Black in Historic Preservation

A network of professionals, tradespeople, citizen advocates + students who practice/study  historic preservation /heritage conservation and who self-identify as Black/African/African American



Education . Equity + Well-Being

Education.  To highlight the past + present contributions of Black people to historic preservation in the US + beyond. For examples, see the Directory and the Profiles in Preservation.

Education.  To highlight learning opportunities in historic preservation and allied fields. For example, see the Events calendar. 

Equity + Well-Being.  To support the success of Black people in historic preservation to thrive as professionals, tradespeople, students, and citizen advocates, to support the success of the communities and people they serve. For example, see the Job Board.

In response to requests in 2020 from Preservationists in the US, we present The Black Preservationists Directory! 

Directory Credits: Beta Test Participant Coordination by Nakita Reed AIA, NOMA, CPHC, LEED AP ... Directory Form Development + Data Analytics by K. Kennedy Whiters AIA, APT, NCARB

And, thank you to the Directory's Beta Testers of architects, a contractor, and a student! 

Click here to Apply to join the Directory!

Provide feedback on the Black Preservationists Directory -- click here.

For more information, see the Directory Terms of Use. Must be at least 18 years of age to participate. Free to join.


Black in Historic Preservation Grant Fund

Click here.


Read about past and current advocacy. Click here.

Black in Historic Preservation

is brought to you by ...


K. Kennedy Whiters Architect

Special thanks to Founding Advisor Nakita Reed AIA, NOMA, CPHC, LEED AP


In the news ...

March 23: Young Urban Preservationists of Preservation Buffalo include Black in Historic Preservation Founder, Kennedy, in their "Women to Watch" segment of their March 11th "Women in Preservation + Design" class


Inaugural BiHP Preservation Month Activities!

Click the image below to register for the HP Q&A Series.

And, check out the Events Calendar for preservation events happening near you and beyond.