Docomomo US is pleased to welcome esteemed speakers from across the country who will present a variety of modern preservation research, subjects and projects. Sessions will take place Thursday, May 30th and Friday May 31st at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. There will be an opening keynote on Wednesday evening and a closing plenary on Friday afternoon. 

Keynote Address

Docomomo US is pleased to announce that two well-established experts in the realm of Modern preservation, Rosa Lowinger and Uta Pottgiesser, will present the opening and closing keynote addresses at the 2024 National Symposium. Cuban-born American art conservator and founder of RLA Conservation of Art + Architecture, LLC, Rosa Lowinger will kick off the Symposium with her opening address, “Modern Materials, Tropical Identities: Preservation as a Tool for Personal and Communal Repair.” Flying in from Delft, Netherlands, the location of Docomomo’s original founding, current Docomomo International Chair Uta Pottgiesser will present the closing keynote, “Challenges of Modernity and their Impact on Modern Movement.” 

Rosa Lowinger

Rosa Lowinger is a Cuban-born American art conservator and founder of RLA Conservation of Art + Architecture, LLC, a sculpture and architectural materials conservation practice based in Miami and Los Angeles. She is also a published author, most well-known for Tropicana Nights: The Life and Times of the Legendary Cuban Nightclub (Harcourt, 2005), a book on Havana’s pre-Castro nightclub era; Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure American Seduction (FIU press: 2016); and Dwell Time: A Memoir of Art, Exile, and Repair (Row House, 2023). A Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation, the Association for Preservation Technology, and the American Academy in Rome, Rosa holds an M.A. in Art History and Conservation from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.

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Uta Pottgeisser

Uta Pottgeisser is Professor of Building Construction and Materials at TH OWL, Professor of Heritage & Technology at TU Delft (Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment) in the Netherlands, and the current Chair of Docomomo International. Her academic focus is on sustainable building construction and the preservation of Modern heritage, and she has more than twenty-seven years of experience as a practicing architect and research scientist concerned with the protection, reuse and improvement of the built heritage and environment.

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Silvia Alosio

Silvia Aloisio is an architect and Ph.D. in architecture and construction (Sapienza University, Rome). She has participated in various research projects promoted by different international institutions. In particular, she worked for a year at the “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria, Italy, on the regeneration of abandoned/depopulated historical villages in Calabria region. From 2018 to 2022 she collaborated with a research group named “Laboratorio di lettura e progetto” at Sapienza University of Rome. Since 2015, she has been collaborating with the Center for Hydrogenerated Urbanism, University of Florida, and the Italian UNESCO chair in “Sustainable Urban Quality and Urban Culture, notably in Africa" (Sapienza University), organizing workshops, conferences, exhibitions and seminars in Italy and the United States. 

Jason Alread, AIA, LEED AP

Jason Alread, AIA, LEED AP is a Professor and the former Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Florida. He was educated at the University of Florida and Yale University, and has been a registered architect in professional practice for over 30 years. He was a founding partner in Substance Architecture and an Associate at HLKB Architecture, the 2001 AIA National Firm of the Year. He is the author of Design-Tech: An Integrated Approach to Building Science and Technology (now in its 3rd edition) with Thomas Leslie and Rob Whitehead and A Century of Iowa Architecture. 

William H. Arthur IV, AIA, NCARB

William H. Arthur IV, AIA, NCARB is a third-generation architect in the city of Coral Gables, with an academic background in Urban and Regional Planning, Historic Preservation and Latin American Studies. William’s certificate in Historic Preservation was earned under the guidance of former State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and former Associate Director for Cultural Resources of the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of Interior in Washington, D.C., Janet Mathews, Ph.D. William has been involved with more than 1,200 construction projects, including more than 100 in the City of Coral Gables within the last six years. William has sought to design from a perspective that is both culturally-sensitive and historically-minded. William has a personal heritage in the City of Coral Gables, since his grandfather’s working in the city since 1949 with midcentury Architect, Igor B. Polevitzky, FAIA, and William’s own work with Alfred Browning Parker’s son, Robin Parker. Finding merit not only in the constructions that he studied, but also their impact on the people who utilize them, William developed a sense of obligation to the city and the unique fabric of architecture that formed it.

