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.
Secretary - Amy Minteer, Esq., Los Angeles
Amy Minteer received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan in December of 2001. She took the California Bar in July 2002 and was admitted in December 2002. During law school, Amy worked as a law clerk for the Lake Michigan Federation, where she helped educate the public on issues of environmental health and fought to strengthen discharge permit standards. Amy also participated in the environmental law clinic and interned with the National Wildlife Federation. There she worked extensively on matters concerning the environmental effects of concentrated animal feeding operations. Amy was Vice President of the Environmental Law Society at the University of Michigan where she helped connect law students with community based environmental groups for volunteer opportunities. She received an undergraduate degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Science from the University of Illinois, and brings a valuable technical and scientific background to the firm. Amy has written articles and lectured on environmental law and historic preservation. She was also lead counsel for the successful petitioner in Center for Biological Diversity v. Fish & Game Comm. (2008) 166 Cal.App.4th 597.
V.P. of Programs - Kyle Normandin, Pasadena
Treasurer - Christine Lazzaretto, Pasadena
Christine Lazzaretto, Principal, 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.
Matthew Berkley, M.A., Glendora
Matt attended Boston University and California State University, Long Beach. He is an Architectural Historian holding undergraduate and graduate degrees in United States and Modern European History. His fields are the built environment, politics of space, the growth and development of California regional vernacular architecture, the relationship between the changing landscape of California through suburbanization and its effects on the natural environment. His education, coupled with more than fifteen years representing sellers and buyers of architectural and historic properties provide him a distinct advantage in marketing to an audience that understands and respects the significance of the properties he represents.
Adrian 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.
G. Taylor Louden, AIA, Los Angeles
G. Taylor 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.
Naomi Miroglio, FAIA, San Francisco
Naomi Miroglio has been with ARG 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 has led the adaptive reuse of multiple buildings at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone including the Rudd Center for Wine Education, a 2002 California Preservation Design Award, and the Williams Center for Flavor Discovery, a 2004 Napa County Landmark Award. She brings experience working with diverse user groups and development committees in evaluating and rehabilitating significant facilities. Naomi’s professional background is augmented by training in architectural conservation at the International Centre for Conservation in Rome, Italy.
Greg Mix, Danville
Greg Mix is a California Architect, license inactive. His education was at the University of Southern California, BS in Architecture, 1975. Now retired, Greg’s early residential architectural practice was in both Southern and Northern California. Later, he transitioned his career to executive positions in the home building industry. He was Northern California Division President of two major California home building companies, both public and private. Through his roles there he has extensive experience bringing people of differing points of view together to resolve complex issues. His experience includes leadership, asset management, project management, land acquisitions, entitlements, architecture, and planning. Greg’s historic preservation activities include founding of Friends of the Thorsen House. He has been a board member of 5-plus non-profits including serving as Chair of the Building Industry Association of Northern California. For fun, Greg builds reproductions of historic furniture.
Deborah Rosenthal, Esq., Irvine
Ms. Rosenthal devotes her practice to land use and environmental law and litigation. She works extensively with land use and environmental issues in California, including wetlands, endangered species, takings, historic preservation, mitigation banking and hazardous materials. Deborah has also been involved in a variety of complex federal- and state-coordinated environmental permitting programs for large private developments, including the negotiation of development agreements and preparation of development plans.
A major portion of her practice is devoted to CEQA, inverse condemnation and general plan litigation in connection with land use entitlements for large residential real estate developers. She represents clients in complex land use, civil rights and antitrust litigation in Illinois, New Jersey, Florida, Kentucky, Indiana and California.
Immediately before admission to the California bar, Deborah served as Executive Director of the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois. In this capacity, she was responsible for supervising statewide preservation-advocacy programs. Prior to attending Yale Law School, Deborah acted as a special consultant to the National Trust for Historic Preservation on selected planning issues in Oklahoma and provided special media services to the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies.
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.
Kurt Schindler, AIA, Berkeley
Kurt Schindler is a principal at ELS and directs the firm’s historic and seismic renovation projects. Over his professional career he has been involved in master planning, programming, design, and feasibility studies for dozens of historic and cultural facilities. He possesses a special expertise in assessing the adaptive reuse or upgrade potential of existing buildings.
His award-winning historic renovation projects include the renovation and restoration of the national landmark 1903-33 Mission Inn, in Riverside, California, the 1939 Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center in Berkeley, California, the 1929 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, the 1923 Union Pacific Railroad Station in Anaheim, California, the 1912 16th Street Train Station Re-Use Plan in Oakland, California, the 1904 Temple Sherith Israel Seismic Upgrade in San Francisco, California, and the 1923 Grand Theater Center for the Arts in Tracy, California. He recently completed the 1928 Oakland Fox Theatre, the 1927 California Theatre renovation and expansion, the 1929 Pleasanton Firehouse Art Center in Pleasanton, and the 1894 St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in San Francisco.
Currently, he is working on the national landmark 1915 Old Administration Building at Fresno City College and the 1934 Civic Auditorium in San Jose.
Mr. Schindler received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1970 and a Master of Architecture degree in 1975 from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Schindler is active with the California Preservation Foundation and the United States Institute of Theatre Technology, and has presented at the League of California Cities.
Andrew Wolfram, AIA, San Francisco
Chris Wasney, AIA, Palo Alto
Chris Wasney is a founding principal of Cody Anderson Wasney Architects, Inc., Palo Alto. Chris directs the firm’s higher education work, including more than 90 projects at U.C. Santa Cruz, Stanford University, and U.C. Berkeley, as well as numerous commercial interiors and residential projects.. He is skilled at balancing the demands of program, preservation, andbudget, and thrives in the hands-on role as a team leader from project inception to closeout. His work includes new buildings as well as large-scale renovations and adaptive reuse projects on historic buildings. Chris is on the faculty of the Architectural Design Program at Stanford University. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University.
Sally Zarnowitz, AIA, LEED AP, Berkeley
Sally Zarnowitz LEED AP has been a licensed Architect for over 20 years, specializing in sustainable urban in-fill adaptive reuse projects, and managing historic preservation, urban planning, and architectural design and incentive programs. She is the Senior Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Berkeley, serving as Secretary to the Landmarks Preservation Commission and overseeing the survey, designation, and design review of historical resources.
Ms. Zarnowitz has focused her work in the public sector, where she has developed and facilitated creative designs and policies, as well as environmental and regulatory solutions for historical resource conservation. Prior to coming to the City of Berkeley, she served as Historic Preservation Officer for the City of San Jose and practiced architecture in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City, joining the College of San Mateo Department of Architecture Faculty in 1991. Ms. Zarnowitz received her Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and her Bachelors in History from the University of California Berkeley. She has resided in San Jose, California since 1993 with her husband and two sons.
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 complete the Prospective Board Candidate form. The Nominating Committee will evaluate submissions for possible Board consideration in a future election cycle.