The Preservation Society was formed in 1976.
Mission: Through preserving and promoting the unique historic resources of our region, we work to sustain the heritage and the sense of place that is Asheville and Buncombe County.
Office phone: 828-254-2343
Post: P.O. Box 2806, Asheville, NC 28802
Grove Office: 324 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC
Our Board of Directors
Ben Scales, President
Jeanne Warner, Vice President, Special Events Committee Chair
Betty Tenn Lawrence, Secretary,
Rick King, Treasurer, Nominating Committee Chair
Martha Fullington Martha Walker Fullington was architectural historian and survey coordinator for the South Carolina SHPO, 1980–1987, then preservation specialist for the NC SHPO, 1987–1994. She served on the Historic Resources Commission of Asheville and Buncombe County for nine years, chairing for six. She is now a book editor and adviser for the Properties Commission at the Cathedral of All Souls. She mentors high school seniors interested in careers in historic preservation.
Robert Griffin, Fundraising Task Force
Bruce Hazzard, Endangered Properties Committee Co-Chair Bruce Hazzard established Design Management, LLC as a collaborative group of entrepreneurs associated with various aspects of development, design and construction who provide consulting to smaller development companies, public entities and individual clientele, balancing design, environment, community, finance and art. He has over 30 years of design, planning, management and construction experience with a focus on conservation-based land use and environmental planning in sensitive sites. A LEED Accredited Professional, his broad expertise in the key areas of design, project planning, project costing, program management, design team management, entitlements and construction management, and his ability to bring a “developer’s perspective” to the design process, greatly assist both large and small developers, land owners and government entities that are not lead by an in-house development team. He has been involved in projects that total in excess of $1 billion dollars in development costs. His educational background, while based in architectural design, also was extended to include landscape architecture, regional planning, urban design and construction management. Aside from being a Board member for the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County, he also, currently sits on advisory boards for the School of Landscape Architecture at the University of Texas @ Arlington, and is Chairman of the Asheville Downtown Commission which oversees development activities in the core areas of the City of Asheville, North Carolina.
Kieta Osteen- Cochrane, Programs & Education Committee Chair
Dale Slusser, Endangered Properties CommitteeCo-Chair
Jo Stephenson, Membership Chair
Jack Thomson, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack came to PSABC in September 2010 after serving nearly 6 years as Director of Historic Salisbury Foundation. With 13 years in historic preservation, from project management in general construction to real estate experience, Jack offers a broad range of experiences neccesary to grow the capacity of this important preservation organization.
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