Two Experts in Historic Preservation to Lecture at U.Va.'s School of Architecture

March 19, 2007

March 19, 2007 -- David Fixler, an expert in the preservation of key buildings of the modern movement, will give the Hanbury Evans Vlattas Lecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture on Friday, March 23, at 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall, room 158. Fixler's talk, "Authenticity in the Balance - Material, Idea and Change in Modern Movement Preservation," is free and open to the public.

The principle in charge of historic preservation at Einhorn, Yaffee, Prescott Architects in Boston, Mass., Fixler was responsible for the celebrated $24 million restoration of Baker House, MIT's acclaimed residence hall designed by Finnish modern architect Alvar Aalto. He has also worked on preservation projects at other leading American college campuses.

Heather MacIntosh, a leader in preservation advocacy, will give a lecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture on Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. in Campbell Hall, room 158. Her talk, "Current Trends in Preservation Practice and Advocacy," is free and open to the public.

MacIntosh became the third president of Preservation Action in Washington, D.C. in September 2004. Before assuming her post, she was Historic Seattle's Preservation Advocate, where she developed and produced a monthly online magazine, Preservation Seattle, which won a State Preservation Officer Award in 2004. Prior to her work for Historic Seattle, Heather served as Deputy Director of HistoryLink, the nation's first online local history encyclopedia, and was responsible for grant writing, architecture-related content and educational outreach. Other work has included overseeing the translation of CRM events into a searchable database for the commonwealth of Virginia, working for the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research and providing curatorial assistance at Chesterwood, a National Trust property in Stockbridge, Mass. She has written numerous articles on historic preservation issues and is author of two books: "The Story of Union Station in Seattle" and "Rebuilding A Legacy: The Story of Starbucks Center."

She received her master's in the history of art from Williams College, her master's in the history of architecture with certification in historic preservation from the University of Virginia and her bachelor’s with honors in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of the American League of Lobbyists; Women in Governmental Relations, Washington, D.C. chapter; the National Trust for Historic Preservation; and the International Council on Monuments and Sites.

For more information on these talks contact Alice Keys at (434) 924-7019 or