Selena Bagnara Milan

Selena Bagnara Milan is a registered Architect and an Architectural Conservator. She is specialized in historic preservation and in the management of projects concerning the renovation, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of federal properties, specifically those eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Currently, she works for the U.S. Federal Government in Europe, where she serves as a Project Engineer in contingent work environments. 

Jesús (Chuy) Barba Bonilla

Jesús (Chuy) Barba Bonilla was born in Mexico and grew up in Zacatecas, a Spanish colonial mining city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which is where he became passionate about history and architecture. Jesús obtained his BA in architecture in 2012 from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico and moved to California in the same year. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Heritage Conservation at the University of Southern California while working as an Architectural Designer in the firm of Page & Turnbull.


Hector Fernando Burga

Hector Fernando Burga is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. His research, teaching, and service focus on urban planning, race and immigration. He is currently finalizing a book on the history of comprehensive planning and Cuban immigration in Miami.

Veronica Castro, AIA

Verónica has over 12 years of experience in the design and construction of urban, contextually rich projects. Her attention to detail and big picture thinking enables her to manage large complex projects thoughtfully and with care for all stakeholder’s interests - from the Owner to the City, the community, and the team of consultants. As Associate at MARVEL, she collaborates with firm leadership on business development pursuits and firmwide initiatives. Currently, she leads the Casa Vida Hotel project, an adaptive reuse of a historical building to a 50-key hotel in Old San Juan, PR. 

Alessandro Cavallo

PhD candidate in Preservation of Architectural Heritage at Politecnico di Milano. The field of investigation concerns the preservation of Italian architecture of the Twentieth century and the strategies of intervention and protection of the built heritage. Of particular interest are the constructive research experimentations pursued between the two wars and in the post-war period. The Ph.D. research investigates the spread of the doubly curved structures, thin shells in reinforced concrete and other materials, between the fifties and seventies in Italy, from the historical, constructive, architectural, and cultural point of view and the challenges of their protection.

Sarah Cody

Sarah Cody is the Historic Preservation Chief for Miami-Dade County, Florida. With a background in cultural landscapes, she brings an atypical lens to local government preservation work and takes a broad approach to better understand and interpret the County’s unique history and development. Sarah believes strongly in her duty as a public servant to undertake work that is meaningful to residents. She is fostering community-led preservation and believes that the power of our historical and cultural spaces can be leveraged to create more resilient and equitable communities. Recent work has focused on public engagement, equity and inclusion, housing affordability, and climate resiliency. Sarah also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions.

Carlos Eduardo Comas

Carlos Eduardo Comas studied architecture in Porto Alegre (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania) and Paris (Université de Paris- VIII). His doctoral dissertation is titled “Précisions brésiliennes sur un état passé de l'architecture et l'urbanisme modernes, d'après les projets et ouvrages de Lucio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer, MMM Roberto, Affonso Reidy, Jorge Moreira & cie., 1936-45.” He is Professor Emeritus at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, a member of the permanent faculty of its Graduate Program in Architecture, editor of the Program's journal ARQTEXTO and a councillor of IPHAN- Instituto do Patrimônio Artístico e Histórico Nacional.

Kim Daileader

Kim Daileader has been with Traceries for ten years and her work focuses on research, documentation and analysis of historic resources and landscapes. Kim is fluent with the requirements of the National Register and National Historic Landmark program and has conducted extensive research to inform the evaluation. Prior to working at Traceries she served as a NCPE Fellow at GSA’s Public Building Services for a year. 

Deborah Desilets, RA

Deborah Desilets is a Florida Registered Architect, with a BA/BS and MA in Architecture from FAMU. Desilets’ focused on architectural technologies and a preponderance for poetics in design in college. In 1985 she came to Miami and quickly applied her expertise in the office of ARQUITECTONICA establishing their first computer aided design lab. An “observer,” she saw a gap in the education of fellow architects. To remedy this, she took one year off from her professional career at ARQ to teach seniors at the Design and Architecture Senior High School second graduating class. Here she founded the Professional Options Program for students as well as taught innovative Computer Aided Design. 

