A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, Mary Ruffin Hanbury has worked in the historic preservation field for over twenty-five years. She received an undergraduate degree in art history from Yale University and a master's degree in urban and environmental planning from the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm she was the architectural historian for the eastern region of Virginia at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. She then moved to Charleston, South Carolina where she worked for the Southern Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation providing advisory and field services, developing and implementing strategies for key intervention and advocacy issues throughout the region, but primarily in Louisiana, Florida, Kentucky, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. After leaving the Trust, she worked at the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office as the liaison to local governments, reviewing all local designation reports, preservation plans, guidelines, and ordinances and managing the federal Certified Local Government program for the State of North Carolina. In 2008 she left state government to establish Hanbury Preservation Consulting. The firm provides a full spectrum of preservation-related planning services to organizations, governments, individuals and corporate clients. The firm has completed projects in thirteen states from New Jersey to Montana ranging from tax credit, compliance, and survey projects, to preservation plans and feasibility studies for nonprofits, municipalities, and heritage areas. Mary lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and son.
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- D05. A New Framework for Blended Conservation of Land and Buildings
October 19, 2019
10:30 AM - Noon