RECENT and ongoing historic preservation WORK
Olympia Mill Village, Columbia
I co-authored a the nomination for Olympia Mill Village in Columbia, SC, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in November 2018. Built 1899-1903, the textile mill village is the most intact in Richland County and includes 486 resources. My partner on the nomination was Josi Ward and the Olympia Education Foundation supported the project.
1200 Main Street, Columbia
Supported by an Historic Preservation Grant from the Richland County Conservation Commission, I authored a nomination for the Union National Bank Building. Columbia, SC’s second skyscraper. William Augustus Edwards designed the building in 1912-13. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in January 2019.
Five points, Columbia
With a Historic Preservation Grant from the Richland County Conservation Commission, I wrote a nomination for the 1920s commercial district of Five Points in Columbia, SC. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places with 84 resources in May 2019.
OTHER PRESERVATION AND PUBLIC HISTORY ACTIVITY
Principal and founder, Ward Brandt Consulting, a full-service historic preservation consulting firm (since 2016 with co-principal and co-founder Josi Ward)
Vice Chair, South Carolina State Board of Review for the National Register of Historic Places (2013-18)
Horseshoe Historic Preservation Committee, University of South Carolina (since 2012)
Historic Columbia Preservation Committee (since 2014)
Leader for tours on Bull Street campus, Mid-Century Modernism, and the SC State House Grounds, Historic Columbia (since 2012)
Determination of Eligibility Reports for South Carolina Army National Guard Armories at Dillon, Easley, Walterboro, Seneca, and Varnville, SC (Ward Brandt Consulting, 2016)
George Rogers Sculpture Committee, Department of Athletics, University of South Carolina (2015)
Advisor, “Designing Community: A Social and Design History of Charlottesville’s Pedestrian Downtown Mall,” a one-year National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Stewardship Grant focused on the work of the landscape architecture firm Lawrence Halprin and Associates in Charlottesville in the mid-1970s (2010)