Caroline Dickensheets

Miami Managing Conservator and Professional Associate of the AIC, holds an M.S. in Historic Preservation with a focus in Architectural Conservation from the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design. She received her bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Art History from Wellesley College in addition to being a cross-registered student at MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning. With RLA since 2019, Caroline directs all architectural projects in addition to managing large outdoor sculpture conservation work for the Miami Studio. Those projects include conservation oversight of various contractors, facade and collections surveys, materials testing and specification development, as well as treatment implementation. 

Arièle Dionne-Krosnick

Arièle Dionne-Krosnick is a Ph.D. candidate in Architecture at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her dissertation, “Swimming Pools, Civil Rights, and the American City in the 1960s,” proposes that Black civil rights protests that took place at swimming pools contesting unjust racial and spatial segregation had the potential to radically transform the symbolic and physical built environment of American cities. She was a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016-2020), and previously worked at the Chicago Architecture Biennial and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. She completed her BFA in Art History and Studio Arts (2012) at Concordia University, Montreal and holds an MA in Visual and Critical Studies (2014) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Edward G. FitzGerald

Edward G. FitzGerald is a senior associate with Jablonski Building Conservation, Inc. (JBC) in New York City where he has worked since 2015. Ed supports JBC with conditions surveys, field and laboratory testing, project management services, and designs and executes innovative conservation treatments. Ed is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation and a Registered Professional member of the Association for Preservation Technology. He helps to develop industry standards through his work on ASTM Subcommittee C18.07 on Environmental Properties, Behavior, and Cleaning of Dimension Stone and Subcommittee E06.24 on Building Preservation and Rehabilitation Technology. 

Nicole Frank, MSHP

Nicole Frank, MSHP is an Architectural Historian living in Charleston, South Carolina. She received her Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her Bachelors in Historic Preservation and Art History from the College of Charleston. Ms. Frank’s professional experience encompasses a variety of projects for local agencies, private developers, and homeowners in both highly urbanized and rural areas. 

Belmont Freeman, FAIA

Belmont Freeman, FAIA, familiarly known as Monty, is founding principal of Belmont Freeman Architects, an award-winning design firm in New York City with built work for a wide variety of public, institutional and private clients in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since establishing his practice in 1986, Monty has earned a wide reputation as an innovative designer, a progressive practitioner, and a scholar. A prolific author, his writings have appeared in Places journal, Architectural Record, The Architect’s Newspaper, and other publications. He holds a B.A. from Yale and an M.Arch degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Freeman has taught at Columbia University and is currently a visiting lecturer at Penn’s Weitzman School of Design. From 1997 to 2008 Monty was the President of Storefront for Art & Architecture, on which board he still sits. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Association of Yale Alumni and the Board of Directors of the Society of Architectural Historians. An American of Cuban descent, Monty has done extensive research, writing, and lecturing about Cuban architecture and culture, as well as leading numerous architectural tours of Cuba. He maintains a home in Havana as a base for professional and family activities.

Amy Garlock

Amy Garlock is an Associate Principal in the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. She specializes in adaptive reuse and renovation projects and has recently worked on several New York City Landmarks including the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Lever House. A leader in the SOM community, Amy leads the New York office hiring efforts and is a past chair of the SOM Women’s Initiative Committee. Outside SOM, Amy has taught at Harvard Graduate School of Design and served on juries at Harvard GSD, Syracuse University, and NYIT. 

Paul E. Gaudette

Since joining Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., forty years ago, Paul has been involved in a wide range of investigation and repair projects. The majority of his experience includes repair of concrete structures, and preservation of various types of historic and contemporary concrete structures. Paul’s work on concrete structures includes work on John J. Earley’s Edison Memorial Tower in Edison, NJ and Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois; Mies van der Rohe’s Promontory Apartments building in Chicago, Illinois; Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute in LaJolla, California; and Eero Saarinen’s Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, among others.  


