The Association for Preservation International has selected Thomas Jester, AIA, FAPT, LEED AP to receive the Martin E. Weaver Award for his article entitled "Aluminum Finishes in Postwar Architecture". The award was presented at APTIs 2015 conference: CONVERGENCE which was held November 1-5 in Kansas City.  
 
The Martin E. Weaver Award recognizes the article that best demonstrates excellence in the history of technology, training and education in historic preservation, or in the investigation and treatment of wood in historic buildings and artifacts. This award was created in 2008 to honor the memory of Martin E. Weaver, an architect, architectural conservator and former APT President. Weaver was a noted historic preservation lecturer, and taught at Columbia University from 1991-2004. 
 
Jester's article was originally published in Volume 46:1, 2015 of the Association's scholarly publication,The Bulletin which is peer-reviewed and produced three times annually. The article details the increased use of aluminum alloys and wide-ranging finishes after World War II. Jester presents detailed and in-depth understanding of the evolution and range of aluminum finishes that is critical to making sound preservation treatment decisions for the renewal of postwar buildings as they age and increasingly require restoration.