Meet our Newest Director, Dana Cress


We are delighted to announce that Dana Cress has joined Preservation Pittsburgh's Board this month. Dana works as an Architectural Historian at a local consulting firm, where she researches and writes about local built environments.  Dana holds a M.A. in History from the University of Miami, where she focused her studies on cultural landscapes and environmental history.  She believes that preservation provides a physical reminder of local heritage by protecting historic streetscapes and built environments while ensuring their continued use. Dana gained an appreciation for nineteenth century vernacular Rust Belt architecture through her two years of historic architecture survey work for an AmeriCorps program.  In her spare time, Dana enjoys taking pictures of old buildings and exploring Pittsburgh and other historic cities. She resides in Mt. Washington with her husband and two cats.