Preservation Alumni makes periodic grants to students currently enrolled in Columbia University’s Historic Preservation program. Recently, the funds have been used to cover travel, registration fees, accommodations, or other expenses related to attending or participating in a professional preservation-related conference. Typical grant amounts range from $250 – $500.

Students have been able to attend the following events with the help of the PA:

  • 2021
    • Keeping History Above Water in Charleston, South Carolina
      • Received by Ziming Wang (’22), who explains: “The 3-day program of this year’s KHAW conference featured both presentations and walking tours. Its highlight sessions from my perspective included panel discussions on design guidelines for flood adaptation hosted by National Park Service researchers and Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review, and tours of elevated buildings in downtown Charleston where we met with architects on the sites of various built projects.” Ziming used this experience to contribute to his thesis research the following year.
  • 2019
    • The Association of Preservation Technology International Annual Conference in Miami, Florida
    • Real Places: Preserving Historic Texas Conference in Austin, Texas
  • 2017
    • Design + Heritage Symposium in Philadelphia, PA
    • European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Glasgow, Scotland

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