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Justin Gunther is Vice President of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Director of Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece of organic architecture, which exemplifies the harmonious relationship between man and nature through art and design. Prior to this role, Justin served in preservation roles at other historic sites, including architectural historian for Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia State Capitol, manager of restoration for George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and curator for Fallingwater. For almost a decade, he also taught historic preservation at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he focused on economic redevelopment, recent past preservation, and the creative interpretation of heritage sites.
A Richmond native, Justin has an undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. His master of fine art’s degree was completed at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Justin actively contributes to the field of preservation through conference presentations, journal articles and publications on a range of topics. In addition to professional pursuits, he takes great interest in community-based preservation initiatives through positions on boards and special committees. He has served as vice-chair of the Savannah Historic District Board of Review, board member of the City of Richmond’s Commission on Architecture Review, and chair of the Young Preservationists of Pittsburgh.