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2018 Annual Meeting and Symposium

  • Friday, February 02, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
  • New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Become a 2018 member or sponsor to receive the discounted rate or complimentary ticket!
  • For members and guests who are unable to attend the symposium.
  • Free to first 25 student registrants. Please bring your student ID with you.

** To be eligible for the Member rate, you must be an active 2018 member and logged in. If the Member option is unavailable, please log in where prompted on the following registration page.
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APTNE 2018 Annual Meeting & Symposium: 

Preservation in a Campus Environment: Challenges and Opportunities

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 
New Haven, CT

Symposium: New Haven Lawn Club
Reception: Peabody Museum of Natural History

 New Haven Lawn Club  Peabody Museum of Natural History

This year's gathering will feature presentations that pose a variety of issues unique to campus buildings and sites. Our speakers will discuss issues that range from conservation of Brutalist style concrete at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; the Collegiate Gothic of James Gamble Rogers; Philadelphia's urban campus expansion; and rehabilitation of New York City schools. The Yale setting in New Haven provides a convenient backdrop for this year's Symposium topic. We are hosting an optional Thursday night gathering (updated 1/30) at the Elm City Social; the Symposium will be held at the beautiful New Haven Lawn Club; and the reception at the Yale Museum of Natural History. On Saturday APTNE invites you to join us for a tour and discussion on the restoration at the Sterling Memorial Library.

We are excited to announce that Ms. Laura Cruickshank, FAIA will be this year's keynote speaker. Laura Cruickshank, is the University Master Planner and Chief Architect and Associate Vice President for University Planning, Design and Construction at the University of Connecticut.  Ms. Cruickshank is responsible for the immediate and long-range planning, design and construction of UConn’s two billion dollar Capital Improvement Plan for the Storrs and Regional Campuses, and the Law School.

Prior to joining UConn, Laura Cruickshank was the Yale University Planner and directed planning and design on the Yale central campus; she led Yale planning, design and construction for the new Yale-NUS College in Singapore.  Prior to her tenure at Yale, she was in private practice for over twenty years.

Ms. Cruickshank received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College and her Master of Architecture degree from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning. She holds architectural registration in Connecticut and is a member of the College of Fellows (COF) of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), the Association of University Architects (AUA) and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

Schedule of Events -
Friday, February 2nd:

8:30 - 9:15

Registration and Breakfast

9:15 - 9:30

APTNE Welcome Address
APTNE President, Chris Dabek

9:30 - 10:00

Keynote Speaker
Laura Cruickshank

10:00 - 10:20

Thinking Like James Gamble Rogers: Collegiate Gothic Decoration with a Twist
John Canning

10:20 - 10:40

Anticipating Patina in Campus Building Stone
Heather Hartshorn

10:40 - 11:00

Coffee and Refreshment Break

11:00 - 11:20

Preservation, Demolition, and Urban Campus Expansion: Case Studies in Philadelphia, PA
Arielle Harris

11:20 - 11:40

Recording the Landscape: Stategic Cultural Landscape Planing through GIS
Neela Wickremesinghe and Joseph Charap

11:40 - 12:00

Spanning the Sawkill: Bard College, Montgomery Place and the Limits of Adaptive Re-use
Matt Alexander

12:00 - 12:15

Morning Q&A

12:15 - 1:45

Lunch, APTNE Annual Board Meeting

1:50 - 2:10

Brutalist Concrete Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Shelby Schrank

2:10 - 2:30

New York City's Schools - A History and Guide to Rehabilitation
Bruce Nelligan

2:30 - 2:50

Planning for the Future While Respecting the Past - Central Campus Development at the University of Vermont
Marc Loranger and Luce Hillman

2:50 - 3:00

Afternoon Q&A

3:00 - 3:20

Coffee and Refreshment Break

3:20 - 3:40

Preservation and Infrastructure at a Historic Community College Campus
Robin Auchincloss

