NCPE will have a number of events/meetings during and immediately following pastforward 2014 – the annual meeting of the National Trust for Historic Preservation conference.

NCPE Exhibition Booth

NCPE members interested in featuring their program brochures can drop-off them off at table as the exhibition hall is set-up; please return by the close of the exhibition hall to retrieve materials. Please look for an email from Rebecca Sheppard with a sign-up form for students to work at the table.

PER Editorial Board Meeting

Thursday, November 13, 5:00-6:00pm Jen Library, SCAD, Corner of Abercorn and Broughton Streets
For more information, please contact Jeremy Wells or Rebecca Sheppard.

“Student Thinking, Student Perspectives:” Student Paper Competition

Thursday, November 13, 3:00-4:15pm. Savannah Harbor Conference Center
Lab: LTH150.
Recipients of competition (co-sponsored by NCPE and the National Trust for Historic Preservation) will present their papers.

“Collaborations between Building Artisans:” NCPE Affiliate Session

Thursday, November 13, 11:15am-2:45pm. Savannah Technical College
Traditional building artisans are commonly identified with the crafts they practice yet their work is dependent on communication and teamwork with other specialists. Session participants will gain insight into how craftsman interact through a demonstration of stone carving and leaded glass repair entailed in the restoration of a quatrefoil window. Presented by Session Manager: Steven Hartley, Savannah Technical College and Simeon Warren, American College of the Building Arts. Meet at from Lucas Theater; participants will return to the Westin Hotel. This is a free program but registration is required. Please register with Lauren Bricker,, (909) 241-3021 or Steven Hartley,, (912) 398-0645.

Student Reception, Co-Sponsored by NCPE and SCAD

Thursday, November 13, 7:30-9:00pm. Poetter Hall, SCAD, 342 Bull Street.
Congratulate this year’s NCPE/National Trust student speakers and meet other emerging scholars and preservation faculty from NCPE member institutions at the reception. The former armory for Savannah’s Volunteer Guard was designed by Bostonian William Preston and opened in 1892. When the university welcomed its first preservation students in 1979 the armory’s ballroom on the second floor had been reinvented as SCAD’s first library. Today it serves as the May Poetter Gallery and is used for important gatherings. This event is open to faculty and students attending the conference. Please wear your badge or bring your college I.D. and proof of age.

NCPE Annual Meeting

Friday, November 14, 3:30-5:30pm. Savannah Technical College, Learning Enrichment Center, 5717 White Bluff Road.

Meeting will follow conference closing plenary luncheon. Please let Lauren Bricker know if you need a ride to the meeting, (909) 241-3021 or

Tour of Savannah Technical College Studio/Laboratory Facilities

Steve Hartley will lead a tour of Savannah Technical College’s preservation facilities between the Annual Meeting and Fitch dinner.

James Marston Fitch Dinner

Friday, November 14, beginning at 6:30pm. Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, Eckburg Auditorium.

The 2014 James Marston Fitch Award will be presented to Professor John C. Waters, University of Georgia.

John C. Waters

John C. Waters

NCPE is honored to present the 2014 James Marston Fitch Award to Professor John C. Waters, University of Georgia. The award recognizes individuals who have contributed substantially to the advancement of historic preservation education in the United States and for outstanding achievements. Professor Waters created the Master of Historic Preservation program at the University of Georgia (1982), as well as its certificate program (1987) and a joint JD/MHP (1987). In 2003, he received The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Mary Gregory Jewett Award, its highest award and in 2007 the Governor’s Award in the Humanities. Mr. Waters pioneered preservation legislation in the State of Georgia, wrote preservation plans for numerous cities, was instrumental in establishing several historical foundations and chaired the Georgia National Register Review Board, to name only a partial list of his accomplishments. He also founded Sigma Pi Kappa, the only international historic preservation honor society, at UGA in 1991, which has a number of affiliate chapters all across the country. The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, of which he was a founder, president, and trustee, established the John C. Waters Preservation Scholarship Fund to honor his contribution.

The award will be presented at the annual James Marston Fitch dinner, which this year will be held on the campus of Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, Georgia, on Friday, November 14th in the Eckburg Auditorium, beginning at 6:30pm. Dinner will be prepared by Savannah Tech.’s award-winning Chef Jean Vendeville. The cost of a ticket is $28.00, which can be purchased here. Please specify if you desire a vegetarian meal.

NCPE’s Objectives

  • Encouraging and assisting in the development and improvement of historic preservation education programs and endeavors in the United States and elsewhere;
  • Coordinating efforts related to preservation education with public and private organizations and interested individuals;
  • Facilitating the collection, exchange and dissemination of information and ideas concerning preservation education;
  • Creating public awareness of endeavors in preservation education.