WASHINGTON, D.C. – Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chair Sara C. Bronin has convened an Experts Advisory Committee to provide the ACHP with academic and legal perspectives that will enhance the ACHP’s understanding of research impacting preservation, development of a historic preservation research agenda, and contribution to data-driven policy solutions.

“Each member of this group of dynamic and highly regarded academics and attorneys think about historic preservation in innovative and intersectional ways,” Bronin said. “I am extremely grateful they have lent their time, knowledge, and ambition to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and I look forward to collaborating with them to accelerate the federal government’s positive contributions to the field.” 

Co-chairing the committee with Bronin is Erica Avrami, Ph.D., the James Marston Fitch Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Avrami previously served as the Director of Research and Education for World Monuments Fund, a Project Specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute, and a Trustee and Secretary of the US Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS).

“This committee provides a timely opportunity to strengthen bridges between the federal government and the research community as preservation policy confronts today’s national and global challenges,” Avrami said.

The inaugural members of the committee include the following:   

  • Fallon Aidoo, Ph.D., Tulane University School of Architecture
  • Leila Amineddoleh, Esq., Amineddoleh & Associates LLC
  • Erica Avrami, Ph.D., Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (Co-Chair)
  • William A. Dupont, FAIA, The University of Texas San Antonio
  • Charles Galbraith, Esq., Jenner & Block LLP
  • Tad Heuer, Esq., Foley Hoag LLP
  • Merrill Hoopengardner, Esq.
  • Michelle Magalong, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
  • Jennifer Minner, Ph.D., Cornell University College of Architecture, Art & Planning
  • Andrew Potts, Esq., International Council on Monuments and Sites
  • Raymond Rast, Ph.D., Gonzaga University, Department of History
  • Andrea Roberts, Ph.D., University of Virginia, School of Architecture

Links to the biographical information of each of these members can be found on the ACHP website.

Bronin convened this committee pursuant to the ACHP’s operating procedures. “This committee will not substitute for the ACHP’s statutory and trust obligations to consult with Indian tribes, be asked to opine upon or otherwise offer Indigenous Knowledge or local knowledge, or address current or pending Section 106 reviews,” she said.

The committee will meet periodically, and its members serve as uncompensated volunteers. Affiliations are listed for identification purposes only, and committee members serve in their individual capacities and not as representatives of the listed institutions.