2022 Annual Meeting & Symposium
Walking the Preservation Tightrope: Technology vs. Tradition

Friday, February 25th, 2022
In-Person and Virtual All-Day Symposium

Image courtesy of Hudson Hall and Robert Umenhofer.

The Annual Symposium and Meeting will be held on February 25th, 2022 in Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House in Hudson, NY, as well as virtually via Zoom for those unable to join us in person. 

This overarching theme for this year's Symposium is "Walking the Preservation Tightrope: Technology vs. Tradition."  11 presentations and 1 roundtable will be presented by industry professionals, educators, and students on topics ranging from projection mapping to climate-based design and from abrasive cleaning methods to replacement materials.  

Technology, though ceaselessly striving toward the future, has continually revised how we view the past,” Ben Rowen.

Preservation of the built environment requires a thorough understanding of historic construction and craftsmanship, but preservation professionals frequently walk the tightrope of integrating old construction with new technologies. Too much focus to either side and a building can lose historic character or risk becoming obsolete. As the world moves towards integrating new modes of technology into all phases of construction, we also risk the loss of knowledge from trades and crafts persons as younger generations are drawn towards the latest and greatest, at the expense of the tried and true.

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In addition to the 11 presentations and 1 round table at the Symposium in Hudson Hall, this event will also include several additional activities available to all attendees including: 

  • A non-ticketed, Thursday night informal networking gathering in the Symposium hotel, The Wick. 
  • A ticketed, reception directly after the Symposium on Friday held within the the First Floor of Hudson Hall.

See below for the Symposium Agenda and more details about the tickets, receptions, lunch, and accommodations.

 Our Keynote Speaker


Judy Hayward is executive director of Historic Windsor, Inc., and the Preservation Education Institute in Windsor, Vermont. She is also the education director for the Traditional Building Conference Series and develops and moderates its distance education programs as well. She is a past president of the Preservation Trust of Vermont and has been a board member of the APT Northeast Chapter and Historic New England’s Advisory Council. She serves on the Windsor Design Review Commission, a Certified Local Government (CLG). 

For nearly 40 years, she has developed preservation skills training programs for building professionals and written specialized curricula and learning materials on topics including fire safety and historic preservation and accessibility for people with disabilities and historic preservation. Judy writes a column for Traditional Building on Preservation and Traditional Building Techniques and she blogs for the publication’s website. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of New Hampshire and a Certificate in Educational Technology from Marlboro College Graduate and Professional School. She is an honorary life member of the Preservation Trades Network.

 Schedule of Events:

Thursday, February 24th
6:00 - 8:00 PM APTNE Pre-Symposium Networking
The Wick Hotel Lobby, 41 Cross Street


 Friday, February 25th
8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
Center Hall Gallery, Common Council Room
9:00 - 9:10 AM APTNE Welcome Address
APTNE President, Helena Currie
9:10 - 9:55 AM Tradition and Technology: Shared Solutions to 21st Century Challenges
Keynote Speaker, Judy Hayward
9:55 - 10:20 AM Having a Blast in Preservation
Ken Follett
10:20 - 10:30 AM Q&A
Moderator: Michelle Dallhoff
10:30 - 10:50 AM Coffee and Refreshment Break
Center Hall Gallery, Common Council Room
10:50 - 11:15 AM Influence and Innovation of North American Capitol Domes
Robin Whitehurst
11:15 - 11:40 AM Discrete Reinforcement of Load-bearing Unreinforced Masonry at the Franklin School
Gretchen Pfaehler and Vassil Draganov
11:40 - 12:05 PM Experiments in Hygrothermal and Freeze/Thaw Effects of Insulating Mass Masonry Walls
David Artigas
12:05 - 12:20 PM Q&A
Moderator: Michelle Dallhoff
12:20 - 12:30 PM Chapter Highlights
APTNE President, Helena Currie
12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch, APTNE Annual Board Meeting
1:30 - 1:55 PM Crossing the Pell
Liliane Wong
1:55 - 2:10 PM And There was Light: The Use of Projection Mapping for Historic Preservation
Preme Chaiyatham
2:10 - 2:35 PM Adapting Traditional Techniques with Modern Technology for Murals and Architectural Ornament
Kim Lovejoy and Katharine George
2:35 - 3:00 PM A Tale of Two Angels: The Restoration of Two Cemetery Memorials
Danielle Pape
3:00 - 3:15 PM Q&A
Moderator: Jennifer Kearney
3:15 - 3:35 PM Coffee and Refreshment Break
Center Hall Gallery, Common Council Room
3:35 - 4:20 PM

Round Table: Working with a Masonry Wall: Beginning to End
Moderator: Jeffrey Weatherford Panelists: Amarantha Quintana-Morales, Charles (Chas) Finch, Kelly Streeter, Matthew Ridgway

4:20 - 4:45 PM On a Wing and a Prayer: Roof Curtainwall Integration in a Mid-Century Modern Icon
Pamela Clemens
4:45 - 5:10 PM The Quiet Wisdom of Climate-based Design
Cory Rouillard
5:10 - 5:25 PM Q&A
Moderator: Jennifer Kearney
5:25 - 5:35 PM Chapter Highlights, Closing Remarks
APTNE President, Helena Currie
5:35 - 8:00 PM Reception
Center Hall Gallery, Common Council Room, West Room


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Details & Logistics:

In Person
  • APTNE Member:
    • $125 - Discounted to $100 through January 31
    • Sponsors may be Complimentary, depending on sponsorship perks
    • APTNE Young Professional: $25
    • APTNE & Non-member Student: Complimentary
  • Non-Member: $165 - Discounted to $140 through January 31
  • Reception Only: $55
  • Vendor Display Table: $1500 (10 available)

    • Vendors may purchase a display table for $1,500, which includes 2 entry tickets, 2 lunches and 2 reception tickets
    • The Table is 2' x 6' and comes with a black linen table cloth. 
    • Sponsors may receive a display table complimentary, depending on sponsorship perks.
    • Tables are available on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • All in-person tickets come with a free APTNE 2022 Symposium tote bag, APTNE face mask, and APTNE Notebook!


  • APTNE Member: 
    • $40
    • Sponsors may be Complimentary, depending on sponsorship perks
    • APTNE Young Professional: $25
    • APTNE & Non-member Student: Complimentary
  • Non-Member:  $70

A La Carte Options:

  • A box lunch is available for $25 and includes:

    • A sandwich of your choice: Roast Beef, Chicken Salad or Tomato & Mozzarella with Pesto
    • A cold salad of your choice: Creamy Macaroni or Mixed Greens
    • Potato chips
    • A Cookie
    • A cold drink of your choice: assorted soft drinks, juices, and bottled water
  • Reception tickets

    • $50 with your in-person Symposium ticket
    • $55 for a Reception-Only ticket

COVID-19 Policy

APTNE is continuing to take the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously.  APTNE is complying with our venue’s vaccination policy in addition to recommendations of the City, State, and Federal Government during the Symposium.   It is our venue’s current policy to only allow vaccinated participants into the venue, as well as limiting the number of participants within the venue during an event. 

Mask Policy:

All participants will be required to wear a mask, unless actively eating, drinking, or presenting.

Vaccination Policy:

  • Hudson Hall requires all people attending and working at live, in-person events to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. There are no exceptions for people unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons. Negative COVID tests in lieu of vaccination will not be accepted.
  • Upon entry, please be prepared to show proof of vaccination and a valid government-issued proof of identity.
  • Proof of vaccination may include your CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Card, a photo or photocopy of the card, or your Excelsior Pass. 

Other Details and Logistics:

Continuing Education:

Continuing education credits will be provided for Friday's attendance at the Symposium (expected 5.0 HSW credits, to be confirmed).  Please note your preference for reporting CEU's during the registration process.  Confirmation of attendance will be required on the day of the Symposium or at least 3/4 of the Symposium via Zoom.


APTNE's has secured The Wick hotel and its 55 rooms for Thursday and Friday nights at a discounted rate of $189 per night, which is in walking distance to both the train (2 minutes) and the Symposium venue (9 minutes).  The hotel block is valid through January 31st and accessed by clicking here.

