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Roy Graham, Ph.D.


Description of Research

Roy Graham

Roy Graham

Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Professor
The University of Florida
College of Design, Construction and Planning
Northwestern State University, (Fine Arts)Natchitoches, Louisiana                                                          
Tulane University, (M.S. Architecture)New Orleans, Louisiana 
Louisiana State University, (B. S. Architectural Engineering) Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
University of Virginia, (M.A. Architectural History) Charlottesville, Virginia                                           
University of Texas, (Doctoral Studies Art History) Austin, Texas                                            
English National Trust, Attingham, Shropshire 4 sessions (Post Graduate Studies Architecture) Courthauld Institute of Art and Architecture (Art History, Museum Studies, and Decorative Arts)

Licenses to Practice Architecture:
NCARB: Louisiana, basic state; Wisconsin, Texas; Inactive: Maryland,
District of Colombia, Wyoming, North Carolina, Virginia.


Thomas Jefferson Scholarship 1967, 1968; 
American Friends of Attingham Scholarship 1966
Awards for Activities, Scholarship and Other Projects
Texas “Hero” of Preservation, San Antonio Conservation Society 
(regional) (1986)
Annual Preservation Award, San Antonio Conservation Society 
(regional) (1971)
Hogg Foundation Award
(state) (1972)
Annual Preservation Award, San Antonio Conservation Society 
(regional) (1976)
Visiting Scholars Award, University of Virginia 
(local) (1968)
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Award, University of Virginia 
(local) (1986)
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Award, University of Virginia 
(local) (1987)
Attingham Adult College Scholarship, (National Trust of England), 
(national) (1966)
Certificate of Commendation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission 
(state) (1968)
Citation of Merit, Houston Chapter, AIA  (local) (1971)
Public Service Award, National Capital Planning Commission 
(local) (1993)
Metropolitan Young Architects Forum Commendation 
(local) (1993)
Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award
(1995) (national)

Recent Grants

Historic St. Augustine Research Institute

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Art

Council of Europe Trust for Mutual Understanding

International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

Fulbright Initiatives Award

Samuel H. Kress Foundation


World Monuments Fund

Positions Held

Director, College Preservation Programs
The College of Design, Construction and Planning
The University of Florida

Director, Graduate Program in Urban Conservation
The School of Architecture and Planning, The Catholic University of America

Developed new graduate program in urban conservation, architectural and preservation technology, and coordinated its integration into a new Masters of Architecture program. Teaching Design, Preservation Topics and Methods, thesis advisor, critic, member of the Strategic Planning Committee, and charge of all school Lecture Series. 


Distinguished Fulbright Scholar

Taught at the Faculty of Architecture, The University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Advisor to the Slovene Ministry of Culture on Cultural Policy; Project in developing Cultural Resource Management Strategy for Skofja Loka, Slovenia for the Council of Europe.  Lectured in Croatia, Italy, Macedonia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Consultant to the restoration of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi. 

Professor, The School of Architecture and Planning, The Catholic University of America

Fifth Year Design Studio in Historic Preservation; Preservation Field Work; Student Intern Program; Preservation Topics and Methodology; Developing Preservation Option Curriculum, Continuing Education Programs; Organizing survey of the historic resources of the Catholic
Church in America using students and faculty. Architectural Projects included students.


Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M School of Architecture

Developed research and curriculum, established student internship program, lectured and consulted to Center for Preservation

Architect of the Capitol of Texas and Executive Director of the State Preservation Board 

Duties included developing 20 Year Master Plan for Capitol and Grounds,Documentation and Research, Restoration Projects, Fundraising, Public education and student internship program with all the Texas Universities.  Worked closely with the State Legislature, a board that included the Governor and other top elected officials of the state.  

Director of the Historic Preservation Program, University of Virginia School of Architecture 

First full time Director of the Historic Preservation Certificate Program. Established courses and taught Preservation Planning, Architectural History; Jeffersonian Scholar; Developed and refined preservation program; Produced three statewide symposia on preservation; Instigated and taught preservation in N. VA. Campus program in Planning. Students developed preservation action plans for eight Virginia historic districts Thesis advisor. 

Resident Architect, Vice President, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 

Administrative Officer and Overall Director of the Departments of Architectural Projects, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Engineering, Architectural Research and Archives; Established Architecture Conservation Laboratory and Curator of Architecture. Established student intern programs with College of W&M and UVA. Liaison with outside architectural consultants. Host to international delegations of architects and students; taught preservation courses at the University of Virginia.

Associate Professor, University of Texas School of Architecture

Created new graduate program in Historic Preservation.  Taught Fifth Year Historic Preservation Design Studio; Undergraduate Design Studios; Architectural History; Student research projects funded by the National Endowment for the Arts; Hogg Foundation Research Grant; established Preservation Aid Society; awarded tenure and received awards for developing preservation courses; Secretary of the Faculty; Graduate Thesis Faculty, Chairman Visual Aids and Library Committee.

