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Historic photo of Ponce Hall circa 1960s

Herschel Shepard, M.A., A.I.A.

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Description of Research

(904) 249-9040

Date of Birth:
June 29, 1931, Jacksonville, Florida.

Master of Fine Arts in Architecture, Princeton, 1956; B. A., Princeton, 1953.

Professional Experience:

Herschel E. Shepard, FAIA Emeritus, Architect, 1990-present (retired, inactive, 1997). Shepard Associates, Architects & Planners Inc., 1978-90. Fisher & Shepard, Architects & Planners Inc., 1969-77. Herschel E. Shepard AIA, Architect, 1961-69.

Representative Work:

Restoration of the Historic 1902 Florida State Capitol, Tallahassee (Architect).
Florida Theater Restoration, Jacksonville (Architect).
Reconstruction of Ft. Foster, Hillsborough County (Architect).
Mildred and Claude Pepper Archives, FSU (Architect).
Partial Restoration of Ft. Clinch, Fernandina (Architect).
Ximinez-Fatio House Restoration, St. Augustine (Architect).
Spanish Point at the Oaks Restoration, Osprey (Architect).
Quincy, Florida, Comprehensive Master Plan (Joint Venture).
Cultural Survey, Tabuk Region, Saudi Arabia (Consultant).
Reconstruction of Mission San Luis de Apalachee, Tallahassee (Consultant).

Public and Professional Service:

University of Florida Historic St. Augustine Board of Directors, Member, 2015- City of St. Augustine Historic Preservation Advisory Committee, Member, 1998-2001. State of Florida Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, Trustee, 1992-1997. Florida Department of State, National Register Review Board, Member, 1986-92; Vice-Chairman, 1990-91; Chairman, 1991-92; Member, 2000-2002. Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, Director and Founder, 1978-79. National Trust for Historic Preservation, Advisor and Advisor Emeritus,1976-2000. Florida Department of State, Division of Archives, History and Records Management, Member, Advisory Board, 1975-78. Jacksonville Chapter, AIA; Member, 1966-present; Secretary, 1966-67; State Director, 1967-68; Vice-President, 1969-70; President, 1970-71

Professional and Academic Honors (selected):

St. Augustine Historical Society Awards, 1992 and 2016. University of Florida School of Architecture Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015. City of St. Augustine Aviles Award, 2012, and Appreciation Award, 2014. State of Florida Senator Bob Williams Award, 2002. John Dyal Award, Jacksonville Chapter, AIA, 2000. Tallahassee Preservation Council Award for Historical Research, 1998. Carl Weinhardt Award, Florida Trust for Preservation, 1997. Florida Trust for Preservation Awards, 1986, 1983, 1995. Jacksonville Historic Landmarks Commission Award, 1984. Fellowship, American Institute of Architects, 1979. Six Jacksonville Chapter AIA Awards, 1970-1984. Five Florida Association of AIA Awards, 1964-1983. Henry Adams Fund Award of the AIA, 1956. High Honors, Princeton University, 1953.

Teaching and Administrative Experience:

Director, UF Department of Architecture Preservation Institute: Nantucket (MA), 1994-1996. Bienecke-Reeves Distinguished Chair in Architectural Preservation, UF, 1998-2001 Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Florida, 1993-1996; retired in December, 1996. Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Florida, 1988-1993. Associate Professor, College of Architecture, University of Florida, 1985-87.

Military Service:

U. S. Army Signal Corps, 1956-58
Active Reserve, 1958-1960;
Inactive Reserve, 1960-62.