3:40 - 4:00

30 Years of Preservation Engineering with Amherst College
James Norden and Amy Jagaczewski

4:00 - 4:20

One Size Does Not Fit All
Richard Tobin

4:20 - 4:35

Final QA Open Discussion
Chris Dabek

4:35 - 4:45

Chapter Highlights, Closing Remarks
Chris Dabek

5:00 - 7:00

Peabody Museum of Natural History

Registration Details

Member / Non-member rates are for the 2018 calendar year. Registration costs are as noted for members and non-members; please note that there is an discounted cost for preregistering by January 31st. Be sure and register by January 26 to guarantee your lunch; lunch will not be provided for attendees that register after this date.* 

There will be networking opportunities with Sponsor organizations at their tables throughout the day.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided during registration and breaks.  A buffet lunch is complimentary with your registration. 

* Note that there are several restaurants within a 15 minute walk, particularly along Whitney Avenue and State Street.  

Attention Students! The first 25 students to register will receive a free registration to the symposium, lunch, and complimentary admission to the reception. These valued spaces fill up quickly; sign up soon! 

APTNE Pre-Symposium Event - Thursday Feb 1st

*** UPDDATED 1/30**

Unfortunately the ‘Ordinary’ has had ‘extraordinary’ problems with a burst water main – So change of plan!! 

Join us for pre-symposium drinks and a chat at Elm City Social in New Haven, CT! 

Event Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm 
Location: 266 College St, New Haven, CT 06510 Appetizers Included Cash Bar 
Please RSVP to Charles Bransby-Zachary at cbz@cbzconsulting.com

We look forward to seeing you there!!


APTNE has secured a discounted Symposium rate of $159.00 per night at the Courtyard New Haven at Yale (typical rates range from $174 - $184). Discounted rates are available for February 1 and 2. The hotel is 0.8 miles from the Symposium and Reception venues; 0.5 mil to the Ordinary (Thursday night optional event); and 1.5 miles from New Haven Union Station. Taxis and Uber are readily available from the Station. Book early as rooms are limited and this discount is available only until January 21st.

Phone: 203-654-2405

Location:  30 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 (map)

 Click here* to reserve your room with the Symposium rate.

*Please note this link will become disabled when the discounted rate expires. 

Directions & Parking

The Symposium venue at the New Haven Lawn Club is ADA accessible and has more than enough on-site parking for all attendees. Those parked at the Lawn Club can leave their vehicles in the lot while attending the Reception.

A link with directions to the Symposium can be found on New Haven Lawn Club website, link provided here: (map 

Continuing Education (Updated 1/17/18)

Continuing Education credits will be provided for Friday's attendance at the Symposium (5.0 learning units). Please note your preference for reporting LU's during the registration process. Confirmation of attendance will be required on the day of the Symposium.


Our reception will begin immediately following the Symposium and will be held at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. The Museum is conveniently located across Whitney Avenue from the New Haven Lawn Club, a very short walk onto the Yale University campus. 

Time:  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:  170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 0651

(directions and parking information)

Reception admission can be purchased for $25 with your symposium ticket and includes an open bar from 5:00 to 6:00 and cash bar from 6:00 to 7:00; hors d'oeuvres will be served. Symposium attendee's may register a guest for the same cost.

Tickets are available for individuals not attending the Symposium but who wish to attend the Reception only; you may purchase a ticket for $45. Select "Reception Only Ticket" when registering.

Saturday Tour, February 3rd (CEU's now available)

** Capacity has been met for the 10 a.m. tour, a second tour at 11:30 a.m. has been added **

APTNE will be hosting two Saturday tours, complimentary to Symposium attendees and their guests

We hope you can join us for the Restoration and Modernization of the Sterling Memorial Library Nave tour, open to Members, Non-Members and symposium guests. 2.0 continuing education units will be provided; please be sure and inform the APTNE representative at the tour of your preference for reporting LU's. Register now as space is limited. Sterling Memorial Library

An enormous THANK YOU to our 2018 Sponsors!

Sponsorship opportunities available; please consider showing your support for APTNE and the preservation community.
Email Kurt Hirschberg for more information.

**Special thanks to our Keynote Sponsor: Pullman

Become a sponsor and show your support for APTNE and the preservation community. Email Kurt Hirschberg for more information.

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