One month into 2022, and we have already seen so many opportunities to engage with preservation inside and outside of work! Check out the following opportunities and events to continue kicking off the year with preservation!
Call for Nominations: 
Preservation Alumni Leadership Award
PA is happy to announce that nominations are now open for the 2022 Preservation Alumni Leadership Award!

Since 2015, this award has been presented annually to an outstanding graduate of Columbia University’s Historic Preservation Program who has contributed significantly to the preservation field, while devoting their time and talents to support the mission of Preservation Alumni. This award recognizes our community’s leaders who are an essential part of keeping preservation relevant and innovative, as well as ensuring that the alumni network remains strong and accessible to current students.

Please send your nominations for the 2022 Preservation Alumni Leadership Award to by Friday, March 11, 2022. Any questions about the award or nomination process can also be sent to this address.

Information should include:

  • Nominee’s name
  • Nominee’s graduation year from Columbia’s Historic Preservation program
  • A short paragraph describing why this person should receive the 2022 Preservation Alumni Leadership Award

All nominations will be reviewed by the Preservation Alumni Board and the winner will be announced later this spring.

News from Campus: 
Student Worker Strike Ends
On January 27, 2022, Student Workers of Columbia – whose members include students in the Historic Preservation masters and PhD programs – announced that they had reached a tentative agreement with Columbia, a draft of which you can read here. SWC had been striking for core demands including a living wage, dental insurance, and neutral third-party arbitration, including for cases of harassment against student workers.
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Job & Internship Opportunities 

If you are a PA member, remember to check out our Career Opportunities page for up-to-date job and internship postings! Please email if you would like PA to post your career or internship opening! 

Program Specialist Trainee
New Jersey Historic Preservation Office (Trenton, NJ)
The New Jersey Historic Preservation Office has an opening for a National Register nomination reviewer. Compensation is $44,628.85 annually. Read more here and apply by 2/8/22!

Instructor of Historic Preservation and Community Planning
College of Charleston (Charleston, CA)
The program in Historic Preservation and Community Planning at the College of Charleston seeks an energetic colleague to join our dynamic department of 11 full-time permanent faculty. The HPCP Instructor, a permanent non-tenure-track position, typically teaches Introduction to Historic Preservation each semester, while offering other courses in area(s) of specialization as needed. Read more here!
Summer Development Intern
Nantucket Preservation Trust (Nantucket, MA)
The Summer 2022 Development Intern will have the opportunity to advance their skills in many aspects of fundraising, development, and arts administration including but not limited to: coordinating an annual, curated art exhibition & online auction, event planning, community outreach, mailing campaigns, research, cultivation, marketing, and project management. Read more here!
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Grant & Other Opportunities
National Fund for Sacred Places
A program of Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Fund for Sacred Places provides financial and technical support for community-serving historic houses of worship across America.  The program will be accepting Letters of Intent until March 7. Congregations meeting the eligibility criteria can apply for grants ranging from $50,000 to $250,000 to support significant capital projects at historic houses of worship. Apply and read more here!
Save America’s Treasures
The National Park Service is pleased to announce that the Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grant program is now accepting applications. The Save America’s Treasures grant program was established in 1998 and first awarded grants in 1999 to help preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey our nation’s rich heritage to future generations. Since 1999, there have been more than 4,000 requests for funding totaling more than $1.54 billion. More than $315,700,000 has been awarded to 1,300+ projects. Applications due March 10, 2022!
In with the Old: A New TV Show on Magnolia Network
Designers, builders and old-home enthusiasts in small towns and big cities across America reimagine and transform abandoned structures by preserving their historical integrity while giving them new purpose. #InWithTheOld is now streaming on #MagnoliaNetwork.

The network is also looking for more content and wants to learn more about restoration projects that include a “new purpose” and that can be defined as restoring it back to a functioning home, or even as another type of space (rental home, event center, museum, etc.). The producers want to track the owners’ progress from beginning (or near beginning) to the final outcome. No funding is provided. For more information, click here or email Kent Takano at

Promoting Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:
Recommendations from PA’s Anti-Racism/Equity Initiative
The Anti-Racism/Equity Initiative is committed to engaging with DEI issues through discussions, events, and the sharing of information. As a part of this effort and in response to members’ requests that we provide relevant educational resources, check this section each month for recommendations on how to actively engage with current DEI conversations in preservation.
Preserving Black Churches Project Announced! 
Preserving Black Churches, a new $20 million initiative of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, offers a national strategy for historic Black churches that are both stewarded by active congregations and being repurposed for new uses in local communities. With leadership support from Lilly Endowment, Inc, Preserving Black Churches will advance strategies that model and strengthen stewardship and asset management, interpretation and programming, and fundraising activities of historic Black churches across the country. Sign up here to be among the first to know when Preserving Black Churches grants open for applications.
Sara Bronin to Deliver Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture at Columbia University (February 9, 2022)
The Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Sara Bronin, Professor at Cornell’s College of Architecture Art & Planning and Associate Member of the Cornell Law Faculty, at 6:30pm on Wednesday February 9th. Sara Bronin is a Mexican-American architect and attorney whose interdisciplinary research focuses on how law and policy can foster more equitable, sustainable, well-designed, and connected places.
This lecture will be held in person and is open to Columbia University affiliates with a Green Pass, and will be live-streamed for the general public on the GSAPP YouTube Channel.
South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation 
South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nationa new book by Imani Perry, provides “an essential, surprising journey through the history, rituals, and landscapes of the American South–and a revelatory argument for why you must understand the South in order to understand America.”

An article by Dr. Perry adapted from the book entitled “I Searched for Answers About My Enslaved Ancestor. What I Found Was More Questions” can be found here!

The Architecture of the Negro Traveler’s Green Book
In the summer of 2016, Anne Bruder, Susan Hellman, and Catherine Zipf formed a research group that sought to find out what had happened to the Green Book’s buildings in their states (MD, VA, and RI respectively). After a presentation at a Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians conference, the three were inundated by a host of other scholars wanting to learn more about sites in their states. With the help of these scholars, the project has evolved into an effort to document the history and status of every building listed in The Negro Traveler’s Green Book. Click here to visit the website dedicated to that effort.
PA Entertainment:
What else we’re reading, listening to, touring, & attending… 

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