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Architecture & Engineering
Partnerships: Reaching a Larger Audience
Preparing for Disaster
Building Capacity through Internal Partnerships
Research and Field Projects
Materials Conservation
Crude Oil and Cultural Heritage
Honoring National Heroes
Combating Rust
Catering to Underserved Communities
Historic Landscapes
Herbicides and the Built Environment
Documenting Historic Landscapes
Teaching Historic Landscape Maintenance
Mourning Glory: Preserving Historic Cemeteries
WikiProject Cultural Landscapes
PTT Grants Program
Communications and Information Technology
Mobile Application Development
ERS: Emergency Response and Salvage
NCPTT Website
Product Distribution
NCPTT Library
In-office Computer Systems
TELNPS/ Webex Training
Community Engagement
Conservation Scientist for a Day
Robots Invade NCPTT!
African American Heritage in the Center’s Backyard
There’s Plenty to Preserve in Natchitoches
Appendix A: Training and Presentations
Staff Presentations
Appendix B: Publications and Media Produced in FY2011
Research and Technical Publications
Appendix C: Library Additions in FY2011
Appendix D: FY2011 Budget
Fixed Costs
Budget Pie Chart
Appendix E: Organization Chart





to the Advisory Board of the

National Center for Preservation technology and Training

National Park Service
United States Department of Interior

Natchitoches, Louisiana

November 16, 2011


National Park Service

Jon Jarvis

Stephanie Toothman
Associate Director, Cultural Resources

Jon C. Smith
Assistant Associate Director, Heritage Preservation Assistance Programs

Advisory Board


James Walter Garrison

State Historic Preservation Officer, Arizona

Horace Henry Foxall, Jr.

Program Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Roy Eugene Graham, FAIA

Director, College Programs in Historic Preservation

School of Architecture, University of Florida

Norman Koonce, FAIA

American Institute of Architects (Retired)

Rob Pahl, AIA

President, Pahl Architects/Planners

Frank Preusser, Ph.D.

Frank Preusser and Associates, Inc.

Robert Silman, PE

Robert Silman and Associates, P.C.

Jonathan Spodek

Associate Professor, Dept. of Architecture

Ball State University

Suzanne Louise Turner, FASLA

Professor Emerita of Landscape Architecture

Louisiana State University

Norman Weiss, FAPT

Professor, Columbia University


Kirk A. Cordell
Executive Director

Kevin Ammons Administrative Officer Ed FitzGerald Research Assistant
Mary Bistodeau Receptionist Jeff Guin Marketing Manager
Carol Chin NCPTT/NSU Joint Faculty Sarah Jackson Architectural Conservator
Jason Church Materials Conservator Mary Servello Executive Secretary
Sean Clifford Web Developer Debbie Smith Chief, Historic Landscapes
Curtis Desselles Research Assistant Mary F. Striegel Chief, Materials Conservation
Lance Ellis I.T. Administrator Vacant Position Chief, Archeology & Collections
Andy Ferrell Chief, Architecture & Engineering

This report is published by the Preservation Technology and Training Board, established under Title XVI, Section 470 of Public Law 102-575, October 30, 1992. The purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary of the Interior regarding the operations of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. The specific duties of the Board are to (1) provide leadership, policy advice, and professional oversight to the Center; (2) advise the Secretary on priorities and the allocation of grants among the activities of the Center; and (3) submit an annual report to the President and the Congress.

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) is an office of the National Park Service, established under the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended, which states,

The purposes of the Center shall be to —

  1. develop and distribute preservation and conservation skills and technologies for the identification, evaluation, conservation, and interpretation of prehistoric and historic resources;
  2. develop and facilitate training for Federal, State and local resource preservation professionals, cultural resource managers, maintenance personnel, and others working in the preservation field;
  3. take steps to apply preservation technology benefits from ongoing research by other agencies and institutions;
  4. facilitate the transfer of preservation technology among Federal agencies, State and local governments, universities, international organizations, and the private sector; and
  5. cooperate with related international organizations including, but not limited to the International Council on Monuments and Sites, the International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, and the International Council on Museums.

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

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