David Overholt

faculty
Lecturer

David C. Overholt currently works as a Senior Project Manager for The Christman Company. Projects include: the Cannon House Office Building and the Russell Senate Office Building designed by Carrère and Hastings and administered by the Architect of the Capitol. The Old Senate Chamber at the Maryland State House, the site where George Washington resigned his position as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. Restoration of the Rostral Columns at Union Station in Washington, DC.

 

Before his current position, Mr. Overholt was a Senior Conservator for Building Conservation Associates, Inc. (BCA) and a Senior Project Manager for Archa Technology, Ltd., a sister company of BCA. BCA is a consulting firm that specializes in both the technical and historical aspects of preserving buildings and works of art. Both firms are based in New York, New York. Archa Technology is a conservation company founded in 1997, specializing in the restoration of art and architectural artifacts.

 

Mr. Overholt was the Preservation Projects Director at the President Lincoln and Soldiers' Home National Monument, an Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. As Preservation Projects Director, he directed preservation work on site. He communicated with and coordinated contractors, consultants and design professionals to assure high quality building and landscape conservation.

 

For fifteen years, Mr. Overholt was the Restoration Project Manager at the Lyndhurst Estate, also an Historic Site of the National Trust. In 1994 he was the recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation President’s Award.

 

For three years Mr. Overholt taught a semester course on “Conservation of Historic Places” to graduate students in the University of Maryland’s Historic Preservation Program.

To help promote sustainable strategies for the field of historic preservation, he is an active member on the Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation, within the Association of Preservation Technology.

 

Mr. Overholt holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Overholt has lectured frequently and has been active on the Property Support Committee for the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Mr. Overholt has collaborated on multidisciplinary projects that include an architectural competition alternate winning design for the Women in Military Service to America Memorial at the gates of Arlington National Cemetery, and the documentation of St. Kolumba, the ruin of a Romanesque church in Cologne, Germany and the site of a new art museum.