Created by Public Law 102-575 in 1992, the purpose of the Board is to provide leadership, policy advice, and professional oversight to the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training located at Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches, Louisiana. A unit of the National Park Service, the Center was created by the 1992 Amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act to coordinate and promote preservation research, distribute information, and provide training about preservation skills and technologies. Other responsibilities of the Board include advising the Secretary on priorities and the allocation of grants among the activities of the Center and submitting an annual report to the President and the Congress.

Current Board Members

Foxall, Horace, Jr.Horace Henry Foxall, Jr.
Program Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Garrison, JamesJames Walter Garrison
State Historic Preservation Officer, Arizona
Limp2008_rdax_150x198William (Fred) Limp, RPA
Leica Geosystems Chair and University Professor
Department of Geosciences and Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies
University of Arkansas
Odegaard, NancyNancy Odegaard
Conservator, Head of Preservation, Arizona State Museum
Professor, University of Arizona
Pahl, RobertRob Pahl, AIA
President, Pahl Architects/Planners
Pyburn, JackJack Pyburn, FAIA
Historic Preservation
Studio at Lord Aeck Sargent
Spodek, JohnathanJonathan Spodek, FAIA, NCARB
Professor of Architecture
Department of Architecture
Ball State University
Vlahos, EkateriniEkaterini Vlahos
Center of Preservation Research, Director
Chair, Department of Architecture
University of Colorado, Denver
Weiss, NormanNorman Weiss, FAPT
Chair, PTT Board
Professor, Columbia University

Designated Federal Officer

Cordell, KirkKirk A. Cordell, LEED AP BD+C
Deputy Associate Director, Science, Technology & Training
Executive Director, NCPTT
National Park Service – Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science

Past Board Members

Graham, Roy, FAIARoy Eugene Graham, FAIA, NVARB, Fellow US/ICOMOS
Reinecke-Reeves Distinguished Professor (Retired)
College of Design, Construction, and Planning
University of Florida
VICTORVictor Knox
Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities and Lands
National Park Service
Koonce, Norman, FAIANorman Koonce, FAIA
American Institute of Architects (Retired)
L_Lawliss_sqLucy Lawliss, ASLA
Vice-Chair, PTT Board
Superintendent, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

National Park Service (Retired)
Preusser, FrankFrank Preusser, Ph.D.
Frank Preusser and Associates, Inc.
Silman, RobertRobert Silman, PE
President Emeritus
Robert Silman and Associates, P.C.
Turner, SuzanneSuzanne Louise Turner
Professor Emerita of Landscape Architecture
Louisiana State University




National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119