Posted by: wadahp | July 13, 2011


It is with great pleasure that SHPO Allyson Brooks and DAHP welcome Nicholas Vann to fill Stephen Mathison’s position as the State Historical Architect. Nicholas will assume his new duties at DAHP’s Olympia office as of August 1, 2011.

Nicholas comes to Washington from New Orleans where he currently works as a project manager at Trapolin-Peer Architects. A native of Tempe, Arizona, Nicholas gained his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture and a second Masters degree in Preservation Studies, all from Tulane University.  In addition to working or interning with architecture firms in New Orleans and Phoenix, Nicholas also interned at the Vieux Carre Commission in New Orleans, one of the earliest local historic preservation decision-making bodies in the nation. In addition to his education at Tulane (with a semester at Arizona State University due to the impact of Hurricane Katrina), Nicholas participated in study-abroad projects in Central and South America as well as Rome. He is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, American Institute of Architects-New Orleans Chapter, and Alpha Rho Chi, a professional architecture fraternity.

Nicholas is looking forward to his move to Washington, his work as Historical Architect, and engaging in the state’s historic preservation and architecture communities.



  1. From all of us here at Historical Research Associates, I want to say congratulations and welcome Nicholas! We look forward to working with you!

    Heather Lee Miller
    Historical Research Associates

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