Mrs. Elizabeth Brummett

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A. Elizabeth Brummett has been part of the Texas Historical Commission’s Division of Architecture for nearly 10 years. As the State Coordinator for Project Review, she leads architectural staff involved with a diverse array of projects, including review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and state historic preservation laws, administration of Texas Preservation Trust Fund grant projects, and technical assistance to owners of historic properties. Formerly as the project reviewer for East Texas, she was part of the agency’s disaster recovery efforts following Hurricane Ike. Before joining the Texas Historical Commission, she was an architectural historian at Preservation Central, Inc. She studied architecture and art history at Rice University and holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Texas at Austin. Her master’s thesis on the Austin Air-Conditioned Village explored the introduction of air conditioning into tract homes, with engineering research conducted in cooperation with the middle-class home buyers. Elizabeth and her husband Timothy are “pioneer” homeowners in the redevelopment of the old Mueller airport in Austin and long-term participants in Pecan Street, Inc.’s research on home energy use, solar power, electric vehicles, and the smart grid. They have a three-year old son, Benjamin.