Release date: October 01, 2013

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.  It identified the station's connection to the City Beautiful Movement.  Ann worked closely with the City of Alexandria's Preservation Planning Office to prepare the nomination.

Ken Breslauer (MAHP 2000) received this year's Preservation Education Award from St. Petersburg (FL) Preservation for his book Historic Sites and Architecture of St. Petersburg, Florida (Parker, CO: Outskirts Press).  The book covers high-style architecture, mid-century buildings as well as roadside attractions that are typically under appreciated.

Ron Peters, AIA, AICP (MAHP 2001) was the keynote speaker at the recent Arizona Historic Preservation Conference held in Mesa, AZ.  Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to the State Urban Land Planning Oversight Committee also recently appointed him.  Ron is principal, Historic Streetscapes, LLC, which provides consultancy for historic buildings throughout Southwest United States.

Julia Fry, third year MAHP student, has Ben appointed to the Santa Clara (CA) County Historical Heritage Commission by the Board of Supervisors.  The Commission was established to inventory and evaluate the county's historic resources, protect them from adverse effects, and encourages their restoration, rehabilitation and continued use.   

Julie Braun-Williams (MAHP 2006) heads the Cultural Resources Management Program, Idaho National Laboratory, Battelle Energy Alliance/US Department of Energy.  The Laboratory, which covers nearly 900 square miles, has approximately 70,000 prehistoric archeological sites, several hundred historic sites and 100 historic buildings many of which are related to the early development of nuclear energy.

Chris Koenig (MAHP 2010) has a new position as with the United States Army Corps of Engineers Veterans Curation Program in its St. Louis, MO office.   The program trains returning veterans in the curation and management of the Corps archeological resources.  Previously Chris was with the Center for Archeological Research, Missouri Department of Transportation.

Kate Doak-Keszler has been selected as an Emerging Conservation Professional blogger by the International Centre for the Study of Restoration and Preservation of Cultural Properties (ICCROM).  Created by the United Nations in 1956, ICCROM focuses on the conservation of the world's cultural heritage through training, research and exchange of information.