Tom Whitmore inducted into The Association for Preservation Technology College of Fellows

The Christman Company is excited to announce the induction of Thomas R. Whitmore, Vice President of Historic Preservation, into the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) College of Fellows. This is the highest honor bestowed on APT members and recognizes their exceptional contributions to the preservation field and to APT. 

“Tom has a true passion for the art and science of historic preservation, and he has played a pivotal role in the success of Christman’s Historic Preservation Group,” said Steve Roznowski, President and CEO of The Christman Company. “He is a gifted leader and mentor, making sure the next generation of historic preservationists will continue this important work.” 

Trained as an architect at University of Michigan, Tom transitioned from the design field to general contracting and construction management early in his career. During this time, he developed his expertise in preservation technology on projects such as Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia Rotunda; the Old Senate Chamber and historic House of Delegates at the Maryland Statehouse; the Daughters of the American Revolution Headquarters; and multiple projects for the Architect of the Capitol including the US Capitol dome skirt, Cannon House Office Building and Russell Senate Office Building.

“Tom’s impact to preservation technology is profound,” said Ron Staley, FAPT, Senior Vice President of Historic Preservation for The Christman Company. “He has spent his professional career leading implementation of preservation technology work on some of the US’s most significant landmarks while also furthering the profession by extensively lecturing and sharing the knowledge he has gained from his career experiences.” 

Tom has lectured at the in the civil engineering department at Johns Hopkins University, helping students understand how cost estimating on historic preservation projects works and lends credibility to design solutions, as well as the value of investigative probes on existing structures and common budget pitfalls such as geotechnical issues and hazardous materials. He has also presented to the APT DC Chapter and the APTI annual conference, the Environment Virginia Conference on Sustainable Preservation, the Traditional Building Conference and Exhibition, the International Concrete Repair Institute Conference, and the State of Maryland Department of General Services and the Smithsonian Institute on the use of Construction Management and Integrated Project Delivery for complex preservation projects.

The APT selects up to six new Fellows every year who demonstrate service to promoting the best technology for preserving historic structures and their settings around the world. Fellows of APT are nominated by their colleagues and elected by a committee of APT members. Tom is the second member of Christman’s Historic Preservation Group to join this elite group. Christman Senior Vice President Ron Staley was inducted to the College of Fellows in 2005. 

The Association for Preservation Technology is the premier cross-disciplinary organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings.

 

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