Architectural Planner and Programmer, University of Virginia

Developed architectural programs, supervised construction, interviews of architectural consultants, university planning and projects.  Established and monitored intern program. Liaison with review boards, including Virginia Landmarks Commission, Virginia Fine Arts Commission. 

Urban Conservation and Management Strategies

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Skofja Loka, Slovenia

Creative Projects 

1. Texas State Capitol Projects

As Architect of the Texas State Capitol and Executive Director of the State Preservation Board, Graham was responsible for planning the initial phases for the restoration of the National Historic Landmark Building, and its grounds, including the Old General Land Office Building. This project consisted of a series of specific restorations for which private money was available: the documentation of the building
to Historic American Buildings Survey standards (the first HABS project to use CADD in the country; a master plan for the historic grounds; the restoration of the Governor’s rooms and the House of Representatives; the restoration and replication of the Goddess of Liberty and the dome, and several other projects. The restoration of the Governor’s Reception Room won the Victorian Society of America Annual Award and the Austin Heritage Society Award for excellence in restoration. An internship program for five Texas architectural schools was created for the HABS. 

2. All properties of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

As Resident Architect of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Graham was responsible for all architecture (restoration, adaptive use and modern support structures), engineering, preservation planning,landscape architecture, architectural research, architectural archives and collections. He established an architectural conservation laboratory, the first of its kind in the country, and through research,
established directions and policy. Major projects include the reconstruction of the Publik Hospital, and the oversight of the Wallace Gallerythat was part of the adaptive use and addition; Restoration projects include Carter’s Grove house and grounds; Governor’s Palace; Bassett Hall; Providence Hall; James Anderson Forges; Powell Waller restoration, and others. Graham established an internship program for University of Virginia and College of William and Mary students, which involved participation in the labs, technical building research and architectural interpretation.

 3. Historic Lunenburg Conservation Plan: Nova Scotia, Canada

Evaluated Lunenburg, Nova Scotia for UNESCO/ICOMOS in order to determine its eligibility for the World Heritage List. Later produces a master plan that included Heritage conservation and maintenance, documentation and archive management, environmental impact studies, integrated approaches to development, management of heritage sites and attractions, manpower development and training, project management, development of cultural heritage institutions, cultural tourism education, interpretation techniques and centers, museum design, educational materials and resource packs, protection and promotion of cultural heritage, tourism marketing, strategies for heritage and cultural tourism. 

4. Taj Mahal National Park: Agra, India

As part of a team of experts put together by the United States National Park Service in an agreement with the Indian Government, Graham produced a strategic management and conservation plan for the monuments in the part, including the garden, auxiliary structures, and the nearby Red Fort. The team produced an integrated tourism program covering institutional development, training, product development, marketing and promotion along with strategy for conservation that and economic
development for the surrounding area of historic Agra. 

5. Grand Teton National Park 

Nominee’s firm a specialized team of architects, historians, landscape architects and archeologists, produced historic structures reports, including contextual history, architectural history, conditionassessment of existing buildings, photographic documentation, measured drawings, recommended stabilization treatments, cultural landscape study, and an archeological support study for 38 buildings which are in the historic Bar B-C Dude Ranch complex for the National Park Service.This was a prototype historic structures report and the first large-scale cultural landscape study. It is intended to serve as a model for additional studies and has been praised by the National Park
Service. In the course of this investigation, a seminal report on a newly recognized “Cowboy Style” of Architecture was produced. Catholic University students were used in this project as draftsmen/interns andlearned architectural photography and documentation.

 6. Lincoln-Tallman House Restoration

Graham prepared materials analysis, historic structures report, and restoration drawings on the Lincoln-Tallman House, one of the few documented examples of Samuel Sloan, notable 19th Century Architect, and author of the classic pattern books. The Rock County Historical Society wished to restore the house accurately for a house museum. Since it had been vacant for many years, it was deteriorated badly but had not been effected by attempts to put modern ductwork, electricity, and plumbing in it. The restoration called for re-furnishing the gasoliers and inserting a new climate control system that utilized the historical heating and ventilation system. The result was a uniquely accurate restoration that has won an annual award from the Victorian Society in America, the award for best restoration from the Wisconsin Trust for
Historic Preservation and an annual Projects of Distinction award from the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. of Wisconsin. for restoration.

7. Fort Leavenworth National Landmark Historic District

Graham was the principal investigator and project architect for a prototypical Historic Preservation Plan for the National Historic Landmark Historic District at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The purpose of the plan was to enable the Corps of Engineers to comply with the Section 106 Review Process of the National Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and is serving as a manual for the post to identify installations programs and actions that affect significant historic properties; analyze the condition of historic properties; assess options and alternatives; make recommendations for the appropriate course of action; plan for future studies, inventories and evaluation of historic properties and preservation procedures. The inventories of historic architectural and archeological resources called for a major increase in the National Register for Historic Places Nomination, Standard Operating Procedures for Construction Projects, and Design Guidelines tointegrate Historic Preservation and installation mission.

