Annual Membership Meeting

  • 29 Jan 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Standard Tap, 2nd and Poplar Streets, Philadelphia, PA


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Join us at the Association for Preservation Technology Meeting, Delaware Valley Chapter Annual Meeting at 6pm on Thursday, January 29. We'll gather at the second floor bar at the Standard Tap at 2nd and Poplar in Philadelphia for substantial snacks and cash bar. Spend a few hours catching up with your fellow preservation colleagues as we battle the cold weather by the warmth of the fireplace.

This year's slate of Board Candidates are

Stephanie Valentine, AIA, LEED AP

Stephanie has a degree in architecture and a certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Cincinnati.  She has worked at Vitetta Architects and Engineers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the last ten years. As a project architect she has worked on the restoration and rehabilitation of buildings such as the Philadelphia City Hall, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building and the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. She completed the RESTORE course on masonry restoration in 2009. She is LEED certified and has worked on several projects using green technologies.  In 2014, she was a participant in the Cultural Built Heritage Course at ICCROM in Rome as well as completed the two professional courses at the Scottish Lime Center.  In her free time she works as an interpreter at Fonthill Castle, a historic house museum constructed in 1908 of reinforced concrete.

Wanda López Bobonis

Wanda López Bobonis' career began in San Juan, Puerto Rico where she completed her Bachelor of Architecture. During her college years she developed a strong interest in architectural technology and historic preservation. She also holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Her professional career spans over ten years in the field of architecture and historic preservation for projects in Puerto Rico and United States. Some of these projects include the stabilization of historic paintings at San José Church in Old San Juan and the San Juan Customs House Temporary Stabilization Plan. In addition she has worked on the conditions assessment for the Pennsylvania Hospital’s Pine Building and Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania, and in the construction administration for the Modernization of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC. More recently she worked as a historical architect in the construction administration and repairs assessment for the Washington Union Station’s Main Hall ceiling repairs. Throughout her career Wanda has specialized in documentation, design detailing, construction documentation and administration. At present Wanda works as a design project manager with CH2M Hill for Amtrak's Accessible Stations Development Program, where she also serves as a historic preservation consultant.

John M. Evans, AIA, LEED AP

Over the past 13 years, John has been involved in preservation projects in the Philadelphia area as an architect, architectural conservator, and restoration contractor. While studying Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania, he began work at the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust in Philadelphia, utilizing his unique combination of hands-on skills and technical expertise. Since 2005, when he joined the Preservation Design Studio at HillierARCHITECTURE, John’s career has focused on the preservation, restoration and reuse of nationally significant historic structures, including President Lincoln’s Cottage, the Virginia State Capitol, the Wyoming State Capitol, and Washington Crossing Historic Park. He is currently an Associate and Project Architect at Preservation Design Partnership [PDP]. In addition to his involvement in individual projects, his role at PDP is to lead the coordination of technology and documentation techniques applied to preservation architecture. This includes the implementation of BIM and GIS, as well as coordination of photogrammetry and non-destructive testing into design and construction documentation. He also plays a key role in the integration of sustainable design and preservation in PDP’s work.

Kathleen Abplanalp

Kathleen Abplanalp is an architectural historian at EBI Consulting, a Boston-based firm. Prior to her employment with EBI, Ms. Abplanalp worked as independent historic preservation consultant in the Philadelphia area. Ms. Abplanalp, who has a Ph.D. in American history with a concentration in material culture, focuses her work on the management of cultural resources. Her work experience includes drafting historic district nominations, historical and architectural surveys, and Historic Structures Reports. Ms. Abplanalp is Vice Chair of the Lower Merion Historical Architectural Review Board and a board member on the Lower Merion Conservancy. She has been active in many preservation-initiatives aimed at protecting historic resources.