MemberVincent Michael

…“Reform the National Register of Historic Places” chapter in Historic Preservation: The Next Fifty Years, Wagner and Patterson, Eds., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018

“St. Thomas Apostle Church” in Art Deco Chicago, Bruegmann, Robert, Ed. Yale University Press, 2017

Afterword: “A Lost Rest”, in The Last Stop: Vanishing Rest Stops of the American Roadside, by Ryann Ford (Introduction by Joanna Dowling, Foreword by Joe Ely), powerHouse Books, 2016

Partnership Planning in Guizhou villages. Traditional Chinese Village Bulletin, September 2015

Diversity in Preservation: Rethinking Standards and Practices, forum journal, Spring 2014 Vol. 28. No. 3

The Architecture of Barry Byrne: Taking the Prairie School to Europe, University of Illinois Press, June 2013…

Vincent L. Michael, PhD, Executive Director of the Conservation Society of San Antonio, is Trustee Emeritus of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, where he was Vice Chair of the Preservation and Sites Committee and the Diversity Task Force.  His 37 year career in heritage conservation includes senior positions such as Chair of the National Council for Preservation Education and John Bryan Chair of Historic Preservation at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he taught historic preservation for 16 years.  A prominent keynote speaker and widely read writer, Vincent has also worked on heritage projects in Asia, South America and Europe.

MemberCharlotte Pressler

Professor Emerita: English / Philosophy Director of Honors Program at South Florida State College, Avon Park FL. Retired July 31, 2020 Project Director: NEH Grant “A Sense of Home” An organizer of the “Teaching Philosophy” symposium held annually at the Florida Philosophical Association conference. Chair of the City of Sebring Historic Preservation Commission.

MemberMarika Dalley Snider

PhD, Middle East Studies / History, Architecture and Urbanism, University of Utah, 2012

Dissertation: Entropy and Exclusivity: Changes in Gendered Space in the Retail Environment, Alexandria, Egypt: 1970-2011
Fieldwork, intermittently 2009-2011
Study Abroad, Alexandria, Egypt, 2007

Master of Design Studies in Historic Preservation, Boston Architectural College, 2018

Capstone: Cinematographic Visual Effects Principles for Digital Restorations of Historic Structures: Creating a Visualization Plan for the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Cincinnati, Ohio
Focus on International Heritage
Heritage Study Tour, Northern New Mexico, Teaching Assistant

Master of Architecture, University of Kansas

Study Abroad, Siena, Italy

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, The Ohio State University

Marika Dalley Snider, PhD, AIA is a storyteller who celebrates the small, the forgotten, and the under-appreciated architecture and its associated people through film, research, and historic preservation. Marika teaches undergraduate and graduate architectural design studios, the architecture history series, and professional practice at the University of Memphis. Currently she is working on the National Register for Historic Preservation application for Orange Mound, Memphis, the oldest neighborhood in the US (1890) built by and for African-Americans. As part of this research she is doing a digital restoration of a portion of Orange Mound using 3D models and a gaming engine. She is also working on visualization projects in the Hypostyle Hall at the Great Temple of Karnak, Egypt. Previously, she was a project architect doing museum-quality restorations on (Ohio) state-owned historic sites. Projects include well-known sites like the houses of President Harding and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Hopewell and Fort Ancient indigenous sites, as well as historically-sensitive maintenance projects on lesser known sites. Marika’s traditional research examines architecture and urban space in the Middle East. Additionally, Marika is an a amateur documentary filmmaker whose films have been screened internationally.

MemberRobert J. Hotes

…University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:  1991, Master of Architecture; 1993, Certificate in Historic Preservation

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey:  1985, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Architecture and Civil Engineering Program, cum laude


My career is grounded in the understanding that the design of our built environment is integral to our quality of life. A passion for the past, combined with a commitment to a sustainable future, has guided a practice focused on working with existing buildings, including all forms of rehabilitation and additions, spanning the 18th to the 21st centuries. With degrees in architecture, historic preservation and civil engineering, I have an integrated and holistic approach to design, and, although my experience crosses a variety of building and client types, I have concentrated on work for organizations that share my belief in the value of our built heritage, particularly governmental, educational and other non-profit institutions. Following advanced training and experience in Italy, Russia and France, I have developed a keen interest in the global practice of heritage conservation. I speak and write frequently on architecture, preservation and sustainable design, and I have lectured at numerous professional conferences and symposia throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

MemberSarah M Dreller, PhD

…018, project role: author]
— COMING SOON! watch Sarah’s talk: “The Vanishing Porch in Perspective: A Case Study of Public Architectural History Scholarship” (Architectural History at UVA: Richard Guy Wilson + Our Community of Scholars, 15-16 November 2019, Charlottesville, VA, RGW Symposium website)

Afterimages, an online exhibition about the intersection of democratic free expression and historic preservation in Chile, hosted by Humanities Commons [launched November 2017, project role: digital humanities advising & editing]
— Sarah’s Platypus blog post about Afterimages

FONDEF Built Heritage Reference Collection, an online presentation of historical information about four Chilean national monuments, hosted by Humanities Commons [project role: web site designer and editor]…

“Bertram G. Goodhue’s ‘Alexandrian’ Style: The National Academy of Sciences Building, 1919-24,” Master’s thesis. University of Virginia, 1999.

[contact Sarah for complete list]

Selected preservation planning documents:
Primary Author/Architectural historian for award-winning rehabilitation and adaptive reuse project, including a National Register of Historic Places nomination, a Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit application and a California Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program application. “Old Engine Co. No. 2.” Carey & Co. Architecture, Preservation & Planning, San Francisco: 2002-03.

Co-Author/Architectural historian for “Hawai’i National Park Discontiguous District” National Register Nomination. Prepared for the National Park Service Western Regional O…

I am a Chicago-area architectural historian and researcher specializing in the history of the U.S. built environment from the 1780s through the 1980s. I also have an award-wining professional background in historic preservation project management as well as a demonstrable record of proactive equity-focused decision-making. I am a qualified Architectural Historian under the United States Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards 36 CFR Appendix A to Part 61(c). As a public service to my community, I am a member of the City of Evanston’s Preservation Commission. Read/listen to me discuss how I have used the Humanities Commons platform to share my research and connect with other humanists: HC User Spotlight: Sarah M. Dreller. I also own a landmarked farmhouse and spend much of my free time trying to make careful stewardship decisions about the building and its related landscape. I enjoy being active outside and discovering creative combinations of art and science. I am determined to attend NASA Space Camp one day.

MemberCatherine Rose Ettinger

I am an architect and architectural historian. My research focuses on twentieth-century and contemporary Mexican architecture with a specific interest in the confrontation of traditional and modern modes of construction, the circulation of ideas among American countries, and the historiography of Mexican architecture. Other areas of interest include the transformation of vernacular heritage and historic preservation. The book La Arquitectura Mexicana desde Afuera explores the way the idea of Mexican architecture as the embodiment of tradition was promoted in the foreign press and through the imagery of tourism as well as in the architecture of ex-pats in Mexico. My current work explores the architecture (schools, hospitals, cultural institutions) promoted by President Lázaro Cárdenas in the 1930s in Michoacán.