MAHP January News

Release date: January 10, 2011

Debra Pickrel (MAHP '07) recently launched a new website for her business, Pickrel Communications, located in New York: Her firm is a comprehensive consultancy engaged in messaging and marketing to fuel the architecture, interior design, and built heritage businesses. Its core expertise lies in brand and image building, strategic development, and client cultivation, implemented through the creation of materials and websites, publications and books, and public relations campaigns. Debra is also an award-winning co-author. Her writings in her most recent book, The Luxembourg House on Beekman Place: Three Portraits in Time, are based on the urban history paper for which she won the 2006 Julia Rogers Research Prize in the graduate student category at Goucher.

Betsy Bradley, Thesis Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor, MAHP Program, has been appointed Director, City of St. Louis Cultural resources Office. The Cultural Resources Office was established in 1999 as the successor for a number of city agencies concerned with enhancing and preserving St. Louis' landscape and architectural heritage since the City Beautiful movement in the early 20th century. With a staff of four, Professor Bradley directs an agency that oversees 17 historic districts and dozens of individual landmarks, reviews proposed changes to historic buildings and districts, and has numerous educational programs devoted to the city's history, architecture, landscapes and culture.

Richard Brandi (MAHP 2008) is with PBSJ Corporation's San Francisco office working on Section 106 Compliance for preliminary studies of rights-of-way for a 47 mile segment of the California High Speed Train project. To date, they have surveyed over 6,000 resources. Richard recently gave a presentation in Japan on refugee shacks housing people after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Applications for the August 2011 residency are due Feb. 18. Click here to apply.