Racheal Lute, Secretary, is an engineer with Raths, Raths & Johnson and a lecturer in the Historic Preservation graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin. 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 14 years of engineering experience specializing in the areas of rehabilitation and preservation of building enclosures with a focus on evaluating material performance. Her work encompasses many aspects of architectural conservation and rehabilitation, from research to implementation. Her professional experience includes laboratory analysis of construction materials, field investigation, and condition assessment of numerous building types. She specializes in the assessment of concrete and masonry structures providing mitigation strategies for material deterioration. Formerly, she also worked as a consulting engineer for architectural repair and rehabilitation projects in Washington, DC and surrounding Metro areas. She is particularly interested in materials conservation as it pertains to concrete and masonry structures.