The “Women in Preservation” virtual speaker series features women from a variety of backgrounds to explore historic preservation in Arkansas, its importance and relevance in today’s world, and ways we can better recruit women and people of color to the field and encourage the preservation of sites associated with underrepresented communities.
Dr. Ann Ballard Bryan, co-owner of Bryan & Devan, LLC, is proud to call Arkansas her home state and Little Rock her home town. She attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences receiving her degrees in Pharmacy in 1987. After practicing pharmacy at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Baptist Hospital she returned to campus at the University of Central Arkansas receiving a Bachelors and Masters in Interior Design with an emphasis in Study Abroad and Historic Preservation Curriculum Development. Ann has taught History of Architecture, Interiors & Furnishings, Historic Preservation, and Architectural Drawing & Rendering at UCA for over 20 years and has led 10 UCA Study Abroad classes to Florence, Italy.
Bryan has restored two historic homes; is the recipient of the Excellence in Preservation Education Award and the Ned Shank Award for Outstanding Preservation Publication from Preserve Arkansas and the Peg Smith Historic Preservation Award from the QQA. She has served on numerous boards including the Quapaw Quarter Association, Friends of Dreamland Ballroom, and the Arkansas Chapter of National Museum of Women in the Arts. She is also a member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works where she is a paper specialist.
Upcoming speakers include:
Watch Patricia Blick’s October 13th talk here.
Watch the March 16th talk with Cheryl L. Batts here.
This project is supported by DEMX Architecture.