Sponsored/put together by the Northwest Section.
Texas cities often struggle with knowing how to best promote historic preservation. The topic can be controversial, but can also help shape a unique and memorable community. In this session, a panel of experts on historic preservation will answer key questions that touch on educating others, using design standards, creating effective possible ordinances, dealing with emerging new building materials, creating collaborative partnerships, aiding historic preservation boards, and the economics of preservation. The session will end with time for Q&A from the audience.
AJ Fawver, AICP
Madeline Clites, Certified Local Government
Coordinator, Texas Historical Commission
As the State Coordinator for the Certified Local Government Program in Texas, Madeline assists local communities develop and enhance effective local preservation programs to save significant historic resources. Madeline joined the Texas Historical Commission in 2014 as the Program Specialist for ... Read More
Larry Abrigg, former Historic Preservation
Officer, Planner, & Consultant
Larry Abrigg has extensive experience in historic preservation both as a planner and as a consultant. He is the 2007 winner of the Maxine Perini Award, recognizing outstanding service to Taylor County, Texas, in the preservation of its history. He worked at ... Read More
Jim Doche, Consulting Architect, McCartt &
Jim Doche, FAIA, was a founding partner of Wilson/Doche Architects, Inc. (presently WD Architects) in 1971. Throughout his professional career, Doche has played an active role in the architectural design community as well as the political community. He has contributed to most of WD Architect's major projects through direct design involvement or in an oversight review capacity. His experience includes project programming and design; and, project management and construction observation. In 2011 while both partners were considering retirement, they merged their firm with Parkhill Smith & Cooper. Doche retired from PSC in 2014. After a two year lull he became a Consulting Architect with McCartt & Associates (a Commercial Real ... Read More
Evan Thompson, Executive Director,
Evan Thompson is the executive director of Preservation Texas. Prior to joining PT in 2014, he served for four years as executive director of the Preservation Society of Charleston (2010-2014) and served for six years as executive director of Historic Beaufort Foundation (2004-2010), both ... Read More
Matt Synatschk, former Historic Planner, City of
Georgetown & Development Manager for Matkin
Matt Synatschk serves as the development manager for Matkin Hoover Engineering and Survey. His primary role is project management and interfacing with local governments and other regulatory entities to process development applications. Matt previously worked as the ... Read More