Association for Preservation Technology International:
APT TEXAS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Andrew Billingsley, President & Webmaster, is the Director of the Center for Heritage Conservation and an Assistant Lecturer at Texas A&M University. Throughout his career he has been involved in the preservation, non-destructive evaluation, and documentation of historic sites and structures in the United States and abroad. He holds a M.S. in Architecture at Texas A&M University, with a graduate certificate in Historic Preservation, and a B.S. degree from California State University, Chico in Concrete Industry Management, with a Minor in Business Administration. Andrew is an active member of the Association for Preservation Technology International, the Construction History Society of America, the Archaeological Institute of America, the International Concrete Repair Institute, and the American Concrete Institute. He has also formally held a position on the Board of Directors for the Concrete Preservation Institute, where he was an Instructor and Project Manager for their field school on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, California.
Lorelei Willett, Vice President, works with the Texas Historical Commission under the Certified Local Government (CLG) Program. Her work involves connecting CLGs across the state and training local commissions on important topics like community outreach, preservation planning and design review. She had also served as a senior planner with the City of Houston, and was one of the APT Texas Houston/Galveston Regional Co-Directors prior to moving to Austin. She received a B.A. in History from Texas A&M University before receiving a M.Sc. in Architectural Conservation from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK. Lorelei also serves as the Social Media Coordinator for APT Texas.
Katie Totman, Treasurer, is a historic preservation specialist with the City of San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation (OHP), and has been with their office since September 2015. Her role with OHP, along with maintaining the older home in which she lives, has helped Katie develop and grow her love of historic window restoration. Over the past three years, Katie has attended several hands-on wood window restoration workshops, restored the windows on her home, and led several local workshops and courses pertaining to the importance of window restoration and maintenance.
Racheal Lute, Secretary, is a lecturer in the Historic Preservation graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin. She is also a practicing engineer and is currently a member of the Construction Materials R&D Team at Katerra. She holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, all from The University of Texas at Austin. Racheal has been involved in many aspects of architectural conservation and rehabilitation, from research to implementation. She was actively involved in concrete durability research for over a decade. This included laboratory research and related field work as part of various studies sponsored by TxDOT and the City of Austin. The focus of this research was evaluating the durability of various construction materials, particularly concrete, and developing mitigation techniques for material deterioration. Formerly, she also worked as a consulting engineer for architectural repair and rehabilitation projects in the Mid-Atlantic Region. She is particularly interested in materials conservation as it pertains to concrete and masonry structures.
Izabella Nuckels, Immediate Past-President, is an Austin-based architectural conservator. She is a Lecturer in the University of Texas at Austin Historic Preservation graduate program, preservation consultant, and Historic Preservation Specialist at Post Oak Preservation Solutions. Izabella holds a BA in Urban Studies with a concentration in architecture from Barnard College and a MS in Historic Preservation with an emphasis in materials conservation from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. Both of her theses explored the ethics and practicality of preserving the total work of art within the built environment, examining aspects such as space, color, and secondary domestic material culture. Izabella has particular interests in the conservation and preservation of vernacular resources, preventative maintenance, and historic color.
APT TEXAS REGIONAL DIRECTORS & LIAISONS
Yung-Ju Kim, Austin Region Co-Director, after working ten years in corporate consulting industry, she shifted her career to architecture where she earned degrees in Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Historic Preservation at the University of Texas at Austin. Her interest includes adaptive reuse, material conservation, and community revitalization with an emphasis on cultural preservation. She is a Fulbright Scholar whose research documented the cultural landscapes and social injustice witnessed during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic development. Yung-Ju is employed at Lord Aeck Sargent and involved in rehabilitation project of the county probate courthouse.
Betsy Frederick-Rothwell, Austin Region Co-Director...
Kerry Goelzer, Houston/Galveston Regional Co-Director, is an architect, founder of Kerry Goelzer Associates, an architectural firm focused on historic building renovations, adaptive reuse and rejuvenating urban parks. As a long time Houstonian, she is focused on preserving Houston’s architectural heritage, especially its more recent past. She is an active member of local preservation groups including AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee, Houston MOD, Preservation Houston, Rice Historical Society, and previously served on the Houston Archeological and Historical Commission. She holds a BA and BArch in Architecture from Rice University, and Master in Urban Planning from CCNY-NYC.
Olivia Tarricone, Houston Regional Co-Director, is a Preservation Architect for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, located in Houston. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a Registered Architect in the State of Pennsylvania. Olivia has been with the National Trust since 2017 where she supports the Preservation Services & Outreach Department, the National Fund for Sacred Places grant program and advocates for quality design services on behalf of The Trust’s partner organizations. Before joining the Trust, she worked in the private sector on a range of projects from large hospitals to small preservation and rehabilitation projects in Philadelphia.
