Lynette Felber (MAHP 2012) has been appointed to the Bellingham (WA) Historic Preservation Commission. She has also opened her own firm, Chronicles Preservation Consultants, which specializes in documenting historic properties.full story]
Ann Horowitz (MAHP 2013) recently completed the nomination of Alexandria (VA) Union Station to the National register of Historic Places. The research was undertaken as part of her Historic Properties Documentation course in 2011.full story]
William Bushong, assistant professor, has been appointed director of the David M Rubenstein National center for White House history at Decatur House.full story]
President Obama has nominated Leonard Forsman as a member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. See More.[full story]
Dale Allen Gyure, associate professor and thesis director, MAHP Program, has been appointed to the Michigan State Historic Preservation Review Board. See More
Melanie Lytle (MAHP 2011) was part of a team that developed the historic context for postal facilities from 1940 - 1971. She was responsible for the modern architecture portion of the report.
Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Academic Catalog Now AvailableClick to view the Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Academic Catalog (PDF).
November 2011 MAHP NewsColorado Preservation Inc. was the recipient of a 2011 National Preservation Honor Award, along with USDA Forest Service, for HistoriCorps. The program is a model public/private partnership that puts people to work to save long-neglected historic buildings on public lands. See more [full story]
The Master of Arts in Historic Preservation brochure is now available.
Click here to download it. (PDF)[full story]
Gina DiBella, a third year MAHP student, is the recipient of a National Alliance of Preservation Commissions scholarship to attend the NAPC Bi-annual meeting in Norfolk, VA in July. Gina is, Chair, Greece NY Historic Preservation Commission and write frequently on preservation for the local newspaper.
Edie Wallace (MAHP 2003) is the Chair of The Friends of Tolson's Chapel, an African American chapel in Sharpsburg, Maryland. On Saturday, April 28, the Friends in collaboration with Antietam National Battlefield will sponsor a one day symposium entitled "Dignity of Freedom: Pathways through the Civil War and Beyond.
Kim O'Connell (MAHP 2006) published "The Trouble with Church Preservation" in the November 29, 2011 issue of Atlantic Cities Place Matters. The article explores the debate about the rights of religious organizations to control their properties versus the rights of communities to preserve and protect these historic and architecturally significant buildings. Kim also published "Repairing Windows Can beat replacing" for the January 12, 2012 issue of The Washington Times.
December 2011 MAHP News
Shelley Stokes-Hammond (MAHP 2011) is conducting oral histories of key individuals involved in developing the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library at Howard University. See more [full story]
Debra Pickrel (MAHP 2007) recently co-authored The Luxembourg House on Beekman Place: Three Portraits in Time. Published by the Consulate General of Luxembourg in New York, the book chronicles the history of 17 Beekman Place located between First Avenue and the East River from 49th to 51st Street in Manhattan.
Designed by Harold Sterner, 17 Beekman Place was commissioned by James Forrestal, a Wall Street executive who would later become the first Secretary of Defense when the Department of War was reorganized in 1947 under President Truman. For the next 42 years, 17 Beekman Street was home to Irving Berlin. A year after his death, the house was purchased by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for its cultural and diplomatic center in New York City.
Lavishly illustrated, Debra and her co-authors Pamela Hanlon and Marianne Matthews have written an engaging history of a New York City landmark.
MAHP program director Richard Wagner's architectural firm has won the 2010 Virginia Downtown Development Association's Merit Award for his design for a mixed use project in Middleburg, Virginia, involving both rehabilitation of listed historic buildings and new infill construction. The project fills in a gap on the town's main street, strengthening the community's historic commercial architecture.
Gina DiBella '11 writes about her 10-day on-campus residency experience in the Democrat and Chronicle. Click here to read the full story.[full story]
Rosalind (Roz) Magnuson (MAHP 1998) book Windows on the Past: An Illustrated Guide to Kennebunk's History through Architecture was recently published. Kennebunk, Maine has one of the most complete collections of intact Georgian through Colonial Revival domestic architecture in the country. Windows on the Past provides a brief synopsis of the architectural character of each building along with an overview of its history. Copies are available at the Brick House Museum in Kennebunk or on line from the museum at http://www.brickstoremuseum.org/[full story]
Christine Dalton (MAHP 2009), who has been the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Sanford, Florida, for the past three years, has passed the American Planning Association's examination to become an American Institute Certified Planner (AICP).[full story]
The Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies Commencement was held August 8. During the ceremony, the Alumnae/i and Lee Prizes as well as the McCullough Award recipients were announced.
Chris Koenig, a student in the MAHP program at Goucher, developed a preservation plan for Jefferson City, Missouri, as part of a class in Preservation Planning. This paper helped the city's Historic Preservation Commission create an historic preservation plan. Ralph Bray, Jefferson's City's preservation commission chairman, said, "Every certified local government needs a preservation plan."
