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Michelle Langlie - President

Michelle Langlie is a Senior Preservation Planner at the San Francisco Planning Department, serving the public as a primary access point to planning and preservation information, advising design professionals, homeowners, business owners and contractors at the San Francisco Permit Center. She is also a member of the Preservation Training Team, which provides technical training for Current Planning staff, including topics such as window replacement/restoration and storefront and accessibility issues. Prior to joining SF Planning, Michelle worked at the Capital Projects Division of the New York Department of Parks and Recreation, serving as a preservation project manager for multiple high-profile restoration projects including the Washington Square Park Fountain, the B&B Carousell at Coney Island, and the Fire Watchtower in Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem. Michelle received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design, with a Major in Historic Preservation and a Minor in Architectural History. She also attended the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, specializing in materials conservation and cultural heritage management.


Alan White - Vice President

Alan is a founding partner at AQYER, LLC in Los Angeles, CA. His company specializes in non-destructive evaluation, comprising historic preservation, field data collection, analysis, interpretation and delivery of 2D and 3D documentation. Alan's 20 years of preservation experience ranges from hands-on restoration of medieval properties in the UK to his current role deploying emerging technology for the non-destructive evaluation and measured survey of existing structures. Alan brings a broad network of professionals and unique project experience to WCAPT. With a unique insight to preservation technology, Alan delivers an enthusiastic approach to educating members of the architecture, engineering and construction community.



Christina Varvi - Treasurer

Christina Varvi, Principal Conservator at RLA Conservation Inc. and Professional Associate of the AIC, holds an M.S. in Historic Preservation with a concentration in Materials Conservation from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.  A specialist in architectural and public art conservation, Christina is RLA’s lead professional for all projects west of the Mississippi River, including Hawaii and Alaska. 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. Prior to joining RLA in 2011, Christina worked with the Central Park Conservancy and with Jablonski Building Conservation (JBC) in New York City.



James Reigle - Secretary

James Reigle has 35 years of architectural preservation experience implementing The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. During his career, he has worked on some of the most significant structures in Washington, D.C. including many Smithsonian Institution museums and U.S. government buildings. For 15 years, he was the Director of Historic Preservation for the firm of Martinez & Johnson Architecture providing guidance and supervision for historic theater, library, building, and apartment restorations. He has been a Fulbright Specialist teaching at and working with the Yangon Heritage Trust on theater restoration in Myanmar. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and a long standing member of APTI. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Utah and a M.B.A from the University of Houston.



Chrysl Aranha

Chrysl Aranha has a Master’s degree in the Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions (SAHC), jointly awarded by the Czech Technical University in Prague and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona. She began her career in historic preservation at the National Center for Safety of Heritage Structures in India, where she worked on the seismic assessment of the Presidential Palace in Delhi and the structural assessment of a few temples in South India. She is a co-founder and Board member of Fenec, a Nonprofit Association that offers non-destructive testing (NDT) and specialized structural analysis for built heritage structures, through which she has been involved in historic preservation projects in Albania, Croatia and Greece. Chrysl is currently a Project Engineer at Holmes’ San Francisco Office, where she works on a mix of new build and existing structures.



Kimberly Butt

Kimberly Butt, AIA, DBIA, is a Principal in TreanorHL’s preservation studio working out of the San Francisco office. As a preservation architect and architectural historian, Kim has specialized in the field of historic preservation for over 20 years, primarily working on projects in northern California. She holds a B.Arch. from the University of Arkansas and an M.S. in Architecture with an emphasis in Architectural History from the University of California at Berkeley. Her portfolio includes work on a wide range of historic projects including iconic buildings such as the Jesse Unruh Building, the Palace of Fine Arts, Murphy’s Windmill, and the California State Capitol, to lesser-known historic structures such as Crocket Memorial Hall, the Suisun Train Depot and her own 1903 house.  She was a previous member of the City of Richmond Historic Preservation Advisory Committee and is currently member of the Design Review Board.

 

Danielle Campbell

Danielle Campbell is a Project Manager and Associate in the Diagnostics Group at Walter P Moore Associates, Inc. She began her career in forensic architecture in 2011, specializing in building envelope consulting for both new construction and for historic preservation. While her expertise lies in building envelope assessment, testing, and repair of fenestration, roofing, and waterproofing systems, Danielle has been involved in a diverse range of forensic projects. Through her work, Danielle aims to highlight the intersection of sustainable technologies with preservation, ensuring that past and future structures are safe and functional for generations to come. Danielle is an AIA member, co-secretary of APTI’s Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation, serves on the Education Committee of the California Preservation Foundation, and is a member of AIA San Francisco’s Historic Resources Committee. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and minors in Historic Preservation and Italian Language.



Jocelyn Chan

Jocelyn Chan is a Historic Preservation Specialist for the U.S. General Services Administration's Pacific Rim Region 9. In her current role, she serves as technical historic preservation specialist and materials conservation subject matter expert to architects, building managers, and construction teams regarding the repair, alteration, and maintenance of GSA historic properties and artwork throughout CA, AZ, HI, NV, and overseas U.S. territories in the South Pacific Ocean and Asia. Prior to GSA she was an architectural conservator at Integrated Conservation Resources Inc, in New York, and held positions at the Penn Architectural Conservation Laboratory, Gordion Archaeological Project in Turkey, ARG Conservation Services, the Asian Art Museum, Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She is a Professional Associate of the American Institute of Conservation and received her Master of Science in Historic Preservation with a focus on architectural conservation from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a B.A. in Chemistry and Art History from Tufts University.


Dick Gee

Dick Gee is the Lead Architect, as well as a Project Manager, for Spectra Company, a construction firm specializing in historic buildings. He manages its Preservation Consulting Division. Dick previously acted as the Principal of the Los Angeles office for JAG Architects, and has worked on historic rehabilitation for over 30 years. Currently, Dick oversees preservation consulting, documentation and investigation services, design-build and special historic construction projects for Spectra, bringing both architectural and construction experience to each project. He started his preservation career working on rehabilitating buildings on Olvera Street, continued as the Preservation Architect for the El Capitan, and the historic buildings of both the Pechanga and Pala Tribes, and recently has worked on the rehabilitation of the San Gabriel Mission and Crystal Cove Beach Cottages. Dick has been awarded California Preservation Foundation, Los Angeles Conservancy, and other local preservation awards for numerous projects. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley, is an AIA member, and a Leed Accredited Professional.


Chris Gray

Chris Gray is a specialist in the survey and documentation of the built environment as head of Reality Capture for GBG. He worked at English Heritage - the GCI and commercial practice. Chris has promoted the selection, application and use of cutting-edge tools, best practice and professionalism. He has lectured and published frequently. As a chartered surveyor , Chris is mandated to carry out Continued Professional Development. He is a champion of emerging and developing technologies and maintains an overview and familiarity with mapping and GIS applications, as well as detailed structural recording.



Ariana Makau

Ariana Makau is the founder, principal conservator of Nzilani Glass Conservation, and current  Interim Collections C.A.R.E. Director of Destination Crenshaw. She holds a MA in Stained Glass Conservation from the V&A/RCA, in London, England; and has been involved in preservation for 30 years. She has worked at numerous museums in the States and abroad including the V&A, the Met, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and Getty Museum. Ariana has served on the Board of the Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA), and is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). Makau's work is most fulfilling when at the intersection of equity, preservation, and art.