Michigan Historic Preservation Network
– National Trust for Historic Preservation
Detroit [MI] Preservation Specialist
The Michigan Historic Preservation Network and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are seeking a historic preservation professional for the position of Preservation Specialist in Detroit, Michigan.
The Preservation Specialist will work for both MHPN and NTHP organizations and provide direct services in the city of Detroit to support historic preservation efforts in connection with ongoing revitalization efforts. The Preservation Specialist will work with nonprofit organizations, local preservationists, Detroit’s city staff and elected officials and other stakeholders to ensure that plans for vacant buildings and blighted neighborhoods are accomplished in a thoughtful and participatory way that considers the historic merit of neighborhoods and landmarks. This will be accomplished by increasing the capacity of local preservation focused organizations, growing public involvement; strengthening alliances, and expanding collaborative efforts and preservation infrastructure.
- Demonstrated work style of accomplishing deliverables, maintaining accountability and “getting things done.”
- Finds potential opportunities and builds creative and/or innovative solutions
- Team player, internally and externally
- Polished presentation skills
- Sense of humor
The ideal candidate has excellent written and verbal communication skills, the skill to develop strong working relationships with a wide range of agencies and organizations, and the ability to prioritize a large number of tasks and responsibilities. In addition to knowledge of historic preservation process and procedures, experience in neighborhood housing services, community organizing, preservation law, organizational development, planning, development, government, and outreach and advocacy strengthens a candidacy. Strong computer skills using applications of Microsoft Office products are critical. An undergraduate degree is required, with a degree in preservation or a related field preferred. A master’s degree is desirable.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional related references and a preservation-related writing sample by COB Friday, February 20, 2015 to:
Nancy Finegood, Executive Director
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
313 E. Grand River Avenue
Lansing, MI 48906
or by email to:
Please indicate in subject line: Detroit Preservation Specialist
2015 AIA Michigan and MIplace “MISSING MIDDLE” Michigan Housing Design Competition
An open Design Competition intended to spur the development of creative, mixed-income, and affordable “Missing Middle” Michigan Housing Developments in our State’s Downtowns and along key transit corridors.
As the demand for living in urban environments continues to strengthen across the State of Michigan, the need to accommodate the growing contemporary housing market has become much more apparent. While certain types of housing have been developed to meet the demand, such as adaptive re-use conversions and higher density single-family residential projects, there are still a number of housing typologies that have not been commonly built. This “Missing Middle” Housing type is one that consists of very affordable medium density residential units, typically inserted into tight sites in previously developed areas and within pedestrian-oriented environments.
Prizes and Recognition: The top 1st place winning entry across all three sites, as determined by the jury, will receive the top cash prize of $10,000.00. Additional cashes prizes will be awarded by the jury not to exceed $5,000.00. The competition’s winning entries and designers to receive broad public exposure in Michigan and they will be recognized and celebrated at one or more significant industry events in 2015.
|Timely Registration Deadline:||Monday, March 16, 2015, 4:00pm EDT|
|Late Registration (+50%) Deadline:||Monday, April 6, 2015, 4:00pm EDT|
|Submission Deadline:||Monday, May 11, 2015, 4:00pm EDT|
|Winners Advised:||Tuesday, May 26, 2015|
Awards Symposium (Tentative): June 25, 2015, Location TBA
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It is with mixed feelings that we announce Emilie Evans, who has served as Detroit Preservation Specialist since May 2013, will be moving on from MHPN and the National Trust at the end of March. Emilie will be joining PlaceEconomics as the Director of the Rightsizing Cities Initiative. In her time with MHPN and the Trust, Emilie has accomplished so much, including her work on the Detroit Historic Resource Survey, Jefferson-Chalmers Preservation Demonstration Project, and Vacant Not Blighted video, as well as numerous other projects. While we will miss Emilie’s passion for historic preservation and enthusiasm for Detroit, we are excited for her future venture and we plan to keep Emilie involved with MHPN through new and ongoing Detroit projects moving forward.
Ellen Thackery, MHPN and the National Trust Southeast Michigan Field Representative, will be increasing her time in Detroit as we look to once again fill the position of Detroit Preservation Specialist.