California Preservation Foundation
Board of Trustees
President: Christine Lazzaretto, Pasadena
Christine Lazzaretto, Principal at Historic Resources Group, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s Degree in Heritage Conservation from the University of Southern California. She has been with Historic Resources Group since 2008. Christine has more than ten years of experience in historic preservation. Prior to joining HRG, Christine worked for Pasadena Heritage, a nonprofit historic preservation organization, where she served as Director of Education and the first Preservation Director. At HRG, Christine works on historic resources surveys, historic context statements, environmental review, policy development, and federal tax credit projects. She has worked on numerous large-scale historic resources surveys, including SurveyLA, the first citywide effort to identify historic resources in Los Angeles; Citywide survey updates in Beverly Hills, Paso Robles, and South Pasadena; and surveys for the cities of San Diego, Fresno, and Riverside. Historic context statements include the Entertainment Industry Context for SurveyLA; Citywide contexts for Beverly Hills, Paso Robles, South Pasadena, and San Luis Obispo; and she was a co-author of the award-winning Resources of the Recent Past Historic Context for the City of Pasadena. Christine has authored numerous successful National Register nominations, and she manages teams of professional colleagues on large-scale planning and mitigation efforts. Christine meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in History and Architectural History.
V.P. of Programs: Naomi Miroglio, FAIA, San Francisco
Naomi Miroglio has been with Architectural Resources Group since 1985 and became a Principal in 1999. She has designed numerous award-winning projects for historic properties, including seismic strengthening, adaptive reuse, preservation and tax credit projects. Naomi brings experience working with diverse user groups and development committees in evaluating and rehabilitating significant facilities. Her professional background is augmented by training in architectural conservation at the International Centre for Conservation in Rome, Italy. Naomi’s recent work includes: rehabilitation of the Cooper-Molera Barns complex, renovation of Oregon State Capitol, seismic strengthening and rehabilitation plan for Hop Kiln Winery in Healdsburg, and adaptive reuse of multiple buildings at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone campus.
Vice President Development: Bill Schaeffer, Napa
Bill Schaeffer is a partner at Cello & Maudru Construction Company. Based in Napa, Cello & Maudru specializes in winery, estate home, & hospitality construction building projects throughout the Bay Area. With the firm since 1996, he has been lucky enough to work on a few notable historic buildings, most recently the Buena Vista Winery Cellar & Caves (CPF 2013 Preservation Technology Award) & the adaptive reuse of the Mackintosh House in Sonoma for Scribe Winery. With a focus on history, architecture, and historic preservation, he received a bachelor of science in Environmental Design from UC Davis in 1993. Bill served on the board of Napa County Landmarks from 2002 to 2007. A Bay Area native, Bill lives with his wife and daughter, in a turn-of-the-century Shingle Style cottage.
Treasurer: Jeffrey A. Caldwell, Pasadena
Jeff has been with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) since 1998 and is a licensed professional engineer in eight states. His experience has focused on the investigation and repair design for failures and performance problems involving a wide variety of building components and materials. These problems often include serviceability and stability failures for building wall systems and structural elements. Mr. Caldwell’s project experience primarily includes failures caused by deficiencies in design or construction, or deterioration of building materials, such as brick, terra cotta, concrete, and glazing systems. His work also frequently investigates failures and repair of historic building facades. He has extensive experience with diagnostic testing to investigate causes of building enclosure failures and water infiltration. Having lived and worked for WJE in Princeton, New York, Boston, and now Los Angeles, Mr. Caldwell has developed an in-depth understanding of a wide range of building construction. His preservation experience ranges from the conservation and strengthening of historical structural concrete and terra cotta systems at Fenway Park and the Fairmont Copley Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and the Los Angeles County Hall of Justice in Los Angeles. Mr. Caldwell is the branch manager of WJE’s Los Angeles office and he is an active member of the Association for Preservation Technology (APTI), a past board member of APT Western Chapter, and is also active with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Rita Cofield, Southeast Los Angeles
Rita received her BA in Architecture and Planning from Howard University and is currently working on fulfilling the requirements for the Masters in Heritage Conservation from the University of Southern California. She free-lances as a cultural resource manager and Public Historian with valuable experience in community-based projects. She is passionate about finding ways to re-insert multiple perspectives into the larger narratives of our history. She enjoys activities and projects that foster innovation when it comes to caring for historic resources in underserved neighborhoods. She also feels a moral responsibility to expose the youth in her community of Watts to preservation education, hands-on training in building conservation, and its rich history as a means to community engagement and pride.
