Horace H. Foxall, Jr.

Horace H. Foxall, Jr.

Horace Henry Foxall, Jr., serves as a member of the Preservation Technology and Training Board for the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

Courtesy of The National Trust for Historic Preservation:

Horace Henry Foxall, Jr., of Seattle, has been elected to the Board of Advisors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. An Architect with the Army Corps of Engineers for some 31 years, Mr. Foxall’s participation in many noteworthy preservation projects nationwide, his extensive activities as an instructor, and his service on numerous preservation-related boards equip him with an admirable fluency in communicating historic preservation’s issues and opportunities to a wide variety of audiences. He will serve as Advisor to the national nonprofit preservation organization for an initial three-year term. Foxall complements two other Washington state Advisors: Joanne Moyer of Spokane and Michael Sullivan of Tacoma. The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Board of Advisors is composed of two Advisors from each state, in addition to “at large” members.

Foxall received his B.S. in Urban Development from the University of Oregon, Eugene, School of Community Service and Public Affairs, and followed it up with B.A. in Architectural Design from that university’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts. He received his M.A. in Architectural Design and Urban Design from University of Washington, Seattle, College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

In 1976 Mr. Foxall began long-standing employment with the Army Corps of Engineers as a Staff Architect and is currently Manager of the Corps of Engineers National Center of Expertise (CX) for Preservation of Historic Structures and Buildings located at the Seattle District. He is charged with coordinating and directing technical assistance, and for overseeing the Corps of Engineers PROSPECT training program for historic preservation.

Over more than three decades, Foxall has assisted the Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense, and other Federal agencies in developing historic preservation projects and programs, advising staff, architects, engineers, and outside consultants in the execution of historic building preservation. He has been influential in developing criteria and guidance for historic preservation — centralizing and disseminating preservation best practices and coordinating inter-agency training to promote historic preservation. Foxall helped implement and coordinate Department of Defense training course, originating course content, lecturing and conducting workshops, and recruiting instructors. In addition, he serves as a board member on the National Park Service – National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Natchitoches, LA and Washington State Governor’s Council on Historic Preservation.

Mr. Foxall has been personally involved in numerous preservation efforts nationwide, including:

  • multiple projects at Fort Lewis, WA;
  • restoration of the Old Amphitheater and McClellan Gate at Arlington National Cemetery, VA;
  • restoration of the Gunpowder Falls Meeting house, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD;
  • renovation of the Administration Building and Cavanaugh House, Lake Washington Ship Canal, WA; and
  • multiple renovation projects, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA.

Mr. Foxall’s visibility as a practitioner, teacher, lecturer, and consultant demonstrates an early and long-standing commitment to the field of historic preservation and a dedication to sharing his expertise with others. The impact and influence of Foxall’s preservation activities have not gone unnoticed. In 1995 he received the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation’s Life-Time Achievement Award. He received the Chief of Engineers, Corps of Engineers Commanding General Medallion in 1995 and the Chief of Engineers Award of Merit for Military Programs in 1991. In 1986 and again in 1988 he received the Engineering Division’s Community Service Award and the Seattle District’s Commander Leadership Award in 1990.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America’s communities. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Trust was founded in 1949 and provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to protect the irreplaceable places that tell America’s stories. Staff at the Washington, D.C., headquarters, six regional offices and 28 historic sites work with the Trust’s 270,000 members and thousands of preservation groups in all fifty states. Serving Washington and seven additional Western states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and the Pacific island territories), the National Trust’s Western Office is located in San Francisco.

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One Response to Horace H. Foxall, Jr. Elected to Board of Advisors of National Trust for Historic Preservation

  1. Joseph S. Bowman III says:

    It is so very fitting to honor such a great man. I have known Mr. Foxall for many years and all during that time, he has exhibited a professionalism unparalleled in the industry. The article is quite fitting and i wish him many more propserous years of retaining America’s marvelous history!

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