Historic Preservation Officer
Architect of the Capitol
Ms. Oehrlein has been the Vice President of Building Conservation Technology, a Senior Associate with the Ehrenkrantz Group for 28 years and was principal of her own preservation and planning firm. In 2011 she accepted the position of Historic Preservation Officer for the Architect of the Capitol.
Her work as a Preservation Architect over the past 40 years has included project and maintenance planning, research, conditions assessment, materials conservation, project design and construction administration with a primary specialty in stone and metals conservation. She has been involved with diverse projects throughout the United States including: early maintenance and restoration planning for Watts Towers, preparation of Masonry Maintenance Guidelines for the Vieux Carre, restoration of San Francisco Plantation, multiple research and stabilization projects at Ellis Island, conservation of the Washington Monument stone, restoration of St. Mathews Cathedral, and master planning for Tudor Place and St. Elizabeth, DC.
She is currently the architect of record for stone and metal restoration projects at the US Capitol, Supreme Court and the Russell Senate Office Building. She also provides stone conservation services for exterior stone projects at the Botanic Garden, the Cannon House Office Building and directs the AOC Preservation Program throughout the Capitol Campus.
She has been an active AIA member since registration in 1977 and, in recognition of her preservation work, was inducted as a Fellow in 1991.