is sponsored by: