The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) has inducted QEA’s Thomas Jester, AIA, LEED AP to its College of Fellows. The investiture ceremony was part of the APT Tribute Gala held Sunday, 13 October 2013 at the New York Public Library.
The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) is a cross-disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings. Its College of Fellows honors those members who have provided valuable services to the preservation field and to APT. Each year at the APT annual conference the College of Fellows inducts up to six new members. The College of Fellows fulfills a variety of salient functions within APT. Overall the college advises the Board of Directors on issues regarding the advancement of philosophy and practice of preservation technology.
The jury recognized Jester for his significant contributions to the field of preservation technology, in the numerous publications and conferences for which he has been the author, leader or major contributor, including Guest Editor for the APT Bulletin and Editor of the APT Communiqué and Editor of the book Twentieth-Century Building Materials: History and Conservation (McGraw-Hill,1995). He was honored for his past service to APT on the Board of Directors, Co-Chairmanship of the Technical Committee on Modern Heritage, as Program Chair for the combined APT/HPEF Preserving the Recent Past Conference and his ongoing active participation in the APT/DC Chapter. Finally, he has also provided service to the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission.
Mr. Jester is a project manager and Associate at Quinn Evans Architects. In addition to involvement with APT, he is active in the International Committee for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement (DOCOMOMO). Mr. Jester is a member of the American Institute of Architects, and holds a B.A. from Colby College (1988), a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania (1991), and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland (1999). His work includes the master plan for the renovation and greening of the AIA Headquarters, the National Academy of Sciences Headquarters, the Benjamin Franklin Museum, and Eastern Market. He is currently serving as project manager for the envelope revitalization of the National Air and Space Museum.
Tom Jester was inducted into the Association for Preservation Technology International's College of Fellows