Other available accommodations in the area, which have not been vetted by APTNE, include:

  • Nest Hudson (2 minute walk from venue, 10 minute walk from train)
  • The Inn at Ca'Mea (4 minute walk from venue, 8 minute walk from train)
  • The Inn at 34 (6 minute walk from venue, 5 minute walk from train)
  • Hudson B&B (6 minute walk from venue, 6 minute walk from train)
  • Wm. Farmer & Sons Boarding and Guesthouse (9 minute walk from venue, 3 minute walk from train)
  • Batterby House (5 minute walk from venue, 9 minute walk from train)
  • Hudson City Bed & Breakfast (5 minute walk from venue, 9 minute walk from train)
  • Tiger House (5 minute walk from venue, 9 minute walk from train)
  • Rivertown Lodge (12 minute walk from venue, 23 minute walk from train)

Location / Directions / Parking

Hudson Hall is located at 327 Warren St, Hudson NY 12534.   There are a variety of ways to get to Hudson, including train and driving.  It is recommended that you take mass transit, which we kept in mind in picking the venue. 

By Train

Amtrak Hudson Station is only 4 blocks from Hudson Hall with taxi service/Uber or a 10 minute walk. Available taxi services include Columbia Transport (518-822-1010) and Hudson City Taxi (518-822-8880)

Driving from NYC and Points South

Take the Taconic Parkway, Columbia County Exit at Rte. 82 Ancram/Hudson. Take Rte. 82 north/west to Rte. 9 (2nd traffic light). Follow Rte. 9 (Worth Avenue) North into the City of Hudson. At the first stop sign in Hudson, take a left on Warren Street. Hudson Hall is between 3rd and 4th Streets at 327 Warren.
Take the New York State Thruway, Exit 21 to Rte. 23. Cross the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Take left on Rte. 9G. Follow 3 miles into the City of Hudson. Take right on Warren Street. Hudson Hall is on the right, at 327 Warren Street.

Driving from Albany and Points North

Follow Rte. 9 South through Kinderhook to Hudson, about 25 miles. Follow Rte. 9 (Green Street) into the City of Hudson. Take a right onto Warren Street. Hudson Hall is located on Warren Street, on the left, between 3rd and 4th Streets, at 327 Warren Street.
Take the New York State Thruway, Exit 21, to Rte. 23. Cross the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Take left on Rte. 9G. Follow 3 miles into the City of Hudson. Take a right onto Warren Street (main thoroughfare). Hudson Hall is on the right, 327 Warren Street.

Driving from Massachusetts and Points East

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) onto the Berkshire Spur of the New York State Thruway (also Interstate 90). Continue west to the exit for the Taconic State Parkway.Take the Taconic State Parkway south to Columbia County Exit at Rte. 82 Ancram/Hudson. Take left from exit (Rte. 82) to 2nd traffic light to Rte. 9. Follow Rte. 9 North (Worth Avenue) into the City of Hudson. At the first stop sign in Hudson, take a left on Warren Street. Hudson Hall is between 3rd and 4th Streets at 327 Warren.
Take the Taconic State Parkway south to the Columbia County exit for Route 217, Philmont. Drive through Philmont on Route 217 to Claverack and Route 23. On the western side of Claverack follow signs for Route 23B into the City of Hudson. At the first light in Hudson, take a left on Warren Street. Hudson Hall is on the left, between 3rd and 4th Streets at 327 Warren.


On-street, metered parking is enforced Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm, except for federal holidays. Street meters are not in affect on Sundays. In municipal lots, metered parking is enforced Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, parking in Hudson’s municipal lots is free, with the exception of the lot across from the Amtrak station ($3.00 a day). Parking meters both on the street and in the municipal lots are $0.25 per hour.

If you plan to stay overnight, please note that the city enforces an alternate side of the street parking rule from midnight-8am. Cars must be moved to the odd side of the street when the next morning’s date is an odd number. If the next day is an even-numbered date, cars should be parked on the even side of the street by midnight.

Some side streets may offer non-metered parking as well.

Did you know that many of APTNE's sponsorship levels include free Symposium registrations and discounts?  Please consider becoming a new Sponsor for 2022 or renewing your lapsed sponsorship and show your support for APTNE and the preservation community.  Sign up here.  


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 Thank you for your continued support of APTNE! We look forward to seeing you in February! 



Thank you to the Symposium Committee for your amazing efforts: Chair: Corey Spitzer, Committee Members: Adrienne Cali, Alafia Akhtar, Brigitte Cook,         Ellen Lane, Jennifer Kearney, Jess Ouwerkerk, Michelle Dallhoff, Olga Hathaway


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