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President Announces Appointments to Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama has announced his intention to appoint two individuals—Ms. Terry Guen, FASLA, of Chicago, and Dr. Dorothy T. Lippert of Washington, D.C.—to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP).

“The President has selected two new members who bring significant and timely experience to the ACHP - a landscape architect and urban designer, and an archaeologist,” said ACHP Chairman Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA. “Their respective expertise will be of great value to guide and inform the entire council as we deal with such issues as the importance of historic preservation to sustainability, energy development, and the consideration of archaeological resources and historic landscapes.”

 Guen is president and principal of Terry Guen Design Associates, Inc., a Chicago-based consultancy specializing in the master planning and design of contextual, sustainable public spaces and landscapes. She was lead landscape architect and urban designer for the West Side Waterfront-Hudson River Park Plan in New York City, the Charles River Basin Plan for the Department of Conservation and Recreation in Boston and is the master landscape architect of Millennium Park, Chicago. Guen was honored in 2009 as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. A graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Pennsylvania, she is on the design faculty at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Program of Landscape Architecture.

Lippert is currently a Case Officer in the Repatriation Office of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution. In her current position, she responds to repatriation requests from Indian tribes for human remains and sacred material. Following graduate school, she worked as the Education Coordinator for the John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. She is Choctaw, currently serves on the Executive of the World Archaeological Congress, and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Society for American Archaeology. Her research interests include the development of indigenous archaeology, repatriation, ethics and the archaeology and bioarchaeology of the southeastern United States. Lippert received her B.A. from Rice University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

“As we welcome our new members, we also thank the two appointees who will be leaving the ACHP after tireless contributions to historic preservation,” Donaldson said. “Julia A. King and Ann A. Pritzlaff have served two full four-year terms, the maximum allowed under the National Historic Preservation Act. Both have been exemplary and inspirational contributors to historic preservation, and we look forward to their continued contributions on the ACHP Alumni Foundation. I thank them on behalf of the ACHP and the nation for their service.”

About the ACHP: An independent federal agency, the ACHP promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation’s historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. It also provides a forum for influencing federal activities, programs, and policies that affect historic properties. For more information, please visit

Updated August 25, 2011

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