Mary Kate Ryan

State Survey Coordinator (Architectural Historian)

Having worked in State Historic Preservation Offices for 13 years, I am an architectural historian primarily interested in preservation's role in sustainability. Besides working with state survey, I am heavily involved in disaster preparedness and climate change work at the state level. I am interested in helping to adapt best practices in mitigation and adaptation for use in historic districts and on historic properties. I am also interested in aspects of historic architectural design that may promote sustainability and resilience, and how those may be adapted for modern use.