Robert W. Ogle appointed Director of Historic Preservation

Brings wealth of knowledge about historic preservation across the United States, from Eastern cities to rural American landscapes

Robert W. Ogle

Robert W. Ogle

©Boston Architectural College; Photo by Bonica Ayala

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert W. Ogle as Director of Historic Preservation at the Boston Architectural College.

"Bob Ogle brings to the BAC a wealth of knowledge about historic preservation across the United States, from Eastern cities to rural American landscapes. His knowledge of the field covers national policies and personnel, and local practices. His contributions to our rigorous educational environment will provide benefit to our Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape and Design Studies programs, and to our programs in sustainability. We are delighted to have Bob's leadership as we expand our on-site and on-line historic preservation programs." - President Ted Landsmark

Prior to joining the BAC, Mr. Ogle served as Dean of Career and Technical Education at Spoon River College and Lamar Community College where he developed the historic preservation programs; as Associate Professor, founder and Director of the Historic Preservation programs for Colorado Mountain College; and as Administrative Director of the Center for Historic Architecture and Preservation and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the graduate Historic Preservation Program, College of Design, at the University of Kentucky. He directed Historic Preservation Program Development and was an Instructor for Bucks County Community College.

Mr. Ogle hails originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, his home base for entrepreneurial interests for more than 20 years. In 1999, he turned his business acumen toward helping educational institutions integrate the design disciplines of architecture, interior design, engineering and historic preservation. In 2004, he co-founded a 501(c)3 design-build firm that matches interdisciplinary students, faculty and practitioners to the execution of real world development projects.

Mr. Ogle is a frequent speaker on the subject of the business and economics of historic preservation and consults on historic preservation pedagogy and curriculum development. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado-Denver College of Architecture and Planning and has earned a Master of Historic Preservation degree from the University of Kentucky, a Certificate in Historic Preservation from Bucks County Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Philadelphia University.