I humanize buildings for people.
How old buildings cultivate tradition in communities.
About the speaker
Brittany V. Lavelle Tulla is the proprietor and lead architectural historian of BVL Historic Preservation Research. Based in South Carolina, the firm specializes in historic property research, National Register of Historic Places nominations and historic tax credit consulting. Clients include the National Park Service, the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission, the City of Charleston and a wide array of both private and commercial interests. Brittany is an adjunct professor in the Department of Historic Preservation and Community Planning at the College of Charleston, and she leads the Charleston World Heritage Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to gaining World Heritage recognition for historic resources in Charleston. She also chairs the Young Preservationists of Charleston and she currently serves on the Town of Mount Pleasant Historical Commission as well as the board of the Preservation Society of Charleston’s Charleston Heritage Symposium. In 2018, Brittany was named the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “40 Under 40: People Saving Places,” a new national list honoring 40 movers and shakers under the age of 40 from a variety of backgrounds and industries who are expanding what it means to save places and tell America’s full history. Since BVL HPR’s founding in 2013, Brittany was one of three women featured in Historic Charleston Foundation’s “Women Who Impact Preservation” video series, was selected as the Drayton Hall Wood Family Fellow, and has presented her research at professional conferences across the nation, including most recently the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s PastForward conference and the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians annual conference. Brittany holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Elon University and she earned a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from the College of Charleston/Clemson University joint program where she was awarded the Ann Pamela Cunningham Award.
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