Jennie Gwin, AIA

Jennie Gwin, AIA, is a Principal in Beyer Blinder Belle’s (BBB) Washington, DC, office who specializes in projects that integrate historic preservation, new design, and adaptive re-use. She has deployed this expertise on high-profile historic landmarks with complex project requirements, including Vizcaya, National Park Service National Capital Region Headquarters, National Gallery of Art, and numerous buildings for the Architect of the Capitol. She has an extensive technical background in historic preservation with particular expertise in building repositioning, government projects involving multiple stakeholders, and federal historic rehabilitation tax credit projects. 

Richard J. Heisenbottle

Richard J. Heisenbottle, FAIA is the founder and President of R.J. Heisenbottle Architects, PA. Located in Coral Gables, Florida with over 47 years of experience in all aspects of architecture, and planning with a specialty in historic preservation.  Richard’s experience focuses on numerous large scale commercial, residential, hotel, historic restoration and adaptive reuse projects.  After serving as Project Manager for I.M. Pei & Partners he formed his own firm and has been responsible for numerous award-winning projects throughout the eastern United States. He was accorded the Silver Medal for Design from the AIA Miami in 2003 and was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in February 2005.  


Morris "Marty" Hylton, III

Morris “Marty” Hylton, III has more than 25 years of experience documenting, conserving, and advocating for cultural heritage. Trained as an architect and historic preservationist, Marty specializes in closely collaborating with community stakeholders to develop multifaceted strategies and programs to preserve and manage resources. His research and professional work have focused on the distinct stewardship challenges of 20th-century heritage, particularly sites and buildings of the post-World War II era, and the preparation and recovery of historic sites and communities impacted by natural disasters and coastal communities. 

Rosa Lowinger

Rosa Lowinger is a Cuban-born American art conservator and founder of RLA Conservation of Art + Architecture, LLC, a sculpture and architectural materials conservation practice based in Miami and Los Angeles. She is also a published author, most well-known for Tropicana Nights: The Life and Times of the Legendary Cuban Nightclub (Harcourt, 2005), a book on Havana’s pre-Castro nightclub era; Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure American Seduction (FIU press: 2016); and Dwell Time: A Memoir of Art, Exile, and Repair (Row House, 2023). A Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation, the Association for Preservation Technology, and the American Academy in Rome, Rosa holds an M.A. in Art History and Conservation from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.

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Arthur Marcus

Arthur Marcus is an architect, photographer and historic preservation consultant living and maintaining his private practice of architecture in South Florida since 1992.  Completed building preservation projects include the Westchester Apartments and the Palm Court offices & retail building, as well as the new six story Villa Matti Senior Citizen Apartments, all located in Miami Beach. 

David McKinney

David McKinney is an architectural historian and retired museum administrator. He directed the statewide arts network in Virginia, served as the director of the U.S. Interior Department Museum then as chief of cultural resources in the Office of the Secretary of Interior, and retired from the federal government as Chief Historian of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. As a contributing author to the catalogue The Making of Virginia’s Architecture, he outlined the practice of art deco architect Stanhope Johnson. 

Peter Meijer

Peter Meijer is the Vice President and founding member of HCG. He is a historic architect/conservator. Peter’s professional experience for 30 years has focused on the science of Architectural Conservation. He combines his undergraduate science degree with his Masters of Architecture degree in an analytical approach to the evaluation of materials. His expertise includes the conservation and restoration treatment of wood, concrete, stone, stucco, and other various materials.

Carie Penabad

Marie Penny

Marie Penny is the Michael D. Coe Archivist for Planting Fields Foundation – a historic estate located in Oyster Bay, New York. After graduating from Queens College at the City University of New York with a Masters in Library Science, she began her career as an archivist at the architectural firms of Rafael Viñoly Architects and Meier Partners, where she oversaw the Richard Meier Model Museum. She later served as the Director of Archives at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, an organization dedicated to preserving architectural heritage. She is a regular contributor to Palm Beach Illustrated and has been published in ARRIS – the Journal of the Southeast Chapter of Architectural Historians. Marie is passionate about bringing archives to life through publications, exhibitions, and presentations.

