Ms. Edwards joined Gulf South Research Corporation in November 2013 and has 8 years of cultural resources management and historic preservation experience working on projects within Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, New York, and Cuba. These projects have included Section 100 and 106 architectural assessment surveys; viewshed surveys; determinations of eligibility and effects, documentation, and reports; guidance of architects and contractors in the restoration and/or redevelopment of multiple French Quarter properties; Historic American Building Survey (HABS) drawings of St. Bernard, Louisiana, historic Jackson Barracks (both hand-drawn and CAD); restoration of historic tombs in several of New Orleans’ National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) listed cemeteries; and restoration of historic houses in and around New Orleans. Ms. Edwards’ experience exceeds the requirements of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation for Architectural Historians.
Ms. Edwards’ areas of expertise include the following:
- Historic preservation
- Architectural history and design
- Section 106 and 110 compliance
- Materials conservation
- Archival research
- Building plans review
- HABS documentation
- State and local agency coordination
- Historic masonry/plaster repair
- Tomb/cemetery restoration
- Limewash/limepaints/casein paint
- Ornamental iron/wood sash windows
Ms. Edwards received a Master of Preservation Studies Degree from the School of Architecture at Tulane University in 2009.