We are pleased to announce our chapter's collaboration with the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) to facilitate knowledge sharing and resources between chapters and APTI. With this partnership, this website will ultimately be used as a tool to streamline sharing industry and APTI news and events.

APT WGLC will continue to develop and improve this site so it can be as useful as possible to our members and friends. Please stand-by as we continue to import information, including photos from past events, and develop our members-only access.

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, December 19, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 433 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, Illinois (meet on Harrison Street)
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    Due to the significant response to our first tour, we've added a second date!

    Please join APT WGLC on a members-only tour of the Old Main Post Office in Chicago! 

    The Post Office designed by the firm Graham, Anderson, Probst, and White, was originally constructed in 1921; however, in 1932 it was significantly expanded to its current size. The building has been vacant for 20 years and is currently undergoing a restoration to be developed into an office building with retail space on the first two floors. 

    APT WGLC will meet at 4:00 pm at the security office in the center entrance off of Harrison Street and take a brief tour of the interior work in progress. This is an active construction site. Please wear appropriate footwear. Please bring a hardhat if you have one, if not hardhats will be available for loan on site. 

    Want to go, but not a member? Join here.

    • Thursday, January 11, 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 4550 N. Hermitage Avenue, Chicago IL 60640

    Save the date! Check back for more details and registration information. 

    • Thursday, January 18, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Save the date! More details to follow.

    • Saturday, March 10, 2018
    • 14520 River Rd, Plano, IL 60545

    Save the date! Check back for more details and registration information. 

Past events

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Bulletin Club Meeting
Monday, November 06, 2017 History and Use of Scagliola
Friday, October 27, 2017 Historic Decorative Stenciling Workshop
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Preservation and River's Edge Redevelopment Tax Credits - Rockford
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Old Chicago Main Post Office - WGLC Members Tour
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 APT WGLC Bulletin Club
Friday, September 15, 2017 School of the Art Institute, Historic Preservation Program Mentorship Event
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Happy Hour Downtown Tour - Elgin, IL
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 APT WGLC Pecha Kecha
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Cobblestone and River Rock Construction of the Fox Valley
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Old Nichols Library Condition Assessment
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Unity Temple Tour for APT Western Great Lakes Chapter Members
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 GSA Documentary: Modernism Renewed
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Bulletin Club Meeting
Saturday, April 22, 2017 2017 APT WGLC Symposium - Preservation and the Environment
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Building Leadership Conference for Women in Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)*
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Historic Structures Symposium - Look But Don't Touch: Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of Historic Buildings - Fundamentals and Real World Applications
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 APT Bulletin Club
Thursday, March 09, 2017 APT WGLC Bowling Social
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Fellows Round-table Discussion and Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Bulletin Club Meeting
Friday, November 18, 2016 Galloy & Van Etten Cut Stone Contractors workshop visit
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Bulletin Club Meeting
Thursday, October 06, 2016 Happy Hour!

2018 Student Design Build Competition

The Association for Preservation Technology (APT) Preservation Engineering Technical Committee (PETC) is proud to kick off the 2018 Student Design Build Competition to be held at the 2018 conference in Buffalo, New York! The 2018 competition will be focused on the Timber Bridge designed historically between 1840 to 1890.

The specification document for the 2018 competition can be accessed by clicking here. Please take note of information and dates contained within the document as they are critical to the competition. Similar to the previous competition years, the competition process is separated into three (3) phases. The first phase requires team submissions by February 2, 2018. No extensions will be made for this phase to ensure fairness to all teams.

As always, if you have any questions on the specifications please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to seeing your team submissions!  We would love to see a team from the Western Great Lakes Chapter represent at the 50th Anniversary National Conference this year in Buffalo, New York!

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