Traditional Building Conference

Speaker Bios

Traditional Building Conference Series

St. Paul, MN

317 On Rice Park
317 Washington Street
St. Paul, MN 55102


Marble, Mechanicals and the Minnesota Capitol  

Michael Bjornberg, FAIA, CID, NCARB
HGA Architects and Engineers
420 Fifth Street North, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Michael Bjornberg works for the Architectural and Engineering firm of HGA (Hammel, Green and Abrahamson), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with offices Rochester, Minnesota, California (three offices), Washington DC, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Michael is a Senior Project Manager, Historic Architect and Preservation Specialist.
Michael has over 30 years of experience focusing on multiple building types across the United States, but has specifically developed an expertise in restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures and sites. He has had a leading role in the restoration and/or expansion of numerous significant historic buildings, including the St Paul Union Depot, American Swedish Institute, University of Minnesota’s Coffman Union, Historic Fort Snelling, and the University of Notre Dame’s Golden Dome, Football Stadium, School of Architecture, among others across the United States.

Michael is Board Chair and President of The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM), Professor in Practice at The University of Minnesota School of Design and is an Advisor for the AIA’s Historic Resources Group.

Michael is currently involved in the restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol, a building he has been working on since 2005. Cass Gilbert’s State Capitol is considered to be among the nation’s finest State Capitol buildings and the finest example of the integration of art and architecture in the country.


Tax Credits and Historic Preservation  

Meghan Elliott
Founder and Principal

Meghan created Preservation Design Works (PVN) to provide a new process for redeveloping historic buildings. PVN merges research, preservation design, and real estate development services to increase the use of historic buildings. Prior to founding PVN, Meghan established and led the preservation engineering group at Minneapolis-based Meyer Borgman Johnson Structural Design and Engineering (MBJ). She received her undergraduate degrees in Civil Engineering and Studio Art at Rice University in Houston, Texas before obtaining a Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley as a National Science Research Fellow. She served on the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and the national Management Committee of the Construction History Society of America, as well as several other nonprofit boards. She received the 2012 Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Emerging Leader Award.


Multiple Building Historic Sites: Planning for Preservation  

Charles Liddy, FAIA, NCARB
Miller Dunwiddie Architecture, Inc.
123 North Third Street, Suite 104
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Chuck Liddy is an architect and historic preservation leader who brings an exceptional blend of design, technical proficiency, and common sense to projects. For over 40 years, he has elevated and transformed historic preservation from a rare event to a major force in architectural practice. At the local, regional, and national levels, Chuck demonstrates architectural and preservation leadership through speaking, mentoring, volunteer work, and service to public and non-profit organizations.

As a principal with Miller Dunwiddie Architecture in Minneapolis, Chuck has led over 200 historic preservation projects—from modest farmhouses and barns to a nationally significant basilica—including scores of buildings and dozens of districts on the National Register of Historic Places. He has served on the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, the Minnesota Historical Society State Review Board, the Mississippi River St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board, and the Boards of Preserve Minneapolis and the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. He has played a truly significant role in building the visibility and viability of these dedicated organizations. In addition, Chuck took a leadership role and made major contributions to AIA committees at the local and national levels that resulted in exceptional preservation programs at AIA National and Minnesota Conventions and National Trust for Historic Preservation Conferences. He also served as President of AIA Minneapolis in 2009.



Marble, Mechanicals and the Minnesota Capitol  

Robert Loversidge, FAIA, President and CEO
Schooley Caldwell, Associates
300 Marconi
Columbus, OH 43215

Bob is an architect and president of Schooley Caldwell Associates. He serves as the design principal and participates in management of the firm. Bob’s strength lies in his ability to work with a client to quickly identify a vision for complex projects and lead the design team in implementing this vision.
Active in renovation and historic preservation for over 30 years, Bob was involved in saving Daniel Burnham’s Union Station Arch, is a founding member, past president and honorary trustee of the Columbus Landmarks Foundation, is a past president of the Ohio Preservation Alliance, and is a past chair of the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) National Historic Resources Commission. He is a member of the Downtown Commission in Columbus and the Council of Advisors of the Institute for Preservation and Contemporary Design.

The AIA elevated Bob to its prestigious College of Fellows in recognition of his national contributions to preservation design. In 1999, he was awarded the Outstanding Person award by the Columbus Landmarks Foundation for lifetime service to preservation in Ohio; in 2002, he received the AIA Ohio Public Service Award for significant service to the community. He and his firm have received three Palladio Awards.