 8. Preservation Plan and Design Guidelines Veterans Affairs Hospital, Waco, Texas Historic District.

To enhance quality architecture within the historic districts belonging to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Graham wrote prototypical Design Guidelines and an extensive Historic Preservation Plan for the historic Medical Center in Waco, Texas. The scope of work called for a management plan, an inventory and evaluation of historic properties, a National Register Nomination, treatment procedures for historic properties, project development and review procedures, design guidelines for new architecture, and site planning directives. It is serving as a manual and information system to provide guidance for the planners, architects, and engineers of the facility, and is being viewed as a model for other properties of the Agency. 

 9. Historic Annapolis Inc.,

Graham was a retained consultant for Historic Annapolis, Inc. for over three years, and in that capacity reviewed plans and specifications for changes, restoration, and adaptive use of over 100 buildings in the National Historic Landmark District of Annapolis, Maryland, on buildings on which the group held a right of easement. In doing so Graham influenced the establishment of design standards, criteria and conformance of specifications to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Restoration. For the Foundation Graham also monitored all work in the historic city, critiquing designs for additions and restoration, influencing execution and recommending approval to the foundation. Projects benefiting from this preservation consulting include the Paca House, Brice House, and Calvert House.


Kevin Roche, FAIA
P.O. Box 6127 20 Davis St. Hamden, CT 06517-0127 
(203) 777-7251 
Mr. Elliott Carroll, FAIA
Vice President, International Council on Monuments and Sites
4621 Drummond Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 652-9348
Alan Y. Taniguchi
1609 West Sixth Street Austin, TX 78703
Former Dean, School of Architecture, University of Texas
(512) 4474-7079
F. Blair Reeves, FAIA

W. 32nd Street Gainesville, FL 32607
Professor Emeritus, and Former Director of Preservation UFL
(904) 376-7303
Hugh C. Miller, FAIA
2629 West Grace, Richmond, VA 23220-1945
 (804) 353-0863

List of Books and Articles by Roy Eugene Graham, FAIA

Book, sole author

Graham, Roy Eugene Progressive Preservation University of Texas at Austin, 1965

Graham, Roy Eugene Five Texas Forts: Fort Leaton, Fort McCavett, Fort Lancaster, Fort Griffin, and Fort Richardson University of Texas at Austin, 1969

Graham, Roy Eugene Texas Border Architecture University of Texas at Austin, 1976

Graham, Roy Eugene Legacy from the Past: A Portfolio of Eighty-eight Original Williamsburg Buildings Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Press, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1972

Graham, Roy Eugene Providence Hall: The Williamsburg Home of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1981

Graham, Roy Eugene Capitol Goddess: Texas Own Symbol of Liberty The Capitol Press, Austin, 1986

Graham, Roy E. Historic Preservation Plan: Historic Preservation of Fort Leavenworth Kansas Department of the Army, 1990

Graham, Roy Eugene Historic Preservation Plan and Design Guidelines for the Veterans Affairs Department of Veterans Affairs 1991

Graham, Roy Eugene Bar B-C Dude Ranch US Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1991

Graham, Roy Eugene Architectural Conservation Surveys and Assessments National Institute for Conservation/Institute of Museum Services, 1993

Books, co-authored

Graham, Roy Eugene and Graham, Hood, et. . Al ...Fashionable, Neat, and Good... The Williamsburg Collection of Antique Furnishings The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1973

Whiffin, Marcus, Revised, Edited and Forward by Roy Eugene Graham The Eighteenth-Century Houses of Williamsburg The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Press, 1960, 2nd Edition: revised 1984

Graham, Roy Eugene, Michael A. Tomlin, et. al. Toward Promotion and Tenure: Guidelines for Assessing the Achievement of a Preservation Educator National Council for Preservation Education, 1984

Graham, Roy Eugene, Elliott Carroll, et. al. Suggested Guidelines for Training in Architectural Conservation National Conservation Advisory Council, 1980

Graham, Roy E., US National Park Service, et. al. Agra Heritage Project Report: A Proposal for Taj National Park US Department of the Interior, 1990

Graham, Roy Eugene, Joachim McGraw, et. al. A Texas Legacy: The Old San Antonio Road and the Caminos Reales, tercentennial HistoryTexas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, 1991

Refereed articles

Graham, Roy Eugene "Texas Nineteenth Century Forts" Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Texas State Historical Society, 1970

Graham, Roy Eugene "Cultural Patrimony of the Roman Catholic Church" Cultural Resource Management, U. S. Department of the Interior, Vol. 17.No. 3, 1994

Graham, Roy Eugene Forest Glen Historic District: A Preservation Studio in Partnership with the United States Army Legacy, Resource Management Program of the Department of Defense, 1994

Graham, Roy Eugene, "Community Conservation Strategy: Capo distria and the Istrian Coast of Slovenija," World Heritage Papers, Vol.6, UNESCO Paris, 2003