Christina Dikas, San Francisco
Christina Dikas is an associate principal and senior architectural historian at Page & Turnbull in San Francisco. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Christina received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Architectural History with a Certificate of Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia. She has been with Page & Turnbull since 2007 and manages the Cultural Resources Planning Studio. Christina has conducted numerous historic resource surveys and has extensive experience preparing Historic Resource Evaluations, CEQA and Section 106 Technical Reports, Historic Context Statements, Preservation Design Guidelines, and other preservation planning services. Christina has been a volunteer for the California Preservation Foundation for a number of years; she has presented at educational workshops, led walking tours, and helped to organize eight annual conferences as a member of the Conference Program Committee. In addition to her professional work, Christina is an avid photographer and contributed photographs to The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s long-traveling exhibit about the life and work of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin.
Adrian Scott Fine, Los Angeles
As Director of Advocacy for the Los Angeles Conservancy, Adrian Scott Fine oversees the organization’s outreach, advocacy and response on key preservation issues within the greater Los Angeles area. The Conservancy is the largest local nonprofit preservation organization in the country. Previously he was with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Indiana Landmarks. He graduated from Ball State University with degrees in Urban Planning and Development, Environmental Design and Historic Preservation. In 2014 he was selected as a Fitch Mid-Career Fellow by the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation for the project, “Picking up the Pieces: Preserving Urban Renewal’s Modern Legacy.” He is a founding member of Docomomo US/SoCal.
Michael J. Gibson, Esq., Redondo Beach
Mike is a lawyer and architectural historian. He holds a master’s degree in heritage conservation from the University of Southern California, as well as degrees in law from UCLA and history from Loyola Marymount University. Mike has practiced law since 1984, and is currently a partner in the firm of Greenberg, Whitcombe, Takeuchi, & Gibson, LLP. He specializes in business and real estate transactions. Mike currently serves as treasurer and as a member of the executive committee of the Society of Architectural Historians, and as treasurer and a board member of the Charnley-Persky House Museum Foundation. He is a past chair and member of the Redondo Beach Preservation Commission, and a past president and board member of the South Bay Bar Association of Los Angeles County. As an independent scholar, Mike’s fields of interest include regional architectural traditions, and sacred architecture and landscapes. His article exploring the design and construction of Catholic churches in post-war suburban Los Angeles was recently published as part of the edited collection Modernism and American Mid-20th Century Sacred Architecture.
G. Taylor Louden, AIA, Los Angeles
Tay lor Louden has architectural degrees from the University of Virginia and Columbia University. His portfolio of work includes numerous New York City and Los Angeles area landmarks. Since 2004 he has consulted as an independent historical architect. Louden’s projects have been recognized for excellence in the field of historical architecture and preservation, receiving a National Trust Preservation Award, and Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Design Awards. He served over two terms as the Architectural Representative on a Los Angeles Planning Department Historic Preservation Overlay Zone review board. Louden has presented several sessions at California Preservation Foundation conferences, directing panels on historical preservation design, and workshop seminars on the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards. He serves on CPF’s education committee. In 2011 he received a Certificate of Recognition by the City of Los Angeles for his work in the field of historic preservation.
