Historic Preservation & Architectural History

Architectural historian Lyssa Papazian, M.S. has been working professionally in the field of historic preservation for the past twenty-eight years, first as a Senior Architectural Historian in the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office and for the past twenty-two years as an independent consultant in Vermont.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • the use of federal and state historic tax credits
  • the rehabilitation of historic residential, institutional, commercial, and mixed-use properties
  • community development and community supported enterprise
  • the Section 106 regulatory process
  • documentation and research of historic properties
  • preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations and cultural resource surveys
  • planning for both large and small preservation projects
  • environmental preservation issues and the use of green building practices on historic properties
  • industrial and agricultural history
  • affordable housing and energy efficiency using older buildings