Ann K. Yoklavich

Architectural Historian

“Preservation is capable of projecting a vision of new possibilities, of hope for our own future."

- Robert Jensen, Architect and Architectural Historian

Experience and education meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Architectural History.

Master of Science in Architectural Studies, with a Specialization in Historic Preservation, University of Texas at Austin, 1987

Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Swarthmore College, 1976


Ann has been with MASON since 1987.

Ann's love of historic architecture began early, as she became fascinated by both monumental and vernacular buildings in and around Washington, D.C., where she was born, and this passion was stoked by each place she visited and lived. Arriving in Hawaii over 40 years ago, she knew immediately this was her home and has been studying the islands' history and buildings since day one. She has been with MASON for over three decades, conducting research throughout the state as well as in Japan, Guam, Tinian, and Midway Atoll.  She has researched and authored numerous historic resources survey reports, cultural resources management plans and databases, architectural history reports, National Register nomination forms, Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)/Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) reports, architectural context studies, interpretive signage for historic resources, and other historic preservation studies.

In her free time, Ann enjoys Hawaii's natural beauty on land and in the water. Although she travels to other historic destinations, she is always happy to return to paradise.


  • Historic Hawaii Foundation
  • Hawaiian Historical Society
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation

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