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Preservation symposium coming to Salt Lake City

The Association for Preservation Technology (APT) will host its symposium, “Mesa to Mountain: Preservation in the American West,” in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 23 to 25. The symposium offers attendees insight into the history, sites, materials, conditions, and challenges of preservation in the American West, featuring both traditional and field-based educational sessions.

“Mesa to Mountain: Preservation in the American West,” a symposium from the Association for Preservation Technology (APT), will feature addresses as well as learning opportunities via both paper and field sessions.
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Hosted by APT’s Rocky Mountain Chapter in collaboration with the Western and Pacific Northwest Chapters, the symposium will begin with a plenary address: “The Architectural History of Utah,” delivered by Peter Goss, PhD, at the Alta Club. It will also provide opportunities for attendees to earn American Institute of Architects (AIA) continuing education Learning Units (LUs).

The event’s second day will also feature speeches—in this case, keynote addresses by Lee Kreutzer of the National Park Service (NPS) National Trails System and Katherine Wonson of the NPS Western Center for Historic Preservation. Hosted at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, the day will also include paper sessions, giving attendees the option to focus on Seismic Retrofit of Historic Buildings, Materials and Construction Techniques, or Cultural Heritage Management.

The closing day of the symposium comprises three full-day field sessions, titled:

  • Antelope Island;
  • Historical Arts and Casting and Local Trails; and
  • Salt Lake City Seismic.

Organizers recommend attendees come prepared for walking on the day of the field sessions.

Registration for the symposium is now open.

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