David Preziosi, FAICP

David Preziosi, FAICP has a passion for preserving the historic sites that make communities a better place to live. For 28 years he has advocated for the places that tell the stories unique to communities across Mississippi and Texas. After he received a Bachelor of Environmental Design, a Master of Urban Planning, and a Historic Preservation Certificate, all from Texas A&M University, he began his career in historic Natchez, Mississippi as a city planner. He then became the executive director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust where he worked on preservation education and advocacy, prepared nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, authored design guidelines, and responded to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina to historic buildings. 

Awilda Rodríguez Carrión

Professor Awilda Rodríguez Carrión, originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a distinguished architect with a Master of Architecture from Arizona State University. Before establishing the multidisciplinary design studio, digital extension, she gained valuable experience at Orcutt/Winslow Partnership in Phoenix, Arizona, specializing in education and health care design. Later, she contributed her design expertise to the hospitality unit of the globally recognized Fluor Corporation. The work of digital extension was showcased at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona, and the studio garnered numerous awards, including recognition from the American Association of Museums. 

Anne-Marie Russell

Anne-Marie Russell has spent the last twenty-five years in and around the artworld as a curator, cultural producer, scholar, educator, arts administrator, and media maker. She received a B.A. in cultural anthropology from the University of Colorado Boulder and an M.A. in Art History from the University of Arizona, in Tucson. She spent nearly a decade in New York City where she helped develop a unique M.A. program in critical connoisseurship, art market studies, and museology at Christies. She is the co-founder of Mixed Greens, a new media organization devoted to alternative distribution and exhibition models for emerging art, and one of the first commercial art sites on the internet. 

Paolo Sanza

Paolo Sanza is a registered architect in the State of Arizona and has recently joined the architecture faculty at The University of Oklahoma after spending two decades at Oklahoma State University. His primary areas of teaching and research encompass design studio pedagogy, tectonics of architecture, and Italian modernism, for which he is the author of numerous publications. During his tenure at the OSU School of Architecture, his directed design studios, including design-build and community engagement, have been characterized by novel processes, and his students have received several national awards. 

Henry Rueda

Henry Rueda is Chair and Associate Teaching professor at the Department of Architecture at FIU. He joined Florida International University in 2014 and has taught in undergrad and graduate schools at Universidad José María Vargas, Universidad Central de Venezuela, and Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas. He has also lectured in multiple universities across Latin America and the US. His academic interests are focused on Public Space and cultural buildings as social catalysts among communities. His professional experience includes working for Jesus Tenreiro in Caracas, Venezuela, and Wiel Arets Architects in Maastricht, Holland. His current architectural practice focuses on single family residences in different cities in Venezuela and South Florida. 

Beth L. Savage

Beth L. Savage is the Director of the Center for Historic Buildings, in GSA’s Public Buildings Service, Office of Architecture & Engineering. In this capacity she also serves as the agency’s Federal Preservation Officer. The Center leads the stewardship of more than 500 buildings providing nearly 60 million square feet of workspace for federal employees throughout the United States. About one-third of GSA’s owned portfolio dates from the mid-century modern era, which presents evaluation, performance and preservation challenges. 

Marta Silveira Peixoto

Marta Silveira Peixoto is an architect (1985) with a Ph.D. in History and Theory of Architecture from PROPAR (2006), the Architecture Research and Graduate Program of UFRGS, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She is a full professor at the Department of Architecture and at PROPAR, UFRGS, where she teaches Design and History of Architecture. Acted as Visiting Professor at ETSAB, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, and Illinois Institute of Technology. She is the Chair of DOCOMOMO Brazil, secretary of the Interior Design Committee of DOCOMOMO International, and a member of the 20th Century Committee of ICOMOS Brazil. 

Allan Shulman, FAIA, LEED AP

Allan Shulman, FAIA, LEED AP, is the Founding Principal of Shulman + Associates. He is an architect, author, editor and curator. He also serves as a Professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture. Allan's research focuses on themes of modernism, tropicality and urbanism. Published works include Building Bacardi: Architecture, Art and Identity, Miami Modern Metropolis: Paradise and Paradox in Midcentury Architecture and Planning; The Discipline of Nature: Architect Alfred Browning Parker in Florida; and as a co-author, The Making of Miami Beach: 1933-1942: The Architecture of Lawrence Murray Dixon; and Miami Architecture: An AIA Guide.

