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Architecture Specialty Group

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The Architecture Specialty Group (ASG) was formed in 1988 and has over 200 members. The ASG's primary goal is to ensure the best possible care for immovable cultural properties such as buildings, monuments, outdoor sculpture and heritage sites. The care of these sites takes into consideration their special needs and complex treatments.

At present, ASG concentrates its efforts on drawing together conservators and historic preservation specialists at the specialty group session at AIC annual meetings, and through other regional and interdisciplinary events. In past years, sessions have coordinated with the overall AIC conference theme, or concentrated on a single theme and frequently explore collaborative efforts with other AIC specialty groups. Additional sessions during annual meetings have included discussion groups on topics such or "tips sessions", and opportunities for presenting student research. ASG has also organized architectural walking tours at the annual meeting.

Members of the ASG are very active within the larger AIC organization helping to organize the Annual Meeting, teaching workshops, and participating on some of the national AIC Committees. The group also tries to maintain a strong connection to allied organizations of the architectural conservation specialty such as the U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS), the Association for Preservation Technology (APTI), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Preservation Trades Network (PTN).

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