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Mildred Colodny Scholar for the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Sydney Andrea Landers is a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture where she is pursuing a Master of Science in Historic Preservation. The focus of Sydney's current research concerns university housing cooperatives in Ann Arbor, Austin and Berkeley. She is currently a teaching assistant at the UTSOA for Lawrence Speck’s ARC 308 Architecture and Society. 

Sydney comes to preservation from an art and architectural history background, having received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from UTCOFA in 2019. Her professional experience includes working at Hardy Heck and Moore, the Texas Historical Commission, Blanton Museum of Art and Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation. 

Education

M.S. Historic Preservation candidate
 University of Texas at Austin, anticipated 2021​
BA. Art History, Minor in Architectural History and Certificate in Museum Studies
 University of Texas at Austin, 2019

Organizations

UTSOA Student Historic Preservation Association, President 2020-2021

Awards

Mildred Colodny Scholar for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2019

Press

"Blackshear Elementary School: A Case Study of Public Memory Versus Documented History in a Historically African American Public Elementary School Campus" National Center for Preservation and Technology
"Historians of the Future" The Medallion by the Texas Historical Commission

"Intern Blog Post: Sydney’s 1st Month at the Museum" Interurban Railway Museum

photo of Sydney Landers
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