Assistant Chief Historical Architect, National Park Service, Park Historic Structures & Cultural Landscapes Program, Washington, DC.  4/93-10/96.

The Park Historic Architecture Program provides leadership, oversight, and coordination of activities related to the protection, preservation, and maintenance of 26,000 historic structures in the National Park System.  Duties and accomplishments as the Park Historic Architecture Program Manager included:

  • Providing technical guidance to Parks, Regional Offices, and Program Centers on methods for management, treatment, and maintenance of historic structures.
  • Serving on the technical review committee for preservation of the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.
  • Development of a prototype web-based technical manual on preparation of Historic Structure Reports.
  • Providing technical assistance to NPS Field areas, other agencies, and the public in response to requests for information on preservation philosophy and methods.
  • Developing and administering Cultural Resource Training Initiative (CRTI) grants.
  • Supporting development and implementation of the Inventory and Condition Assessment Program (ICAP) by beta testing all software releases, assisting in administration of the software development contract, providing technical assistance to users, and coordinating six, 40-hour training workshops.
  • Initiated development of the Historic Property Preservation Database (HPPD) by drafting NPS standard work task procedures for preservation maintenance operations.
  • Initiated and participated in the development of interagency preservation training programs and served as a mentor in the Preservation and Skills Training Program (PAST)
  • Drafted "Essential Competencies" for NPS Preservation Specialists,
Promoted the NPS preservation program through active involvement with external groups such as US/ICOMOS, the American Institute of Architects Historic Resources Committee, Association for Preservation Technology, and the Preservation Trades Network.