HRC Leadership

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Meet the Historic Preservation leadership

2024 Chair: Lorraine Minatoishi, AIA | AEPAC | Honolulu, HI

Elizabeth M. Hallas, AIA | Anderson Hallas Architects | Golden, CO

Robert C. Burns, AIA | Commonwealth Architects | Richmond, VA

Elisa Hernández Skaggs, AIA | Page & Turnbull | San Francisco, CA

Joseph Smith III, AIA | Architectural Collaborative, LLC | Athens, GA

You can contact any leader by logging into AIA and using the "Send Message" function on the leader's profiles linked above. 


Lorraine Minatoishi, AIA

AEPAC | Honolulu


View the committees that make HRC successful.

  • Communications and Publications Subcommittee

  • Development Subcommittee

  • Education and Programs Subcommittee

  • Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Coordinating Committee

  • Historic Sites Advocacy Team


Luz Angela Toro, Designation (she/her) 

Sr. Manager, Resilience and Climate Adaptation 

Int’l. Assoc. AIA International Licensed Architect. 

Click HERE to learn how to pronounce my name. 


Our Mission

The mission of the Historic Resources Committee (HRC) is to identify, understand, and preserve architectural heritage, both nationally and internationally. HRC is engaged in promoting the role of the historic architect within the profession through the development of information and knowledge among members, allied professional organizations, and the public.

Get involved!

The American Institute of Architects actively promotes a diverse profession, including race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation. We strive to be an inclusive Knowledge Community representing diversity of thought, geographic diversity, both traditional and non-traditional practice and as well as providing opportunities for seasoned professionals, associate members, and young architects.

We're looking for enthusiastic people who want to help make our profession better. Learn how to become involved in HRC committee leadership.