Commonwealth Architects
“In order to understand the history of a building, you have to understand how it has changed over the years.”

Bryan Green, PhD, LEED AP BD + C

Director of Historic Preservation

When it comes to historic preservation, Bryan Green is a master in his field. His love and passion for history make him an expert not only within the firm, but also in the Richmond community. He is actively involved in nominating projects for Historic Tax Credits, researching building history, and contributing to the rehabilitation of several landmarks and historically rich buildings. Over the years, he has learned that one of the key ingredients to a successful project is to always have a backup plan, and to be prepared for unforeseen situations, which appear often when working with historical structures. His favorite types of historical preservation projects are those which have seen a lot of physical change over time, yet still hold so much potential for the future.

Memberships

Citizens Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion, Chair

Citizens Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion, Restoration Committee

City of Richmond, Commission of Architectural Review, Past Vice-Chair

City of Richmond, Commission of Architectural Review, Chair

City of Richmond, Urban Design Committee, Vice Chair

Rosewell Foundation, Past Board Member

Preservation Virginia, Past Award Committee Member

Preservation Virginia, Past Endangered Sites Committee Member

Virginia Commonwealth University, L. Douglas Wilder School of Public Policy, Adjunct Professor

Publications

In Jefferson’s Shadow: The Architecture of Thomas R. Blackburn.  Princeton Architectural Press, for the Virginia Historical Society, 2006.

With Ann L.B. Miller and Conover Hunt, Building a President’s House: Newly Discovered Architectural Plans for James Madison’s Montpelier  Montpelier: The Montpelier Foundation, 2007.

Education

PhD in Architectural History, University of Virginia

Master of Architectural History, University of Virginia

Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

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