2017 Annual Meeting and Symposium

  • Friday, February 03, 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
  • The Egg - Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Empire State Plaza, S Mall Arterial, Albany NY 12203


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

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2017 Annual Meeting & Symposium - 
Coming of Age:  Preserving Buildings of the Modern Era

Friday, February 3, 2017 
Albany, NY

The Egg - Center for the Performing Arts
Reception: New York State Museum

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This year's gathering will feature the increasing relevant topic of preserving our recent architectural past. The setting in Albany, New York offers notable works that are representative of both historic and contemporary architecture. We're pleased to offer this juxtaposition with the Friday venues of the Annual Meeting and Symposium at The Egg, the reception at the New York State Museum; and a selection of three free Saturday tours.  

We are excited to announce that Michael Lynch will be this year's keynote speaker.  Michael Lynch is a restoration architect and preservation engineer with over four decades of experience, half of which has been in public service at the New York State Historic Preservation Office.  His APT credentials are impeccable, having co-founded the New York Chapter, served on the International Board for twelve years, including as Chair of the Publications and Conferences Committees, Vice President, and four years as President, and served on the Northeast Chapter Board to help organize the New York APTI conference in 2013.  Michael returned to the Capital District in April 2016 and currently serves as Director of the Division for Historic Preservation and the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer.  In 1987 Michael coined the Phrase “Recent Past” for a paper he presented at the APTI conference in Vancouver, and it has remained a strong interest of his the past three decades.

Schedule of Events:

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Friday, February 3rd

8:30 - 9:15

Registration and Breakfast

9:15 - 9:30

APTNE Welcome Address
APTNE President, Chris Dabek

9:30 - 10:00

Keynote Speaker
Michael Lynch

10:00 - 10:20

Docomomo / APT TC Modern Heritage
David Fixler

10:20 - 10:40

Monumental Mid-Century Modernism: Managing and Maintaining Rockefeller's Masterworks
Elisabeth Bakker-Johnson

10:40 - 10:55

Coffee and Refreshment Break

10:55 - 11:15

Reaping the Whirlwind: Practical and Theoretical Problems in Preserving Modern Buildings
Robert Russell

11:15 - 11:35

Managing Transparency in Post-War Modern Architecture
Makenzie Leukart

11:35 - 11:55

The Rehabilitation of Saarinen’s Legacy at MIT – Kresge Auditorium and the MIT
Gary Tondorf Dick, Katherine Wissink, Eric Ward

11:55 - 12:10

Morning Q&A

12:10 - 1:30

Lunch, APTNE Annual Board Meeting

1:30 - 1:50

The Devil is in the Details: Issues with and Rehabilitation of Mid-Century Cavity Wall Construction
David Artigas

1:50 - 2:10

Reglazing Modernism: The American and European Experience to Date. Part 1- Steel Frame Assemblies
Angel Ayon

2:10 - 2:30

Architectural Precast Concrete Wall Panels: Their Technology, Evolution, Significance and Preservation
Grace Anne Meloy

2:30 - 2:45

Afternoon Q&A

2:45 - 3:00

Coffee and Refreshment Break

3:00 - 3:20

Kevin Roche's University of Massachusetts-Amherst Fine Arts Center and Brutalism's Monolithic Concrete Construction Performance Perception Penalty
Carl Fiocchi

3:20 - 3:40

Dalle de Verre – 20th Century Innovation; 21st Century conservation Issue
Art Femenella, Sr.

3:40 - 4:00

Restoring the Met Breuer
Amanda Trienens, Miriam Kelly

4:00 - 4:25

Final QA Open Discussion
Chris Dabek

4:25 - 4:45

Chapter Highlights, Closing Remarks
Chris Dabek

5:00 - 7:00

New York State Museum 


Registration Details

- Member / Non-member rates are for the calendar year of 2017.  Discounted registrations are offered through Friday, January 20th. The sooner you register, the more you save! 

- Networking with Sponsor organizations at their tables

- Drinks and snacks will be provided during registration and breaks.  A boxed lunch can be purchased individually or concurrently with your registration. Cost for lunch is $25. *Note that there are several restaurants within a 15 minute walk. Click here for TripAdvisor's recommendations:  Local Restaurants

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! 

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For all those staying in Albany on Thursday night before the 2017 Annual Meeting and Symposium please take some time to talk about preserving our modern era buildings in the old fashioned way at 
The City Beer Hall!! Appetizers will be provided; drinks at your own expense.  

Please RSVP to Charles Bransby-Zachary at cbz@vidaris.com or 310 990 8062 .

Time:  6:00 pm
Location:  42 Howard Street,  Albany, New York, 12207 (map)

We look forward to seeing you there!!


APTNE has secured a discounted Symposium rate of $149.00 per night at the Renaissance Albany Hotel. This rate is valid for 2/2/17 through 2/4/17. Book early as this discount is available only until January 20th.

Click here* to reserve your room with the symposium rate and for hotel and transportation information.

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

Directions & Parking

 - Venue is ADA accessible and has on-site parking. 

- Directions to the Symposium can be found on The Egg website, link provided here:  V-Lot Parking

Continuing Education

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


- Registrations allows an option to attend the Reception at the New York State Museum following the Symposium. Reception admission can be purchased for $25 with your ticket and includes an 2-hour open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Non-Symposium attendee's can be registered as a guest for the same cost.

- Tickets are available for individuals not attending the symposium but who wish to attend the Reception, you may purchase for $45.  Select "7. Reception Only Ticket" when registering.

- Location and Directions can be found here:
New York State Museum

Saturday Tours, February 4th

APTNE will be leading three Saturday tours, complimentary to Symposium attendees and their guests. Click here for more information of each of the tours listed below.

Tour 1 - Edward Durell Stone's SUNY Albany Campus

Tour 2 - Cathedral of Immaculate Conception

Tour 3 - Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Restoration

An enormous THANK YOU to our 

2017 Sponsors!

*Special thanks to our Keynote, Pullman

Gladding, McBean
John Canning & Co.
Western Specialty Contractors
Deerpath Construction Corporation
Freedom Cement
CANY Architecture + Engineering
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Facade MD
Vertical Access
Jablonski Building Conservation
Femenella and Associates
Robert Silman Associates
ICRI - Metro New York
Pilkington Glass
Walter P. Moore Engineering
Wiss, Janney & Elstner
Gale Associates
Jan Hird Pokorny Associates
Evergreene Studios
Norfast Consulting Group
Ryan Biggs Clark Davis
Landmark Facilities Group
D2 Biological Solution
Cultural Heritage Conservation
Atlas Preservation
Richbrook Conservation
PBDW Architects
Evonik Corporation
Walter P. Moore
Atkinson-Noland and Associates
Kaese & Lynch Architecture and Engineering