"I learned quickly that Jefferson City was decades behind in effective preservation planning, especially in comparison to other cities statewide with the same population," said Koenig. He believes that a preservation plan "is long overdue, and we need to live up to our city slogan of 'You'll feel the history.'"[full story]
The latest issue of Preservation News, the publication of the Kansas Preservation Alliance, features Bernd Foerster, FAIA on its cover, as well as his article on 30 years of preservation in Kansas.[full story]
Huddleston Launches New Company Website
Connie Huddleston (MAHP '03) has recently launched a new website for her company, Interpreting Times Past.
The new site includes information about her company which specializes in historic site consulting and interpretation. It also includes information about her three books, including her latest book, Kentucky's Civilian Conservation Corps, the second volume in her series on the Civilian Conservation Corps. The first volume, Georgia's Civilian Conservation Corps, was published earlier this year.[full story]
Tom Balduf (MAHP '07), a community preservation specialist for the Western Regional Office of Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, has had his thesis adaptation, "Adaptive Use of 19th Century State Hospitals for the Insane," published in the Forum, Fall, 2009.[full story]
Debra Pickrel (MAHP '07), award-winning author, has written about architecture and design for many publications. Her article, "HEAT Rises Down Under Despite the Economy: Queensland's New Wave of Environmental Architects," was the featured article on ArchNewsNow.com.
Here is a link to her latest article in architectureweek, a new magazine of design and building.[full story]
Jim Hare (MAHP '01), director of Colorado Preservation, Inc., knew the chances were slim that Colorado lawmakers would approve $11 million to $30 million to fix the aging State Capitol Building. That's why his non-profit organization stepped in to start raising money to fix the building which is now partially rusted, decayed and damaged. They are calling the fundraising campaign "Bring it Home for the Dome."
Stuart Meck, MAHP adjunct assistant professor at Goucher, was recently appointed associate research professor in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University and director of its new Planning Practice Program.[full story]
Richard Wagner, Director and Professor, will give the keynote address at the 30th anniversary of the Kansas Preservation Alliance which he co-founded with Professor Bernd Foerster (Goucher College), Richard Longstreth (George Washington University) and Robert Melnick (Oregon State University). The annual meeting will be June 3-6 in Topeka, Kansas. This year’s title is Preservation in Times of Change. Wagner’s presentation is “Preservation: Is It Sustainable?"[full story]
Mary Saltarelli (MAHP '07) has published an article in Texas Co-op Power's June issues on petrified wood buildings which was her thesis topic. You can read the article here[full story]
James (Jim) Hare will become the executive director of Colorado Preservation, Inc. May 1. Prior to joining CPI, Jim was the director of Cornerstones Community Partnerships, a nationally recognized historic preservation organization serving New Mexico, Southern Colorado, West Texas and the Greater Southwest.[full story]
Kim O’Connell (MAHP ’06) recently launched a new blog for Traditional Building magazine titled "A Capital Column" (accessible at
Kim's first blog posts included a defense of Brutalism, a celebration of the Lincoln Memorial, and a rumination on the Barbie Dream House. Kim is a longtime contributor to Traditional Building magazine, among other publications. She welcomes comments on the blog and story ideas.[full story]
Leandra DeFeo (first year MAHP student) organized an exhibit "There is No Better Place in the Country fro a City: The Old Dominion Land Company and the Development of Newport News" currently being shown at the Newport News, Virginia, Public Library. It traces the development of the city from a farming community to one of the greatest seaports in the nation from the late 1870s to the turn of the 20th century. The online version of the exhibit can be seen at http://126.96.36.199/odlcexhibit/index/[full story]
Update on Alum's blog
Kim O’Connell (MAHP ’06), a freelance writer, recently launched a new blog for Traditional Building magazine titled "A Capital Column." Her latest posting includes an article about the Sixth National Forum on Historic Preservation Practice: A Critical Look at Sustainability and Historic Preservation. "I was pleasantly surprised at the diversity of case studies presented at Goucher, which not only included sustainable retrofits of existing and historic buildings, but also more complex places such as public works infrastructure and several cultural landscapes."
Kim's other blog posts included a defense of Brutalism, a celebration of the Lincoln Memorial, and a rumination on the Barbie Dream House. Kim is a longtime contributor to Traditional Building magazine. among other publications. She welcomes comments on the blog and story ideas.
You can read her blog here ww.traditional-building.com/Kim_OConnell[full story]
The Master of Arts in Historic Preservation program invites you to the Friends of Goucher Reception at the National Trust Preservation Conference in Tulsa. Join graduates, students, faculty, staff and friends Friday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. at McNellie's Public House, 409 East 1st (a short walk from conference headquarters).
Please RSVP by Friday, October 17, to the Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies at 800-697-4646 or email email@example.com
See you in Tulsa![full story]