ERIN WARD

Erin joined PDP as Preservation Intern in July 2017.  This fall Erin will earn a Master of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).  For her thesis, Using the Garden City Plan as a Revitalization Tool for Brush Park, Detroit: Combatting Gentrification and Preserving Cultural Heritage, Erin was awarded the Savannah College of Art and Design Outstanding MFA Thesis Award.   

During her time at SCAD, Erin teamed up with the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority to complete a charrette for Savannah’s historic Bull Street corridor.  She also worked on a collaborative between SCAD and the Historic Macon Foundation, producing an interactive web-based map exhibit, showcasing HMF’s success in the Beall’s Hill neighborhood.  In 2017 Erin was awarded SCAD’s Outstanding Achievement Award.  Erin is a member of Tau Sigma Delta Honors Society of Architecture and Allied Arts and Sigma Pi Kappa National Historic Preservation Honors Society.

While in Savannah, Erin worked with the Historic Savannah Foundation, one of the most respected local preservation organizations in the country, on a comprehensive conditions assessment of more than 300 preservation easement properties in the city.  Before joining PDP, Erin worked for a Savannah based Architectural firm.  During her tenure, she had the opportunity to participate in a Historic Resource Survey of McIntosh County, GA as well as a Savannah Landmark District Assessment with the National Park Service. 

Erin is currently working on the New Jersey Executive State House and the Alamo Master Plan.