Posted by Sarah Holder, Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 @ 1:33pm
In July 2017, APTCP held its annual meeting and social in Des Moines, IA. This was a first for APTCP and we were thrilled to visit the great state of Iowa!
We started the day with a tour of the American Enterprise Group's Headquarters. The building was designed by Gordon Bunshaft with SOM and completed in 1964. Recent renovations were completed by the architecture firm BNIM and the General Contractor Ryan Companies, Baker Group and Baker Electric, and Design Engineers. We were pleased to see this DoCoMoMo award winning project.
Our final stop of the day was to get a tour of the in-progress renovation of the historic Des Moines City Hall. Attendess were in awe of the decorative finishes and plaster throughout this stunning building.
We wrapped the day with dinner and drinks at Magnolia Wine Kitchen in the Western Gateway section of Des Moines.
Last month, APTCP members and guests had the opportunity to tour the newly reopened historic Phenix Marble Company near Springfield, a Missouri company that boomed between 1884 to the Great Depression. Operated by Mastin Simpson and W.C. Scarritt from Kansas City, Phenix Marble Company became famous for their signature stone, Napoleon Gray. Buildings all across America were clad with this native Missouri stone, including the New York Stock Exchange and the Palace of the Legion in San Francisco.
This summer we held our annual meeting in Omaha were attendees had the opportunity to tour the Omaha's Farmer's Market, Burlington Station's renovation, and the Rail and Commerce Building. Thank you to all the tour guides, attendees and board members that were table to make itout to this great event!
Several APTCP members attended the annual APT Conference in Quebec City, Canada this past fall. The conference was held at the historic landmark Hotel Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Our members enjoyed excellent Paper Sessions, Field Sessions, Workshops and comradery with fellow preservationists from around the world!
Some of our members attended a great Workshop titled: Documentation Data - The Platform for Condition Analysis and the Basis for Preservation Project Planning. The attendees learned of successful rehabilitation techniques using latest technologies with demonstrations of the current tools being used for survey and NDI (Non-Destructive Investigation). The tools of MBS (Measured Building Survey) and NDI form the foundation for evaluation and development of important existing structures.
Several members also attended The National Slate Association tour of the Glendyne Inc. Slate Quarry. The tour featured the quarry and production facilities of Glendyne Inc., a major North American producer of roofing, structural, landscaping and industrial mineral slate products.
Please join us for dinner and drinks at the APT Quebec City conference on Sunday, October 26th at L’Atelier – Tartares & Cocktails, located on one of the city’s oldest streets now home to trendy cafes, clubs and restaurants.
Sunday, October 26th
L’Atelier – Tartares & Cocktails
624 Grande Allée Est, Québec, QC G1R 2K5, Canada
This event is generously sponsored by Walter P Moore.
APTCP was very pleased to host the annual APT International Conference in Kansas City, Missouri on November 1‐5, 2015. The Local Conference Committee, along with the valuable assistance from APTI and the conference planners, created another great conference for preservationist from around the world. It was a great success which showcased Kansas City, its unique sites, world class BBQ and our mid-western hospitality. (and a Baseball World Series Win!)
You can still review the conference website which provides more information about the Paper Sessions, Workshops, Field Sessions and Special Events that were held: www.apti.org/index.php
In a city where CONVERGENCE is as much a part of modern life as it is deeply ingrained in the history and culture, APT Kansas City 2015 explored the interface of diverse technologies and how this evolves the modern practice of heritage conservation.