Join virtual guest speaker Crystal Montgomery as she discusses how historic preservation began as well as modern issues, including construction and additions and how a building design looks.
Description: Have you ever wondered why buildings in the same neighborhood can look so different? Join virtual guest speaker Crystal Montgomery as she discusses how historic preservation began as well as modern issues, including construction and additions and how a building design looks. Crystal will give examples of what is appropriate and what is not, and all attendees are encouraged to participate and express their opinion!
Presenter Bio: Crystal Montgomery is currently a Historic Preservation Specialist for Northrup Grumman at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio for the past eleven years. Before joining the NASA team, she worked with architectural firms in Cincinnati, Ohio after graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a six year Bachelors of Architecture degree and a certificate in Historic Preservation. Her love of historic preservation began in her home town of Shaker Heights, Ohio, but one firm in particular gave her a start with rehabilitation work on old commercial buildings. While in Cincinnati, she was a member of the Cincinnati Preservation Association and volunteered in support of their events. Upstairs Downstairs annual tour was the favorite.
As a member of the American Institute of Architects, she became an Associate board member for two years creating learning events for the younger architects.
Additionally, she became a founding member of the National Organization of Minority Architects – NOMA CLE as the Secretary for three years and is currently the parliamentarian. In 2019 she became a trustee for the Cleveland Restoration Society and in 2020 became a member of the Landmark Commission of Shaker Heights.