Anna Mod is the Director of the MHA Southwest office in Houston. She has over 20 years of experience as a historic preservation professional working with developers, non-profit, and public sector clients. She is a respected statewide leader, lecturer, author, and spokesperson for historic tax incentives and mid-century modern architecture. Her projects have won awards from AIA-Houston, Preservation Houston, DOCOMOMO/US and from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
In 1995, Anna began her professional career at the Galveston Historical Foundation, one of the largest local preservation non-profits in the country. There she served as Director of Preservation Programs and managed two federally funded grant programs that combined affordable housing and historic preservation. From 1998 through 2007 Anna worked as an independent consultant specializing in historic tax credit projects and taught graduate level historic preservation courses at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston and the School of Architecture at Prairie View A&M. She worked for SWCA Environmental Consultants in Houston from 2007-2017 and continued her historic tax credit and compliance work on a statewide and regional level.
She one of the founders of Houston Mod, a board member of the Architecture Center Houston Foundation (ArCH) of the AIA Houston, and is on the advisory council of The Heritage Society. In 2016 she was named a National Trust for Historic Preservation advisor. Anna served as a commissioner on the Houston Archeological and Historical Commission from 2013-2017.
Her book publications include Houston Uncommon Modern, Building Modern Houston, and a chapter of Buildings of Texas, vol. 1, as well as articles for Cite, and Texas Architect magazines and the Houston Chronicle.
Anna holds a Bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT.
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