The Window Preservation Alliance (WPA), a non-profit organization of window restorers, is reaching out to the next generation of window restorers by inviting three preservation students to become members of the WPA, funded through a scholarship gift. Sam Edwards, a student in the Building Preservation/Restoration program at Belmont College in Ohio; as well as Evan Zelezny-Green and Brin Carson, students in the Historic Preservation program at Savannah Technical College in Georgia, were nominated by their schools because they have shown a demonstrated interest in the preservation and restoration of original windows.
“We believe the future of our heritage windows is in the hands of the next generation of homeowners and craftspeople. If they value the beauty, craftsmanship and irreplaceable materials that comprise wood windows created before 1950, their enthusiasm--and social media savvy--may be just the push needed to save these old beauties and keep them out of the landfills,” said Steve Quillian, principal of Wood Window Makeover and board member of the WPA.
The scholarships for these student memberships were donated to the WPA by Lisa Sasser, principal of Quid Tum, Historic Building Consulting, in Amherst, NH. “We were delighted to receive Lisa Sasser‘s gift. By offering these funded memberships for students, the WPA is building bridges to the preservation schools and helping to create more resources for home and building owners who want to preserve, maintain and, when necessary, restore their heritage windows,” said Marybeth Robb, also a WPA board member.
The mission of the Window Preservation Alliance is to inspire the preservation of original windows by educating the public about the beauty, craftsmanship and energy efficiency of their windows and supporting the people and businesses that restore them. For more information, visit windowpreservationalliance.org or call Alison Hardy at 508-932-9320.
For more information on the historic preservation schools in this press release, contact:
David Mertz, Building Restoration/Preservation program, firstname.lastname@example.orgBenjamin Curran, Historic Preservation program, email@example.com