Director of Research and Preservation
Anna Marcum joined Village Preservation as our Director of Research and Preservation in July 2021. Anna is an architectural historian and preservationist based in Brooklyn who has worked on historic preservation projects in cities across the country, from Boston to New Orleans, Los Angeles to the Texas Gulf Coast. She comes to Village Preservation from the Center for Architecture on LaGuardia Place, where she expanded the organization’s institutional giving program and played an integral role in the creation and implementation of the Center for Architecture Lab, a multi-month, multi-disciplinary residency program for new voices in architecture and design. Anna has written extensively for Atomic Ranch, Architects’ Newspaper, and Preservation in Print, about topics ranging from modernism on the West Coast to the unrecognized contributions of female architects like Eleanor Raymond, adaptive reuse strategies for southern “equalization schools,” and calls to remove and recontextualize Confederate monuments.