Shelley E. Smith
» Voorhees Hall 829 (V-829)
» Assistant Professor
» Architectural Technology BArch
» Cornell University; PhD
» Architectural History
» Columbia University
» Registered Architect, New York & Virginia
Professor Smith brings more than two decades of full-time experience in private practice in the New York metropolitan area and the Southeast United States. Her specialties are historic preservation and sacred architecture, and her experience includes the design of commercial, retail and residential projects. Prior positions include: associate for nine years with the preservation and sustainable design firm of Walter Sedovic Architects, Irvington, NY; project architect with the former Buttrick White & Burtis, New York, NY; and adjunct assistant professor at Marymount College of Fordham University in areas of art history, interior design and historic preservation.
Professor Smith is working on a book on the plantations of colonial South Carolina and the nature of provincial art with the University of South Carolina Press and the Historic Charleston Foundation. Recent research interests include colonial vernacular architecture in southern New York, preservation history and theory, and exterior masonry investigation and restoration. She is a regular peer reviewer for the Bulletin of the Association of Preservation Technology (APT). Other memberships include: American Institute of Architects (AIA), Society of Architectural Historians, College Art Association, Vernacular Architecture Forum (US) and Vernacular Architecture (UK).