Historic Preservation Advisory Committee


When the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (HPAC) was created in 2003 by the Office of the Architect for the University (OAU), its purpose was to advise the OAU on the development of a process for evaluating the historical significant of all structures and cultural landscapes aged forty (40) years and older at the Central Grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.  This involvement led to completion of the 2006 Historic Preservation Framework Plan and its subsequent review and approval by the UVa Board of Visitors.  This document is intended to be maintained to current date through bi-annual updates as other facilities reach their 40th year.  Since then the role of the Committee has expanded to include review of major restoration plans and specifications, as well as Historic Structure Reports.  Reporting to the Architect for the University, the committee is made up of ten faculty and agency/community members representing appropriate areas of expertise in historic preservation.


The HPAC is charged by the Office of the Architect with providing broad general advice on the University’s preservation planning and maintenance programs, as well as providing advice and commentary on specific historic preservation projects. The Committee shall advise the Architect for the University, concerning matters related to historic preservation, including additions and/or changes to the Historic Preservation Framework Plan and all significant proposals for renovation and/or restoration of historic structures within the University Grounds.  At the end of each academic year, the OAU will submit a summary report of the committee’s activities to the Office of the President.


Appointments to the Committee represent a broad cross section of preservation expertise from outside and within the University.  Members serve two-year appointments, attending quarterly meetings throughout the calendar year.


David J. Neuman, FAIA, LEED BD+C (Chair)

Architect for the University

University of Virginia


Edward Chappell

Director of Architectural Research

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation


Gardiner Hallock

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation


Maureen Joseph, ASLA
Regional Historical Landscape Architect,

National Capitol Region

National Park Service


Julie V. Langan

Director, Division of Resource Services & Review

Virginia Department of Historic Resources


Calder Loth

Virginia Department of Historic Resources (retired)


Travis McDonald

Director of Architectural Restoration

The Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest


Maurie McInnis

Professor, American Art and Material Culture

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

University of Virginia


Hugh C. Miller, FAIA

National Park Service (retired)


Louis Nelson

Associate Professor of Architectural History

Department of Architectural History


Richard Guy Wilson

Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History

Chair, Department of Architectural History