Link to the Architectural Specialty Group
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).