to the Advisory Board of the

National Center for Preservation technology and Training

National Park Service
United States Department of Interior

San Francisco, California

November 28, 2012


National Park Service

Jon Jarvis

Stephanie Toothman
Associate Director, Cultural Resources

Sande McDermott
Deputy Associate Director, Stewardship and Science Programs

Advisory Board

Rob Pahl, AIA
President, Pahl Architects/Planners

Jonathan Spodek
Associate Professor, Dept. of Architecture
Ball State University

Horace Henry Foxall, Jr.
Program Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

James Walter Garrison
State Historic Preservation Officer, Arizona

Roy Eugene Graham, FAIA
College of Design, Construction, and Planning, University of Florida

Norman Koonce, FAIA
American Institute of Architects (Retired)

Frank Preusser, Ph.D.
Frank Preusser and Associates, Inc.

Robert Silman, PE
Robert Silman and Associates, P.C.

Suzanne Louise Turner, FASLA
Professor Emerita of Landscape Architecture
Louisiana State University

Norman Weiss, FAPT
Professor, Columbia University


Kirk A. Cordell
Executive Director

Kevin Ammons Administrative Officer Andrew Ferrell Chief, Architecture & Engineering
Mary Bistodeau Receptionist Ed FitzGerald Research Assistant
Tad Britt Chief, Archeology & Collections Sarah Jackson Architectural Conservator
Carol Chin NCPTT/NSU Joint Faculty Kayla Parker Student IT Intern
Jason Church Materials Conservator Mary Servello Executive Secretary
Sean Clifford Web & Mobile Developer Debbie Smith Chief, Historic Landscapes
Curtis Desselles Research Assistant Mary F. Striegel Chief, Materials Conservation
Lance Ellis I.T. Administrator Kris Vidos Web & Video Specialist

This report is published by the Preservation Technology and Training Board, established under Title XVI, Section 470 of Public Law 102-575, October 30, 1992. The purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary of the Interior regarding the operations of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. The specific duties of the Board are to

  1. provide leadership, policy advice, and professional oversight to the Center;
  2. advise the Secretary on priorities and the allocation of grants among the activities of the Center; and
  3. submit an annual report to the President and the Congress.

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) is an office of the National Park Service, established under the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended, which states,

The purposes of the Center shall be to —

  1. develop and distribute preservation and conservation skills and technologies for the identification, evaluation, conservation, and interpretation of prehistoric and historic resources;
  2. develop and facilitate training for Federal, State and local resource preservation professionals, cultural resource managers, maintenance personnel, and others working in the preservation field;
  3. take steps to apply preservation technology benefits from ongoing research by other agencies and institutions;
  4. facilitate the transfer of preservation technology among Federal agencies, State and local governments, universities, international organizations, and the private sector; and
  5. cooperate with related international organizations including, but not limited to the International Council on Monuments and Sites, the International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, and the International Council on Museums.