Emerging Professional Sponsorship Program

APT DC is pleased to sponsor the annual Emerging Professional Sponsorship Program (EPSP), a tradition since 1999. The program provides stipends for an active APT DC member who is a recent graduate to attend the annual APTI conference. As part of its mission, APT DC supports emerging professionals that specialize in historic preservation or one of its affiliated fields - architecture, architectural or materials conservation, architectural history/research, construction, construction management, engineering, interiors, landscape architecture, or planning.

The 2022 sponsorship application period is currently open.


For 2022, sponsorship is being offered for:

The Association for Preservation Technology International Conference
Looking Back, Driving Forward

November 7-12, 2022 | Detroit, MI

One applicant will be selected for the EPSP to attend this years APTI Conference located in Detroit, MI. Awarded applicants will receive full registration and coverage for airfare, lodging, and a food stipend while in attendance at the conference. Several additional applicants may be selected to receive conference registration only.

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  • Applicant must be a current member of APT DC with dues paid as of August 31, 2022.
  • Applicant must live within APT DC’s range, encompassing the areas of MD, VA, WV, Washington, DC. and Sussex County, DE.
  • Applicant must either be currently working in a job related to the preservation of the built environment or have graduated with a preservation or preservation-related degree.*
  • Applicant must have graduated within the past 6 years.
  • * For purposes of this application, "preservation-related" is referring to architecture, architectural or materials conservation, architectural history/research, construction, construction management, engineering, interiors, landscape architecture, or planning. If you still aren't sure, please contact us.


  • Submit a personal statement (as described in the application)
  • Provide proof of graduation within the past six years
  • Provide Current CV or Resume 
  • Complete and sign the Application Form


The successful applicant(s) will be expected to provide social media content during the event as well as provide, within 30 days of event, an 500-word illustrated article (min. 3 photos) discussing the applicant's impressions of the event for use by APT DC on the Chapter Website, or other venue. See Statement of Commitment on Application Form. 

Applications for 2022 are available here: APPLY 

Deadline for applications is: 11:59 pm on August 31, 2022.

Contact the EPSP Committee at epsp@aptdc.org if you have any questions about the application process.


Keshika De Saram

Mr. De Saram, Associate AIA, graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2017 with a master’s degree in Architecture. He is a past president of the American Institute of Architecture Students and served as AIA’s national student director in 2018. For the past two years, Mr. De Saram has worked as Staff Designer at Quinn Evans Architects. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in design in architecture from UM.


Sal DiPietro

Salvatore DiPietro is a Structural Designer at Springpoint Structural in Charlottesville, Virginia. He graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in December 2016 with a Masters in Architectural Engineering. Prior to that, he attended Syracuse University where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. Sal has also been helping with the chapter's expansion into central Virginia by setting up an APT DC happy hour in Richmond.

Read about Sal's experience at APTI in Miami on our blogAdditional pictures can be found on our Instagram page.

Liz Reynolds

Elizabeth Reynolds graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 with a Masters in Historic Preservation, concentrating in Architectural Conservation. As a student, her honors included the Gonick Architectural Conservation Travel Fellowship and the Charles E. Peterson Award for distinguished specialized study of historic building technology. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine and currently works as part of the Historic Preservation Group of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) in Fairfax, Virginia. 

Learn about Liz's experience at the IPTN Workshop in Stirling, Scotland, UKon our blog! More pictures and video also available on our Instagram page.



Pictured: 2015 EPSP Recipients, Katie Hummelt (L) and Allie Terpeluk (R),
with 2015 Chapter President and 2013 EPSP Recipient, Nakita Reed
at APTI Kansas City, .

2020 Keshika De Saram (APTI)

2019 Sal DiPietro (APTI) and Liz Reynolds (PTN)

2018 Rebecca Domingue (APTI) and Emily Garrison (PTN)

2017 Moira Nadal (APTI) and Naomi Doddington (PTN)

2016 Lindsay McCook, Kara Johnston, and Charlotte Daum

2015 Katie Hummelt and Allie Terpeluk (both to APTI)

2014 Jennie Gwin (APTI) and Mary Catherine Collins (PTN)

2013 Nakita Reed (APTI) and Madeline Clites (PTN)

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