Bob received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from The Ohio State University where he subsequently spent six years as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture.

During evenings and weekends, Bob gladly wears a “chauffeur’s cap” while taking his daughter to soccer, ice skating and other sports and social activities.



Introduction to Historic Building Assessments and
Multiple Building Historic Sites: Planning for Preservation

James J. Malanaphy III, AIA
Historical Architect
P. O. Box 65367
St. Paul, MN 55165

James Malanaphy III, AIA, is an historical architect and planner. He served as historical architect for Fort Riley, Kansas; architectural historian for the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology; and Regional Historic Preservation Officer for General Services Administration Pacific Rim Region 9, which includes Arizona, California, Guam, and Hawaii. Mr. Malanaphy was the 2006 Chair of the AIA Historic Resources Committee, and is a past editor and current editorial board member of the AIA HRC e-newsletter Preservation Architect. He is a nationally recognized architect and educator promoting historic preservation and the responsible stewardship of historic buildings and landscapes.



Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns  

John Massengale, AIA
Massengale & Co LLC
636 Broadway / 170 Crosby No. 1111
New York, New York 10012
212-731-0731 o
212-731-2227 direct
212-751-2277 c

John Massengale, AIA, is an international thought leader on the connections between urban design, architecture, placemaking, and walkability. Co-author with Victor Dover, FAICP, of Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns, he has won awards for architecture, urbanism, historic preservation and architectural history. Massengale is a Board member of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), the founding chair of CNU New York, and a former director of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Massengale has taught architecture and urban design studios at the University of Miami School of Architecture and the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. With Robert A. M. Stern, he was coauthor of New York 1900: Metropolitan Architecture and Urbanism 1890–1915 and The Anglo-American Suburb.



Clay Tile Roofing and Large Historic Buildings- Materials, Methods, and Project Tour  

David Millard
Group4 Reps (local representative for Ludowici Roof Tiles)
900 Glenwood Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-423-9976 c
763-226-2600 h

Dave has spent 31 years in the three state areas of MN, ND, and SD serving as a manufacturers’ representative and distributor for various commercial and residential construction product lines, primarily from Division 7 product areas. Since working with Ludowici, Dave has been involved in reroofing many notable buildings, including Coffey Hall at the St. Paul Campus of The University of Minnesota, Lourdes Hall at Winona State University, Historic Calhoun Beach Club in Minneapolis, and Congdon Park Elementary School in Duluth, MN. In addition to numerous stately private residences, other iconic buildings with recently installed Ludowici roofs include St Agnes Catholic Church in St. Paul, and St. Michaels Catholic Church in Duluth. Finally, historically preserved Landmark Center, St. Paul and the MN State Capitol have Ludowici projects currently under construction.




Clay Tile Roofing and Large Historic Buildings- Materials, Methods, and Project Tour  

Amy Mino
Executive Director
Minnesota Landmarks
75 West 5th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

Amy Mino, the Executive Director of Minnesota Landmarks, has been responsible for the overall management of Landmark Center and the Minnesota Landmarks’ staff since 2003, overseeing numerous capital improvement projects and community programs within Landmark Center. She directs the maintenance and care of Landmark Center and all aspects of Landmark Center’s public programming and community outreach initiatives. A current priority at Landmark Center is a $3.3M capital project to tuck point Landmark Center and restore the North and South Tower roofs. Her work in the past at Minnesota Landmarks has included a successful capital campaign, “Destination: Landmark Center, ”resulting in implementation of two history-focused exhibitions, the NEH-sponsored "Uncle Sam Worked Here" permanent exhibition and the traveling exhibition, “Uncle Sam’s New Deal.” She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and a Masters degree in Public Affairs from the Humphrey Institute of the University of Minnesota. Her interests lie in historic preservation, travel, and unique arts and cultural experiences.




