She was the co-founder and architectural leader of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Sustainability Program and is continuing her sustainability work for the National Trust as a special consultant. Barbara is the author of two books, Changing Places: ReMaking Institutional Buildings and New York State County Fairs: A History and Architectural Survey, many articles on the integration of preservation and green building practices, and a popular blog entitled True Green Cities.
Barbara grew up in Buffalo, received an Architecture degree from SUNY at Buffalo and a Master’s in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. She was the first Executive Director of the Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier in Buffalo, ran her own architecture firm for many years in NYC, served as the Regional Historic Preservation Officer for the Northwest Region of the General Services Administration and from 2006-2011 was the Chief Architect for the 29 historic sites operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. BAC/A+P brings together all of her experiences – as both a consultant and client – to create a firm that occupies a unique niche in both the historic preservation and green building fields.