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David C. Overholt


Quality Control Manager
300 New Jersey Ave SE l Washington, DC l 20003

The Perfect Room: Preservation and Technology, Managing Change in the Maryland Senate Chamber

David C. Overholt works as a Senior Project Manager for the Mid-Atlantic office of The Christman Company, based in Reston VA. Thirty five years in the construction field provides a broad base of experience and knowledge to draw on. Current project: Cannon House Office Building Renewal, a component of the United States Capitol Complex. The building was designed in the Beaux Arts style by Carrere and Hastings. As Senior Conservator at Building Conservation Associates (BCA) and Project Manager at Archa Technology, Ltd. (ATL), David Overholt brought years of hands-on experience in preservation building trades to the sister companies. Mr. Overholt was the Preservation Projects Director at the President Lincoln and Soldiers’ Home National Monument, an Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For fifteen years, Mr. Overholt was the Restoration Project Manager at the Lyndhurst Estate, also an Historic Site of the National Trust. Mr. Overholt taught a course, the Conservation of Historic Places, at the University of Maryland Graduate Program in Historic Preservation for three years. He has collaborated on projects that include an architectural competition alternate winning design for the Women in Military Service to America Memorial at the gates of Arlington National Cemetery, and the documentation of St. Kolumba, the ruin of a Romanesque church in Cologne, Germany—the site of a new art museum. In 1994 he was the recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation President’s Award.