Summer 2020 Professional Development Series: Historic Preservation

Summer 2020 Professional Development Series: Historic Preservation

Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 10:30am to Friday, August 7, 2020 - 10:30am

Virtual Discussion

Join historic preservation alumni in a series of virtual discussions for our current students and recent graduates. We are scheduling four panel discussions based on the concentrations: Architectural Conservation, Preservation Design, Preservation Planning, and Public History of the Built Environment. 

For the first half of the discussion each of our panelists will introduce themselves and give their perspective or the “state of the union” for the profession, especially considering the effects of the pandemic. During the second part of the discussion our panelists will offer advice on what should be included in an effective portfolio and resume. Panelists are encouraged to offer suggestions on how to efficiently engage in networking during this time of uncertainty. Choose the discussions you would like to join and RSVP with Kali Meeks.

Each discussion is scheduled for 10:30am (EST) on the following dates:

July 27: Preservation Design

  • Lindsay Bates (MSHP’14), Project Manager, Amtrak, ADA Stations
  • Shawn Evans (MArch’95), AIA, Principal and Director of Preservation and Cultural Projects, AOS Architects

July 31: Preservation Planning

  • Andrew Cushing (MSHP '16), Director of the Bureau of Historic Sites for NH State Parks
  • Arielle Harris (MSHP’17), Historic Preservation Specialist, FEMA, Philadelphia, Region 3
  • Moira Nadal (MSHP’13), Historic Preservation Specialist, District of Columbia’s Historic Preservation Office

August 4: Architectural Conservation

  • Jocelyn Chan (MSHP’15), Historic Preservation Specialist, U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA), Pacific Rim, Region 9
  • Bhawna Dandona (MSHP’06), Conservation Architect and faculty member at Sushant School of Art and Architecture
  • Lucy Midelfort  (MSHP’17), Architectural Conservator, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

August 7: Public History of the Built Environment

  • Margaret Back (MSHP’19), Preservation Manager for the South Region of Historic New England (formerly known as SPNEA)
  • Charlette Caldwell (MSHP’16), PhD student and Provost Diversity Fellow at Columbia University, president of the PWAA (Penn Weitzman Alumni Association)