Andrew Mariani, Sonoma
Andrew Mariani is a co-founder and vintner of Scribe Winery in Sonoma. Scribe was founded in 2007 on a property that helped pioneer pre-prohibition Sonoma Valley winemaking dating back to 1858. In February 2017, Andrew and his brother Adam completed a decade-long restoration and preservation of the 19th century Haçienda, which sits at the heart of the property. During the process they volunteered the building for Sonoma Historic Landmark status. It now acts as the focal point for tastings, guest chefs and visiting artists and embodies the ethos of Scribe. The Mariani family has been active in California Agriculture, Real Estate, and Development for four generations. Andrew is a graduate of Cal-Poly State University, and lives in Sonoma with his wife and daughter in the Nash Patton Adobe, California Historical Landmark #667.
Willett Moss, San Francisco
Willett is a founding partner of CMG Landscape Architecture and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. His work reflects his range of interests with a consistent focus on landscapes of broad value and public appeal. His project experience includes community-based design, sustainable urban systems, planning rooted in ecological understanding, and making historic resources relevant today. For Willett, good public spaces have clear purpose, whether symbolic or utilitarian, and contribute to community identity as memorable additions to the landscape. He creates art and research focused on the intersection of public landscape, bodily experience, and collective memory, based on a longstanding appreciation for richly textured and varied environments. Continuing service in teaching and pro-bono activity to support varied community efforts round out Willett’s professional life.
Trudi Sandmeier, Los Angeles
Trudi Sandmeier is the Director of Graduate Programs in Heritage Conservation and an Associate Professor of Practice in Architecture at the University of Southern California. She co-founded and currently serves as president of the non-profit Will Rogers Ranch Foundation, as a board member of the Docomomo Southern California chapter, the California Preservation Foundation, and the Historic Preservation Education Foundation. She was the co-organizer of the 2019 Preserving the Recent Past 3 conference and recently co-edited the Routledge Companion to Global Heritage Conservation (2019). Her work centers on the conservation of the recent past and efforts to make visible the impact of underrepresented constituencies on the historic built environment.
Chris Wasney, AIA, San Francisco
Christopher Wasney brings a wealth of expertise to designing and managing challenging projects for universities, community-based institutions and non-profits. A founding principal of Cody Anderson Wasney Architects, Inc., Chris directs the firm’s higher education work, including more than 60 projects at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, and U.C. Santa Cruz. He particularly relishes the challenges of finding appropriate and distinctive design responses within established campuses. His work includes large-scale renovations and adaptive reuse projects on historic buildings, as well as new buildings. Chris is on the faculty of the Architectural Design Program at Stanford University. Chris graduated from Stanford University and received a Master of Architecture from UC Berkeley.
Emeritus President – Andrea Galvin, El Segundo
Andrea Galvin is the president and principal architectural historian of GPA Consulting. She has been working in the field of architectural history and historic preservation in California since 1995. She has a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design from UC Davis, and a Preservation Planning Certificate from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. Past work experience includes working for the California Department of Transportation, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and the California Office of Historic Preservation as an architectural historian. Andrea has worked with small cities and large governments all over California with an emphasis in developing survey programs and integrating historic preservation into overall planning. In addition, Andrea has a wide arrange of experience working with Section 106, CEQA, and other environmental review processes, including helping cities with Historic Preservation Ordinances and streamlining the environmental review process in regard to historic properties. Many of Andrea’s projects have involved coordinating with a number of local, state, and federal agencies as well as conducting public outreach with stakeholder groups. She has conducted training on a wide variety of historic preservation topics at conferences and workshops throughout California and is an active member of several state and national preservation organizations.
Board of Trustees Nomination Form
The Board of Trustees seeks input from CPF members regarding possible candidates to serve on the Board of CPF. The Board has identified development as a major need and particularly seeks individuals with a background in fundraising, organizational development, and/or communications. Individuals with a strong interest and involvement in preservation are also welcome.
If you have a recommendation, please contact CPF. The Nominating Committee will evaluate submissions for possible Board consideration in a future election cycle.