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The 25 - Liz Hallas

Here is one of the 25 individuals who have dedicated their careers to the classical style in myriad and outstanding ways that are serving as models around the globe.

Over the last three decades, Liz Hallas, AIA, principal at Anderson Hallas Architects, has made a lasting impact on public-sector legacy projects throughout the West.

LIZ HALLAS

LIZ HALLAS

Her team’s innovative work for the National Park Service, including the Palladio Award-winning Sperry Chalet in the heart of Glacier National Park, preserves America’s past for future generations.

With a portfolio of work on National Historic Landmarks and Districts and hundreds of National Register-listed buildings, she sees her role as “saving buildings for the next generation, inspiring younger professionals, and rallying communities with the tangible outcomes of breathing new life into their historic buildings.”

With the touchstone of her family’s 1670s farmhouse, growing up she wished the walls could talk and says that “preservation is not for the faint of heart and requires a sense of adventure. Imagining the possibilities and charting the path forward—not only for the building but the community as well—takes visionary leadership.”

Liz Hallas’s firm won a Palladio Award for the restoration of the iconic Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park.

Liz Hallas’s firm won a Palladio Award for the restoration of the iconic Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park.

The award-winning adaptive reuse of the Breckenridge Community Center and Library in Breckenridge, Colorado, designed by Liz Hallas and the team at Anderson Hallas Architects.

The award-winning adaptive reuse of the Breckenridge Community Center and Library in Breckenridge, Colorado, designed by Liz Hallas and the team at Anderson Hallas Architects.

In addition to being a member of the AIA’s National Historic Resources Committee, she is a Colorado Historical Foundation trustee and a former chair of both Colorado Preservation Inc. and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology.

“The inherent sustainability of building reuse has always appealed to me,” she says. “Preservation and adaptive reuse are becoming more mainstream, with the value of recycling our existing building stock ever increasing. The sustainability and preservation movements have been merging lanes, and building reuse will be critical for our efforts in climate change.”

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