Public Advocacy



Annabelle Radcliffe-Trenner has lectured nationally and internationally on historic preservation issues. She has been interviewed by National Public Radio and Television and participated on US delegations to Italy. Her lectures include both technical and practical information about historic preservation and often focus on the latest use of technology and material science in preservation architecture and the collaborative nature of HBA’s work. For additional information on Lecture fees please Contact Us

    • Creating Strong Visions for our Vernacular Heritage, Association Preservation Technology, San Antonio, TX
    • The Changing World of Preservation Today, Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison, NJ
    • Application of sUAVs in Preservation Projects, APTI Documentation Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
    • Of Drones and Phones, the Future of Historic Preservation- College of Charleston, SC
    • Beyond the Tape Measure, NJ Preservation Conference
    • Restoration of Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, NJ
    • Recycling Old Buildings Our Sustainable Future
    • History & Restoration of Iviswold Castle, Lowell, MA
    • The Do’s and Don’ts of Preserving Your Historic House, Certified Local Government Workshops NJ
    • Self-Inspection & Maintenance of Historic Religious Buildings Episcopal Diocese Conference, Cherry Hill, NJ
    • A Tale of Two Buildings: Detailing Guastavino’s Domes for Durability, MIT, Boston, MA
    • Slate a Natural Material- What can go wrong? Association Preservation Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • The CSI of Preservation Workshop, NJ Preservation Conference, Monmouth University
  • Successful Transition from Investigation & Design to Construction
  • Best Practices Workshop Care of Historic Building Fabric
  • Post Fire Investigation of St. Bernard’s Church, Sacomatic, Italy
  • Building Maintenance Beyond Crisis Management, Sacred Trusts Conference, Washington, DC
  • Debunking Myths World Heritage Evaluation Criteria, NJ Preservation Conference
  • Wood Assessment & Repair at Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Farms, Association Preservation Technology
  • Introducing Preservation & Architecture to Children, Drew University
  • Do’s & Don’ts of Preserving Your Old Church, Episcopal Diocese Conference, Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Understanding Limewash, Association Preservation Technology, Portland, ME
  • Building Maintenance- Beyond Crisis Management, Princeton University


Articles and Publications

  • “Restoring Wright’s Wingspread: Boatbuilding Techniques and Aircraft Materials Rescue the Dangerously Weakened Roof of a Masterpiece” – Architectural Record
  • “Restoring Life to 19th Century Structures: First Phase of 15-Year Project Shifts into High Gear” – The Catholic Spirit
  • “Drone Ranger” – Preservation, The magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • “Private Garden Goes Public: Greenwood Gardens in NJ” – Traditional Building
  • “Renovation of Schoolmaster’s House Helps Remind PFS (Princeton Friend’s School) of its Quaker Roots” – Town Topics
  • “Holy Care of Holy Places” – Vestry Papers
  • “Dome at St. Francis de Sales: Denuded in the name of Safety” – University City Review
  • “Plans for Saint Francis de Sales Reconstruction Presented to Community” – University City Review
  • “West Philly Skyline Domes Restored” – Hidden City Philadelphia
  • “Historic Building Architects’ Profile” – AIA Preservation Architect
  • “St. Bernard’s” – The Living Church
  • “St. Bernard’s Episcopal Church” – AIA Preservation Architect
  • “St. Bernard’s Church” – Faith & Form
  • “Preservation Diary: Iviswold Castle, Rutherford, New Jeresey” – Nineteenth Century
  • “19th Century Castle Gets Multimillion Dollar Makeover at Felician College” –
  • “At Felician College, A Castle’s Rebirth Blends Modern Utility and Former Grandeur” –
  • “Days of Grandeur Here Again for Rutherford’s Iviswold Castle” –
  • “Iviswold Renewal Nearly Complete” – South Bergenite
  • “CSI: Cedar Bridge Tavern” – Out & About Fall, Ocean County
  • “Recognizing the Story of Change: Preservation Architect Annabelle-Trenner Helps Restore Historical Properties” – Homes of Prestige
  • “A Passion for Finding New Uses for Old Buildings” – The Times
  • “Restoring the Past: Preservation Project Looks to Return Church to its Former Splendor” – Parsippany this Week
  • “Trenton Architect Says Recycling Old Structures is the Ultimate Example of Thinking Green” –


HBA is committed to assisting you with finding the necessary funding. If you apply for funding for the planning process, HBA will review your grant application and provide advice based on our previous experience. HBA leverages its extensive experience to guide you efficiently through the grant application process. In recent years, HBA clients have obtained substantial grant amounts from such key funders on the national level including ISTEA (Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act), The National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Treasures of America; on the state level from the New Jersey Historic Trust and Pennsylvania Partners for Sacred Places; and on the county level from, Somerset, Bergen, Essex, and Morris (in New Jersey). Below is a selected list of grant funded projects.