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

    • Thursday, January 18, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Milwaukee School of Engineering Grohmann Tower - Room 403, 233 E. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
    Registration is closed

    Originally constructed between 1905 and 1908, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois recently underwent a $25 million restoration that was many years in the making. The project has received multiple awards including the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Restoration from Landmarks Illinois, the ASHRAE Illinois Chapter Excellence in Engineering Award, and the Village of Oak Park Historic Preservation Commission's Historic Preservation Award for Restoration. 

    APT WGLC is excited to welcome key members of the restoration team including representatives from Berglund Construction, Architectural Consulting Engineers, and EverGreene Architectural Arts as they discuss the challenges and rewards of working on such an iconic masterpiece.

    The event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Street and near-by pay lot parking is available. 

    This program has been approved for 1.5 LU/HSW AIA CES.

    • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Aster Cafe, 125 Mainstreet Southeast, Minneapolis

    Come join the Bulletin Club for a lively discussion of preservation articles!  Plus a recap of the Annual Meeting and Report.  There will be lots to discuss about the article and the future of the Club and the Chapter!

    This month's articles is:

    "Mitigating the Flooding Threat at Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois," by Jenna Cellini Bresler; Vol. XLVIII, No. 2-3, 2017, pages 13-19.

    • Thursday, February 15, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Southport Lanes, 3325 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
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    Please join APT WGLC for bowling and networking on Thursday, February 15th! 

    The event includes four lanes of bowling, shoe rental, and an appetizer buffet. Drinks are available for purchase. Attendance is free for APT WGLC members and $10.00 for non-members. 

    Registration is open through February 14, 2018. 

    Street parking is available and the venue is near Southport Brown line stop. 

    • Saturday, March 10, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 14520 River Rd, Plano, IL 60545
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    Please join APT WGLC on a tour of Mies Van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois.

    The iconic Farnsworth House was constructed between 1945 and 1951 along the Fox River as a weekend retreat for Dr. Edith Farnsworth. The house is widely known as an icon of the International Style and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

    The National Trust will hold a 90-minute tour curated specifically for APT WGLC starting at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 10th. A minimum attendance of 15 people is required to hold the tour. The maximum attendance is 20 people; however, if there is significant interest, a second group may be added. Due to the required minimum attendance, registration fees are not refundable unless the tour is cancelled due to insufficient registration or by the National Trust. APT WGLC is partially subsisting the cost of the tour for chapter members by providing a $5 discount on the standard $20 fee. The fee for non-WGLC members to attend with the group is $25.

    A separate email with additional visitor information will be sent to those who register. Parking is available at the Visitor’s Center.

    We hope you’ll join us as we continue to explore the preservation challenges of Modern architecture on April 21st as APT WGLC in conjunction with DOCOMOMO Chicago, and IIT College of Architecture, hosts a symposium on Preservation Challenges of Modernist Structures. Please see http://www.aptwglc.com/Annual-Symposium for more details as available.

Past events

Thursday, January 11, 2018 2018 Annual Meeting and Presentation on the Restoration of All Saints Episcopal Church
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Old Chicago Main Post Office - WGLC Members Tour
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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