Graham Gund Architect of the National Trust
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Barbara is the Chief Architect for the National Trust overseeing such iconic landmarks as Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, CT and Drayton Hall in Charleston. She is one of the leaders of the National Trust’s Sustainability Program and the co-founder of the national coalition on sustainable preservation formed between the Trust, APT, AIA and the National Park Service. Barbara is the National Trust’s liaison with the USGBC and has been assisting LEED technical development staff with revisions to LEED which incorporate preservation, social and cultural metrics into the rating system.
Barbara has an architecture degree from SUNY Buffalo and a Master’s in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. She has been the Executive Director of a nonprofit in Buffalo, ran her own architecture firm for many years in NYC, and served as the Regional Historic Preservation Officer for the Northwest Region of GSA.
She is immediate past Past President of the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT), where she created the Technical Committee on Modern Heritage. She received the National AIA Young Architect of the Year Award in 2002 and under her leadership, APT received the National 2007 AIA Award for Collaborative Achievement for their sustainable preservation efforts. Barbara was elevated to Fellowship in the AIA in 2009 for her national efforts to integrate historic preservation and green building practices.