Susan Singh

Susan Singh is a Ph.D. Architecture student at the University of Texas Austin, focusing her research on the history of modern building technologies. She is a graduate of the Weitzman Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania as well as University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s civil engineering program. Her previous professional experience includes construction consulting in Dallas and exterior envelope forensics at several architectural and engineering firms in Chicago and New York. 

Max Strang, FAIA

Max Strang is the Founding Principal of STRANG. Through his work and discourse, he has consistently underscored the ongoing relevance and importance of regional modernism to an international audience. In 2016, Strang was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. He has also received the Silver Medal from the Miami Chapter of the AIA and the Medal of Honor for Design from the Florida Chapter of the AIA, the highest honors the respective organizations can bestow. 

Karen Stone

Karen Stone joined ICR with a long-held passion to conserve historic cultural works through scientific discipline and several years of practical experience as an architectural conservator. Karen earned a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Her studies focused on architectural conservation, and her graduate thesis explored sheet scaling in Mohegan granite deterioration. 

Junko Taguchi

Junko Taguchi is an associate professor in the Faculty of Urban Science at Meijo University (Nagoya, Japan), currently visiting the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. In 2015, she received her PhD in architecture from the University of Tokyo. After her post-doctoral research, she joined Meijo University as an assistant professor in 2020 and has been in her current position since 2022. Her research interests are architectural preservation and education, advocacy, public engagement, gamification, and youth education on the built environment. 

Jacqueline Taylor

Isabella Leite Trindade

Isabella Leite Trindade is a Ph.D. architect, interior designer, and educator whose research focuses on architectural history, theory, and criticism with a particular emphasis on mid-century modern architecture and interiors in the years following World War II. Her interdisciplinary analysis emphasizes cultural influences from Europe and North America in the making of buildings and interiors in Brazil. In addition to receiving a Ph.D. from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain), she holds a M.Arch from the Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil), a Postgraduate Coursework (Cours d'Études Approfondies en Architecture-CEAA) - Architecture, City, Heritage and Development: Disruptions and Continuities from the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux (France), and a B. Arch from the Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil).

Christina Varvi

President, Partner, and Chief Conservator Christina Varvi holds a M.S. in Historic Preservation with a concentration in Materials Conservation from Columbia University’s GSAPP. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation and Recognized Professional of the Association for Preservation Technology. She is a specialist in modern architectural materials, such as linoleum and synthetic finishes, outdoor sculpture planning, treatment, and surveys, as well as large-scale mosaics conservation and architecture surveys, testing, and specification development. She has lectured at a week-long workshop in the Netherlands in 2023 with the Getty Conservation Institute on the care and treatment of outdoor painted sculpture. 

Karol R. Williams, M. Arch

Karol R. Williams, M.Arch, architect, has been practicing and teaching architecture for thirty-five years in Philadelphia and Washington, DC. In professional practice she has specialized in all phases of healthcare design - master planning, programming through construction documents and administration, and Post-Occupancy Evaluations (POEs). As Adjunct Assistant Professor at Drexel University Karol taught and coordinated Architectural Design Studios, Architectural Engineering Design Studios and Architectural Programming. She was a guest lecturer on Contemporary Architecture during Semester at Sea’s 2013 50-day Enrichment Voyage “Coastal Cultures of the West” and a 2019 Fellow of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. Her health design research publications and presentations have included EDRA symposiums in Edinburgh, St. Louis and San Francisco. 

Don Worth

Don Worth is a long time Preservationist who has lived for over 30 years with his wife Nina in Miami Beach. He was a co-founder of Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, the original group established in 2008 to advocate for the Stadium restoration. Don presently remains involved in all aspects of the Stadium restoration efforts and is a co-founder of the current advocacy group Restore Marine Stadium.

Kristine Ziedina

Kristine Ziedina is a doctoral student at the University of Florida’s Historic Preservation program. Her passion for the history of the built environment started in Latvia, a Northern European country where she was born. She worked as an interior designer and project manager in Latvia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan. After relocating to the United States, Kristīne continued her education. In 2017, she graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies. In May 2019, she received her Master’s Degree from the University of Florida (UF) Historic Preservation Program.


