Lindsey A. Moder, AIA is a recently-licensed architect specializing L in the preservation and adaptation of historic and existing buildings. During her undergraduate studies at the architecture school of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, she participated in a one-year study abroad program at L’Ecoled’Architecture de Versailles. She went on to attend Columbia University where she earned a Masters of Science in Historic Preservation. She attests her interest in preservation to her belief that working with the existing built environment is sustainability at its best, her fascination with building construction and historic building practices, and her interest in juxtaposing the new with the old.
After graduating, Ms. Moder worked at Architectural Resources Group (ARG) where she gained experience in existing conditions surveying, learned Revit, became a LEED Accredited Professional and assisted with many large scale preservation projects, including the Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global and Environmental Studies at CalTech, the first lab in a historic building to receive LEED Platinum. In 2013, Lindsey began working at Siegel and Strain Architects as Project Manager for their preservation projects. She is currently overseeing the relocation and rehabilitation of Girton Hall, the only Julia Morgan designed building for the UC Berkeley Campus. The building was moved to the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens and is being renovated as an event hall.
Ms. Moder serves on a year-long committee to help plan and execute the LEAP Arts in Education annuals and castle competition in San Francisco. She acted as a team captain and helped raise funds for the events for five years at ARG. Additionally, Lindsey served as a mentor for the San Francisco AIA Chapter’s ARE Pact, an incentive-based study program that encourages and assists young professionals to get licensed. Outside of architecture, Lindsey loves the outdoors and is a certified yoga instructor.