I am a Historic Preservation, planning and placemaking professional who meets and exceeds 36 CFR Part 61 Professional Qualification Standards with experience in cultural resource management, field survey, documentation, tours and interpretation, preservation easement enforcement and management, reviewing preservation projects for compliance with the Secretary’s Standards, digital photography, sound engineering, recording and podcast production, mapping, database creation, general technology solutions, and graphics creation.
I am currently the Planner Coordinator for the Preservation Section of the Prince George’s County Planning Department within the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. I also serve on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions. Previously, I was the Program Manager of the American Architectural Foundation’s Center for Design & the City and Center for Design & Cultural Heritage, supporting the programming of both centers, including Sustainable Cities Design Academy, City Managers’ Design Academy, Civic Design Leadership Initiative, and the Thought Leadership Forum series. Before that I was the Associate Manager of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Easement Program and worked for the Cultural Resources section of the National Park Service’s National Capital Region office. My graduate academic research focused primarily on historic resources and cultural landscapes in Washington, D.C., Baltimore City, and Prince George’s County, Maryland. My Final Project, The Last Call: Preserving Washington’s Lost Historic Breweries, consisted of a survey of Washington, D.C.’s lost historic local breweries, a reconstruction of their history, a look at their demise, and a plan for preserving and interpreting their memory and connecting it to Washington’s modern local craft-brewing renaissance for a deep sense of place.
I hold a Master of Historic Preservation degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Archaeology, both from the University of Maryland, College Park.
For more information on this and my other projects, please visit the Projects and Publications page. You can also find me on Instagram at @daniel_tana and (as one of three partners on) @architecturalsplendor.
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