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Barbara Campagna

Barbara is an architect, planner and historian – reinventing and restoring historic and existing buildings. She has lectured extensively, organized many conferences, serves on a variety of non-profit Boards, teaches, writes and is the author of two books including Changing Places: ReMaking Institutional Buildings, which focuses on the adaptive use of historic asylums and prisons. She is the recipient of the National AIA Young Architect of the Year Award 2002 and was elevated to Fellowship in the AIA in 2009 as “the leading national architect and policymaker for the integration of preservation values into green building practices.”

Barbara ran a sustainability graduate program at SUNY FIT and helped create the curriculum for a new preservation program at University at Buffalo. She is the past president of the Association for Preservation Technology International and currently serves on the Columbia GSAPP Alumni Board.

She grew up in Buffalo, received an Architecture degree from University at Buffalo and a Master’s in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. She was the first Executive Director of the Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier in Buffalo, ran her own architecture firm for many years in New York City, served as the Regional Historic Preservation Officer for the Northwest Region of the General Services Administration and from 2006-2011 was the Chief Architect for the 29 historic sites operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Barbara’s firm, BAC/A+P, brings together all of her experiences – as both a consultant and client – to create a firm that occupies a unique niche in both the historic preservation and green building fields.

Barbara has completed the restorations of some of the most significant National Historic Landmarks in the country and is a recognized leader in the technical aspects of masonry and window preservation. She is an expert in strategic and master planning and successfully completing the complex regulatory reviews of local, state and national projects; has developed innovative mitigation programs for Section 106 projects and has expertise in investment rehabilitation tax credit projects as both a consultant and a client/owner. Barbara is an expert in the preservation and modernization of modern heritage including landmarks from the Brutalism era.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6856‑1 Spring 2019
Adaptation: Rebuilding American Cities
Barbara Campagna MINI SESSION
M,T,W,TH,F - 6pm-8pm + F - 3pm- 5pm
SES A: 1/22-3/1
1.5 Points