Hector Fernando Burga

Hector Fernando Burga is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. His research, teaching, and service focus on urban planning, race and immigration. He is currently finalizing a book on the history of comprehensive planning and Cuban immigration in Miami.

Victor Deupi

Victor Deupi is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Miami School of Architecture where he teaches history and theory, design, and representation. He received a Bachelor of Science in architecture from the University of Virginia, a Master of Architecture from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught previously at Fairfield University, the New York Institute of Technology, the University of Notre Dame, the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture in London, and has been a “Visiting Critic” at the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech. 

Gabriela Dines

Gabriela Dines is an architect from the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires. She holds a Master of Historic Preservation from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, a Specialization on Theory and History of Preservation from the University of Alcalá de Henares, a Specialization in Restoration of Historical Buildings awarded by the Catholic University of Buenos Aires, and a Master of Science in Architecture Studies and Research in Preservation/Urban Studies from the University of Miami. 

Todd Grover, FAIA

Todd Grover, FAIA, is Principal at MacDonald & Mack Architects in Minneapolis. In 2011 the AIA MN gave MacDonald & Mack the Firm of the Year Award stating that they were the “gold standard in historic preservation”. Todd is influential in Modernist Preservation where he is currently a Director on the US Board of Docomomo, serving as Executive Committee Secretary and Chair of the Advocacy Committee. Todd is a Recognized Professional with the Association for Preservation Technology and is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. He holds a B.A. and MArch from the University of Minnesota and a MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Oregon.

Katie Horak

Katie Horak is an architectural historian and Principal at Architectural Resources Group, an architecture firm specializing in the historic built environment in the Western US. Katie leads the firm’s Los Angeles practice and is a respected authority on national and regional historic preservation standards, policy, and legal frameworks, with particular expertise in treatment and documentation methods. In addition to her work at ARG, Katie teaches graduate-level courses in historic site documentation at USC’s School of Architecture and is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities across the country. Katie’s love of mid- and late-20th century art and architecture has drawn her to a wide range of research projects, including most recently the use of color at Palm Spring’s Ocotillo Lodge, where she has a home. Katie is Founding President of the Docomomo US/Southern California chapter and is currently Secretary of Docomomo US.

Sophie Juneau

Sophie Juneau is a board member of Docomomo US/Florida and a part-time Lecturer at the University of Miami School of Architecture (UMSoA). She currently coordinates graduate-level thesis, and teaches a class on the documentation of existing buildings tied to forms of cultural resistance. Sophie currently runs a small architecture practice under the name of RARAA. She is a licensed architect in the state of Florida (US) and in the province of Quebec (Canada). 

Jean-François Lejeune

Jean-François Lejeune, Ph.D. is a professor of architecture, urban design, and history at the University of Miami School of Architecture. His research ranges from Latin American architecture and urbanism to 20th-century vernacular modernism in Spain and Italy. His publications include The Making of Miami Beach 1933-1942: The Architecture of Lawrence Murray Dixon, with Allan Shulman (Rizzoli, 2001), Cruelty and Utopia: Cities and Landscapes of Latin America (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005), Sitte, Hegemann, and the Metropolis (Routledge, 2009), Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean: Vernacular Dialogues and Contested Identities, with Michelangelo Sabatino (Routledge, 2010), Cuban Modernism: Mid- Century Architecture 1940-1970, with Victor Deupi (Birkhäuser, 2021) and Rural Architecture and Water Urbanism: The Modern Village in Franco’s Spain (DOM-Publishers, 2021). He curated various exhibitions in Brussels and Miami, including with Victor Deupi, Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile: The Modernist Generation. He holds a diploma from the University of Liège in Belgium and the Ph.D. from the TU Delft. He was founder of Docomomo US/Florida and is the current treasurer. He was an Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy in Rome in 2007.

Ricardo Lopez

Karelia Martinez Carbonell

Karelia Martinez Carbonell holds a Doctorate in Public Administration with a concentration on non-profit management. For her, it is a privilege to serve her community. She is civic-minded and gives back as much as possible. Karelia has served on numerous nonprofit boards in Coral Gables. And since 2013, she has served as president of the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables (HPACG) where she leads the organization’s mission of promoting the understanding and importance of historic resources and their preservation. 

