Kristopher B. King is executive director of the Preservation Society of Charleston. While he directs all aspects of the organization, he brings an impassioned focus to advancing the preservation and advocacy mission of the Society. He is also an adjunct professor in historic preservation at Clemson University and the College of Charleston, and serves on the Board of Directors for Drayton Hall.
King holds a BA in Art History from Trinity College and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked in a number of business and preservation arenas, from managing one of the largest preservation easement programs in country to working in real estate development. He has developed and consulted on projects from Georgia to New York with a focus on historic buildings, green buildings, and infill projects. He has developed energy efficiency programs and measures for historic structures and consulted on numerous preservation projects. He is also a certified Building Analyst with the Building Performance Institute.
King has served on the board of the Charleston Civic Design Center, and as a member of the Charleston Tourism Committee, Charleston Short Term Rental Committee, and the Charleston Green Committee. He is also a past President of the Board of the Preservation Society of Charleston.