Makers, Innovators, and Tradition  

Stephen A. Mouzon, AIA, LEED-AP, CNU; Principal, Mouzon Design
Mouzon Design
PO Box 1217
Miami Beach, FL 33119
website: see links below

Steve has led or contributed to many advances in sustainable place-making and building design. He runs a veritable “skunk works” of sustainability, place-making, and building-making ideas and tools from his office in Miami Beach. He founded the New Urban Guild, which is a group of architects, designers, and other New Urbanists dedicated to sustainable buildings and places native to and inspired by the regions in which they are built. The Guild was instrumental in the creation of the Katrina Cottages concept. Steve’s Katrina Cottage VIII, which opened the second generation of Katrina Cottages, was awarded a Charter Award by the Congress for the New Urbanism. The Guild’s Project:SmartDwelling initiative sets out to redefine the American home much smaller, smarter, and more sustainable. Steve’s SmartDwelling I was featured in the Wall Street Journal’s Green House of the Future story alongside designs by three other notable green architects, including William McDonough. He is a contributor to Clem Labine’s Traditional Building magazine as well.

Steve is also a principal of Mouzon Design, which produces a number of town-building tools and services. His house plans have been featured repeatedly as Home of the Month in Southern Living and Coastal Living. Steve is Town Architect at several new hamlets, villages and neighborhoods around the country, using a unique face-to-face method of design review he developed that many agree is the most effective in use today.

Steve’s book, the Original Green, frames sustainability in common-sense, plain-spoken terms. Bobby Kennedy, Jr. wrote the Foreword. Steve has also collaborated repeatedly with other notables, including Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk of DPZ and the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment, which is Prince Charles’ organization.

Steve’s award-winning book A Living Tradition [Architecture of the Bahamas] sets the standard for a new type of pattern book that is principle-based instead of taste-based, and therefore contributes to the creation of new living traditions. He is a board member of the Guild Foundation and INTBAU-USA, and is the author of the Original Green Blog and the Useful Stuff blog. His Original Green Twitter stream is @stevemouzon. Steve has made significant contributions as a team leader or team member on a number of significant New Urbanist projects, and is involved in a number of organizations devoted to the building of better and more sustainable places.



Historic Preservation and Life Safety  

Scott Nesvold, M.S., M. Eng., P.E
Manager, Building Science
Structural and Fire Protection Engineer
Crane Engineering and Building Science
2355 Polaris Lane North STE 120
Plymouth MN 55447-4777

Scott Nesvold, M.S., M. Eng., P.E. is an accomplished structural and fire protection engineer with more than 10 years of experience. He provides expert consultation regarding building design, structural analysis and failure and fire protection engineering. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from South Dakota State University, a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Engineering degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. A registered professional engineer, he is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, National Fire Protection Association, International Association of Arson Investigators, and American Institute of Steel Construction.



Historic Sites in St. Paul: A Bus and Walking Tour  

Timothy G. Quigley, AIA
Quigley Architects
Minneapolis, MN

Tim Quigley is principal of Quigley Architects, a small architecture firm in
Minneapolis specializing in single-family residential work, both new dwellings and

He currently serves as president of the advisory board of the Goldstein Museum
of Design at the U of MN and on the board of the local chapter of Docomomo-US,
a preservation group dedicated to saving the work of the modern movement.
Formerly, he served on the board of the local chapter of the Society of
Architectural Historians and presided over the board of the Frank Lloyd Wright
Building Conservancy, a national preservation organization based in Chicago.
In addition, he has had a long teaching career in architecture, first at Ball State
University, then at the University of Minnesota, both in the design studio and
teaching theory and history courses. His monograph on John H. Howe, Wright’s
chief draftsman and MN architect will be published next year.



Historic Preservation and Life Safety  

Angela Wolf Scott, AIA, LEED AP
MacDonald & Mack Architects
400 South Fourth Street, Suite 712
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415

Angela Wolf Scott, AIA, LEED AP, is an architect with MacDonald & Mack Architects. Her focus is on historic buildings and structures, with past projects ranging from the rehabilitation of a historic mansion to the restoration of a National Landmark church. She is particularly interested in keeping our historic building stock vital to modern society without sacrificing historic integrity and character.



Historic Sites in St. Paul: A Bus and Walking Tour  

Peter S. Sussman, Architect
6904 Mark Terrace Drive
Edina, MN 55439

Peter Sussman, registered architect in Minnesota for 30+ years, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota in architecture and urban studies. His career concentrations in public and preservation design include the historic Carnegie Sumner Library renovation and addition in Minneapolis. He has a long time public service commitment to preservation, research and lecturing on community history. Peter serves on Preserve Minneapolis and the Edina Heritage Preservation Boards. He is active on the Minneapolis Park Board and local arts committees. Peter has appeared on Twin City Public Television community history documentaries and leads Road Scholar programs in the Twin Cities.

















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