Gina Haney

Ghana Project Coordinator, US/ICOMOS
Office: Digital Media Lab, Clemons Library
Phone: 924-7286 / 243-6111


Master of Architectural History (MArH), 1996

B.A. Historic Preservation Mary Washington College, 1991


Partner & Architectural Historian, CMZ Collaborative, January 2001-present.
Research and write architectural, cultural or landscape histories of private, public and commercial buildings and cultural resources, focusing on the submission of state and governmental forms and preservation consultation.

International Council on Monuments and Sites, United States Committee (US/ICOMOS), Cape Coast, Ghana, 1998-to present, Ghana Project Coordinator, September-present. Coordinated a two-year historic preservation and community design initiative in Cape Coast, Ghana.

Conservation International, Paramaribo, Suriname, Historic Preservation Consultant, April, August, 2000. Assisted with the organization, execution and follow-up for an interdisciplinary design charette focusing on sustainable tourism development in Suriname, particularly Paramaribo.

Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, Community Outreach Coordinator/Researcher, January-August, 1997-1998. Served as a liaison between the institute and the community of Charlottesville.

International Council on Monuments and Sites, United States Committee (US/ICOMOS), Cape Coast, Ghana, Summer Intern, May-August 1996. Prepared an architectural and historical site report of a nineteenth-century colonial structure on the Ghanaian coast including measured drawings, primary historical research, and a structural report.

Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, Research/Editorial Associate, Principal Bibliographer, August-May 1995-1996. Researched, wrote, designed, and installed Fiske Kimball: Master of the Diverse Arts, an exhibition on the professional accomplishments of architectural historian Fiske Kimball. Aided in the organization of Fiske Kimball: Creator of An American Architecture, a symposium dealing with Kimball's career as an architectural historian and preservationist.

College of William and Mary, Center for Archaeological Research, Williamsburg, Virginia, Architectural Consultant, August 1995. Prepared an architectural site report and a management statement for the remains of a late eighteenth-century frame dwelling in Albemarle County, Virginia.

Historic Charleston Foundation, Charleston, South Carolina, Intern, June-August 1995. Researched, wrote, and edited site entries for an architectural guide to Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Department of Architectural Research, Williamsburg, Virginia, Research Assistant, January-April 1993-1994. Recorded and prepared site histories for various eighteenth-century structures in Virginia's Tidewater counties.

Zanzibar Museum and Archives, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Archaeologist, June-August 1993. Participated in excavations of a fifteenth-century Swahili residence on Pemba Island. Recorded and mapped above-ground architectural remains.

United States Forest Service, Stanislaus National Forest, Mi-Wok, California, Archaeologist, June-November 1992. Surveyed, mapped, and recorded various prehistoric Mi- Wok sites, historic homesteads, and logging and mining camps associated with mid-nineteenth and early twentieth-century industry and settlements.

Micronesian Archaeological Research Services, Yona, Guam, Archaeologist, December-March 1992. Participated in excavations of various prehistoric latte, quarry, and burial sites associated with the Chamarro, the indigenous people of Guam.

The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, Mount Vernon, Virginia, Archaeologist, May-August 1991. Excavated and processed artifacts from an eighteenth-century kitchen midden at George Washington's historic home.

La Ruta Maya Conservation Foundation, Great Falls, Virginia, Assistant, January-April 1991. Produced research reports on Central American eco- tourism, stone stele conservation, and history. Also assisted the Executive Director with public relations, grant proposals, and administrative tasks.

Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Laboratory Assistant, August-May 1990-1991. Researched, conserved, and catalogued prehistoric and historic artifacts, completed site inventories and reports.

Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, Archaeologist, November-December 1990. Participated in excavations of a seventeenth-century Portuguese convento, assisted in ceramic analysis and research for final report.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Charlottesville, Virginia, Archaeologist, June-August 1989, 1990. Participated in excavations at Monticello and Poplar Forest, