Southeast Chapter

The Southeast Chapter of APT (APT SE) was founded in 2003 at Jekyll Island, Georgia. The chapter's geographic region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Since its inception, the chapter has managed the APT display at the 2004 Masters of the Building Arts Festival in Charleston; hosted the 2006 APT Annual Conference “Crossroads in Heritage Conservation” in Atlanta; and provided on-the-ground organization for an APT Workshop on Non-Destructive Evaluation Techniques in Charleston in 2008.  The chapter has also sponsored a program entitled "Historic Preservation for Building Industry Professionals" in conjunction with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Industry Council, where we also helped organize several hands-on workshops; participated in the International Preservation Trades Network Workshop's annual gathering and the Alabama Preservation Conference in Mobile; and contributed to the student scholarship program. 

Like its parent organization, the Southeast Chapter is a nonprofit, educational organization that encourages, promotes, and advances research, training, and the dissemination of information relating to preservation technology and the preservation of buildings, sites, and objects in the southeastern United States. The chapter is in the process of developing technical workshops, permanent committees, and various preservation-related volunteer opportunities.

Today, the Southeast Chapter operates largely as a “virtual chapter” through email and online programs.  The chapter has "host" locations in cities throughout the southeast, and organizes and sponsors four virtual meetings throughout the year (the first Thursday of June, September, December and March).  In addition to these four meetings, the Southeast Chapter gathers as one large group at the annual APTI conference.  The chapter welcomes new members and guests to all of its meetings and functions.

For membership and event information, please contact Trish Smith or Amanda Brown.

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Chapter Officers:

Craig Bennett: Past-President
Trish Smith: President
Amanda Brown: Membership & Events
Taylor Frost: Membership & Events
Joe Oppermann: At-Large, Member