Associate Professor Emerita
MS Historic Preservation, Pratt Institute, New York
Patricia J Fisher-Olsen, serves as the coordinator of the Historic Preservation Certificate Program where she oversees the Capstone Project/Internships as well as History and Theory of Historic Preservation and American American History. As a practicing consultant and alumni of the program, she brings insight to the challenges facing preservationist today and the role education plays in finding solutions. As a former Associate Partner at Accenture, she has carried her multifaceted business experience into her work as a consultant in historic preservation projects. She has adapted best practices of large scale project management disciplines to diverse historic preservation projects, including grant writing for procurement of federal, state, and private monies. Pat is a dedicated preservationist who has leveraged her business expertise and disciplines to the business side of historic preservation. Pat's preservation work includes national, regional, county, and municipal agencies and private parties. In the metro area she serves as a visiting professor in the Historic Preservation Program at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, New York City, NY. She is a board member of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park, serves as Chairperson of the Historic Preservation Commission in her local community in New Jersey and devotes time to the restoration committee of the Tyler Mansion at Bucks County College Campus in Newtown, Pennsylvania. She has worked on four projects for the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) drawings now housed in the Library of Congress and is a recipient of the Charles E. Peterson Prize in 2005 and 2008 for recordings at the Monacacy National Battlefield in Frederick, MD. Pat earned her Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation, with highest honors, from the Pratt Institute, NY.