Priya Jain, Central Texas Regional Co-Director, is a registered architect with 12 years of professional experience working on design and adaptive reuse projects for academic and institutional clients in the United States and India. Currently, an Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, she is engaged in teaching and research that draws from various aspects of historic preservation practice and theory. Previously as a Senior Associate/Historic Preservation Expert at EYP Architecture and Engineering and an Associate at Goody Clancy Architects in Boston, she managed multiple renovations of nationally significant buildings and co-authored a number of Historic Structures Reports and Conservation Master Plans, including those for the Richardson Olmsted Complex in Buffalo and the Jewett Arts Center at Wellesley College. Other notable projects where she has played a leading role include restoration of Trinity Church in Boston and the adaptive reuse of St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington DC for the federal government. Priya has presented at various local, regional and international conferences including the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI), ABX and the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association.
David Preziosi, Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Co-Director, grew up in New Jersey and moved to Plano, Texas in high school before attending Texas A&M University where he received a Bachelor of Environmental Design, a Master of Urban Planning, and a Historic Preservation Certificate. After graduation in 1996 he moved to historic Natchez, Mississippi and served as the Assistant City Planner and then the City Planner. He became the Executive Director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust, a statewide preservation nonprofit organization, in 2002. His work there included education, advocacy, cultural resource survey work, and responding to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina on historic buildings. In 2012, he became the Executive Director of Preservation Dallas, an organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of the city’s historic places. Since his time at Preservation Dallas he has expanded programing and events, co-developed an Architectural Styles exhibit and booklet, and worked on the creation of the Pegasus Urban Trails Mobile App for downtown Dallas. David received his American Institute of Certified Planners designation in 2000 and was heavily involved in the Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association where he served as president. In addition, he has also been involved with the Center for Heritage Conservation at Texas A&M University and is on the board of the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League in Dallas.
Nancy McCoy FAIA FAPT, Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Co-Director, is the founding principal of McCoy Collaborative Preservation Architecture. A seasoned preservation architect, she has national experience and recognition gained over thirty-five years of practice managing change in historic buildings. Her experience covers many facets of historic preservation but focuses on a holistic methodology for design that balances contemporary goals with the long-term preservation of the building or place. Projects adapting historic buildings include National Historic Landmarks such as the U. S. Custom House in New York City, the Kansas City Union Station, the Department of the Interior Building, and Fair Park in Dallas. Her work has been recognized with National Trust Honor Awards, state and local awards, and with Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects and the Association for Preservation Technology International.
Anna Nau, San Antonio Regional Director, is a preservationist and architectural historian with Ford, Powell & Carson Architects, where she has worked for over a decade. Her experience ranges from conditions assessments and historic structure reports to complex conservation and preservation projects for the Texas Governor’s Mansion, the Alamo, and the churches of the San Antonio Missions. From 2012 to 2015, she served on the writing team for the San Antonio Missions’ successful nomination to the UNESCO World Heritage List. She holds a BA in Art History from Southwestern University, a MA in architectural history from the University of Virginia, a MSc in architectural conservation from the University of Edinburgh, and recently completed her PhD in architecture from the University of Texas. Her doctoral research examined the role of the architecture profession in the early development of preservation practice in the late 19th and early 20th -century United States. Anna has been a member of APTI since 2011 and served on the local planning committee for the 2016 annual conference in San Antonio.
Juan Velez, South Region Director, is an architect and building engineer from Spain. He earned the B.Arch. and the B.Sc. from Universidad Europea de Madrid. He also has a Master of Arts in Education from Universidad Internacional de La Rioja and an Associate Architecture degree from Escuela Universitaria de Arquitectura Tecnica (Madrid). He has worked as an architect and associate architect on historic buildings and Roman roads for Comunidad de Madrid and Junta de Castilla y Leon. He is currently the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Brownsville, TX. Juan is a board member at the Cameron County Historical Commission and at the Brownsville Historical Association. He loves painting watercolors and water inks of historical buildings and research historical data in order to establish a coherent basis to rehabilitate the buildings and a deeper knowledge of his birthplace, so he can later explain why Brownsville is so unique.
Mahyar Hadighi, West Texas Regional Director, is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and director of Historic Preservation and Design program at Texas Tech University. Mahyar’s professional background includes education, research, practice, and teaching in both architecture and historic preservation. He received his Ph.D. in architecture from Penn State with a focus on hybridity in architectural design in mid-twentieth-century U.S. college towns. For his master’s degree in historic preservation planning from Cornell University, he concentrated on documenting and analyzing local mid-century domestic architecture. In pursuing his professional Master of Architecture degree, he gained a background in modern practice and contextualization in architectural design. As a practitioner, researcher, and educator, Mahyar concentrates on modernism understood in relation to historical and contemporary contexts: In particular, he documents local adaptations of modern architecture, which he then analyzes via computational design methodologies in order both to preserve them as characteristic of place and to consider them for additional locales and purposes.
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