On October 28, the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) presented Julia Gersovitz with their highest honour, the Harley J. McKee Award. Julia is one of the founding partners of the architectural firm of Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet & associés, with offices in Montreal and Toronto.
The citation for the award stated: “The APT recognizes Julia Gersovitz’s work as a pioneer in four interrelated conservation architecture sectors – private practice, teaching, design review commissions and grassroots activism and, for being a prolific, generous and collaborative educator, a mentor, and an activist. She is decidedly a forerunner for women and all professionals in the field of conservation in North America.”
The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) is a cross-disciplinary, membership organization (1,550 members) dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings. The Harley J. McKee Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of preservation technology.