Dr. Vyta Pivo

Dr. Vyta Pivo is a scholar of the intersecting histories of material lifecycles, construction labor, ordinary landscapes, and climate change. Her forthcoming book, Cast in Concrete: How the US Built Its Empire (University of Chicago Press), traces the history of the US cement and concrete industries and their global and transplanetary expansion. The book examines how concrete structured not only architecture and infrastructure, but also labor, culture, and political systems that deepened global addiction to this material of modernity. Pivo’s research has been published in various academic and public-facing outlets, including the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architectural Education, PLATFORM, Psyche/Aeon, and others. Her research has received support from the National Science Foundation, Andrew Mellon Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the MacDowell Fellowship, among others.  

Gray Read

Gray Read teaches history, theory, and sustainable design in the School of Architecture at Florida International University. She holds a PhD from University of Pennsylvania and is a licensed architect. She has written two books on historical urbanism, focusing on human scale and the theatrical nature of public spaces, design qualities that can contribute to more sustainable cities. Recently she led a group of students in visualizing the history of the main street of Black Coconut Grove when it was the lively center of the community

Michelangelo Sabatino

Michelangelo Sabatino trained as an architect, preservationist, and historian. As an educator, academic leader, and award-winning scholar, Sabatino contributes to shaping architectural discourse and practice in the Americas and beyond. Between 2017–19 Professor Sabatino served as interim dean for the College of Architecture of the Illinois Institute of Technology. He currently directs the PhD program in architecture and is the inaugural John Vinci Distinguished Research Fellow. Sabatino’s book Pride in Modesty: Modernist Architecture and the Vernacular Tradition in Italy (2011) won multiple awards, including the Society of Architectural Historians’ Alice Davis Hitchcock Award. His recent books include Avant-Garde in the Cornfields: Architecture, Landscape, and Preservation in New Harmony (with Ben Nicholson, 2019), Making Houston Modern: The Life and Architecture of Howard Barnstone (with Barrie Scardino Bradley and Stephen Fox, 2020), Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929–1975 (with Susan Benjamin, 2020) and Carlo Mollino: Architect and Storyteller (with Napoleone Ferrari, 2021).

Allan Shulman, FAIA, LEED AP

Allan Shulman, FAIA, LEED AP, is the Founding Principal of Shulman + Associates. He is an architect, author, editor and curator. He also serves as a Professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture. Allan's research focuses on themes of modernism, tropicality and urbanism. Published works include Building Bacardi: Architecture, Art and Identity, Miami Modern Metropolis: Paradise and Paradox in Midcentury Architecture and Planning; The Discipline of Nature: Architect Alfred Browning Parker in Florida; and as a co-author, The Making of Miami Beach: 1933-1942: The Architecture of Lawrence Murray Dixon; and Miami Architecture: An AIA Guide.

John Stuart

John Stuart is a distinguished university professor of architecture and associate dean for cultural and community engagement in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts at Florida International University, where he has been on the faculty for 30 years. He serves as the Executive Director of FIU’s Miami Beach Urban Studios and the FIU CARTA | Mana Wynwood facility, both community-focused interdisciplinary innovation and collaboration spaces. With more than three decades living in Miami Beach, Stuart is a registered architect in Florida and has been heavily involved in the community, serving as chair of the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board, and a member of the Executive Board of Governors of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. 

Charlotte Von Moos

Charlotte Von Moos is an architect and researcher. She has collaborated with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, where she was in charge of the VitraHaus in Weil am Rhein. She has been a teaching assistant of Valerio Olgiati at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, and from 2010 to 2016 taught at ETH Studio Basel with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, with whom she co-edited achtung: die Landschaft. She is the author of In Miami in the 1980s: The Vanishing Architecture of a 'Paradise Lost' and the monograph Some Fragments. Charlotte von Moos was Visiting Professor of Architecture at TU Munich, Workshop Leader at Porto Academy, and Design Critic at Harvard GSD. Since 2018 she is Assistant Professor at the University of Miami SoA.