Tobin N. Tracey, AIA
Director, Office of Cultural Heritage
Tobin Tracey is a historical architect with thirty years of experience. The first twenty years he was in private practice in New England where he worked with private homeowners, cultural institutions and organizations, and municipalities on everything from documentation of historic structures to complete restorations. Many projects were with small museums and involved aspects of collections care as well as fundraising through grant writing. He worked for the National Park Service for ten years as the Assistance Director for Design and Construction with the Office of the National Park Service Liaison to the White House. The White House is located within a National Park and my responsibilities were to oversee all construction work as well as the conservation and preservation of the building and grounds. He became Director of the Office of Cultural Heritage for the Department of State Overseas Buildings Operations in 2015. He has received a National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award for the Restoration of the Portland Observatory in Portland, ME; served as a Commissioner for the Maine Historical Commission; and was a Director for the Association for Preservation Technology International. He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University, and a Master of Arts in Historic Preservation from Goucher College.