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Chief Architect for Historic Sites | National Trust for Historic Preservation

Ashley Wilson


Ashley Wilson, FAIA, ASID, is an architect with thirty years of experience in historic preservation, specializing in modernizing and stewarding significant historic buildings to make them relevant within the modern environment. For the past nine years she has served as the Graham Gund Architect of the National Trust for Historic Preservation where, as chief architect, she provided broad oversight responsibilities related to the conservation and preservation of the architecture and landscapes of the Trust’s historic sites.  Prior to her work at the National Trust, she was a tenured professor at the College of Charleston Graduate Program for Historic Preservation of Clemson University in Charleston, South Carolina, where she was a founder and interim director of the university’s Master of Science in Historic Preservation Program. Her previous experience in architecture and preservation practice, includes the office of the Architect for Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village at the University of Virginia and Oehrlein & Associates Architects in Washington, D.C  

Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Virginia and a Master in Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame. She served as the 2015 Chair of the Historic Resources Committee of the AIA, serves on the Senate Curatorial Board of the United States Senate, the Old Georgetown Board and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s Preservation Committee.