George Wheeler receives the Harley J. McKee Award

Media Advisory
21 November 2016
The Columbia GSAPP Historic Preservation Program’s Director of Conservation, George Wheeler, received the Association for Preservation Technology’s highest honor – The Harley J. McKee Award – which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of preservation technology. First presented in 1985, this award is named for the late Harley J. McKee (1905-1976), the second president of APT. In bestowing the award on Dr. Wheeler at APT’s annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, earlier in November, President and Historic Preservation Program alumnus, Dean Koga lauded Wheeler on his significant contributions to the field including his seminal book, Alkoxysilanes and the Consolidation of Stone, published by the J. Paul Getty Trust.
Professor Wheeler with former students Ben Sabatini (left) and Will Raynolds (right) at the archaeological site of Selinutnte in western Sicily.
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The Mc“Key” to success is Columbia GSAPP’s Historic Preservation Program

The Association for Preservation Technology’s highest honor is the Harley J. McKee Award. Established in 1985 it honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of preservation technology. Since its inception a remarkable five HP Program alumni and four faculty members have received this award. The below photo shows several past awardees and this year’s recipient, Director of Conservation, George Wheeler, taken at the November 2016 APT Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas

Left to right: alumni Mike Jackson, Julia Gersovitz, and Jack Waite with faculty George Wheeler and Norman Weiss. In the background is APT President, alumnus Dean Koga, who presented the award to Wheeler.
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