With over 25 years of experience in historic preservation and architectural history, Barbara values opportunities to protect and renew our community’s architectural treasures. She particularly enjoys the technical challenge of restoring Hawaiʻi’s storied places and has designed the restoration of significant historic buildings and residences, including award- winning projects at Shangri La, McKinley High School, and the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace. She has prepared design guidelines and preservation plans for historic places as diverse as Kōke‘e and Waimea Canyon State Parks, Punahou Campus, and the Hāna Highway Historic Bridge District.
Barbara is president of the Hawai‘i-Pacific Island Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology and is member of the American Institute of Architects Honolulu Chapter. She is a frequent presenter and collaborator for Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s educational programs.