Elizabeth I. Louden PhD

Principal

Bachelor of Architecture, Texas Tech University 

Master of Science in Architecture, Texas Tech University  

PhD in Building Conservation, Department of Archaeology, University of York, U.K.


Elizabeth I. Louden earned her doctorate at the Department of Archaeology, Institute for Advanced Architectural Studies, University of York, York, U.K. following a Master of Architecture, Texas Tech University, College of Architecture with a focus on Historic Preservation and a  Bachelor of Architecture, professional terminal degree, Texas Tech University.  Dr. Louden has over 20 years experience in the fields of Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources Management.  Dr. Louden’s areas of expertise include the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)/Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation, measured drawing documentation, materials deterioration, LIDAR, high dynamic range photography and mapping as well as Historic Structures reports, Building Assessment reports, archival research and technical report production. 

An extensive career over the past twenty years in research and teaching has kept Dr. Louden at the forefront of scholarly thought in building preservation and conservation.  Acting as a consultant to both private firms and communities, Dr. Louden has enjoyed numerous public projects both for profit and as a volunteer.  The most noteworthy project has been the opportunity to direct the creation of the first ever measured drawing documentation of the Statue of Liberty for Liberty Island for HABS.  This documentation and over 30 other projects of completed drawings, photographs and analysis have been transmitted to the Historic American Building Survey and the Library of Congress.  Special interest areas are structures of the westward development including ranches, farms and early commercial ventures.  Dr. Louden currently serves on the Texas State Board of Review for National Register Nominations in the State of Texas.

 

2.    Education:

a. Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Archaeology, Institute for Advanced Architectural Studies, University of York, York, U.K.  Dissertation working title - "Wood, Weathering and the West, a study of the ranch building wood deterioration in the Llano Estacado, 1850 - 1950."  July, 2007.


b. Master of Architecture, Texas Tech University, College of Architecture, Lubbock, Texas, May, 1989.  Historic Preservation Specialization.


c. Bachelor of Architecture, professional terminal degree, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, May, 1987.  Design Option.

 

3.   Background:


Elizabeth I. Louden is an Architectural Historian with CARMA and has over 20 years experience in the fields of Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources Management.  Dr. Louden’s areas of expertise include Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)/Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation, measured drawing documentation, materials deterioration, LIDAR, high dynamic range photography and mapping as well as Historic Structures reports, Building Assessment reports, archival research and technical report production. An extensive career in research and teaching has kept Dr. Louden at the forefront of scholarly thought in building preservation and conservation.  


Acting as a consultant to both private firms and communities, Dr. Louden has enjoyed numerous public projects both for profit and as a volunteer.  The most noteworthy project has been the opportunity to direct the creation of the first ever measured drawing documentation of the Statue of Liberty for Liberty Island for HABS.  Completed drawings are in transmittal to the Library of Congress.  Special interest areas are structures of the westward development including ranches, farms and early commercial ventures.  Dr. Louden currently serves on the State Board of Review for National Register Nominations in the State of Texas.

 

4.   Recent Work Experience Summary:


a. Cultural and Architectural Resources Management Associates, LLC (CARMA), owner. Business formed 2005.


b. Recent Historic Building Surveys – (2009) City of Fort Stockton Historic Properties.


c. Historic Structures Reports – (2007) Terry County Heritage Museum, Depot Building, (2008) Mashed ‘O’ Ranch Headquarters’ Buildings.


d. Measured Drawing Documentation – (2009) Statue of Liberty.


e. Mitigation Documentation – (2007) Bryson Farmstead, (2007) Landa Street Bridge and (2009) Mitchell County CR 337 Historic Bridge.

 

5.   Specific Scientific Or Technical Accomplishments:


      a. LIDAR documentation of Statue of Liberty, 1999-2000, 2007-2009.

b. Wood Deterioration Studies in the Llano Estacado, materials deterioration evaluation form -  Visual Assessment Tool (VITHBA).


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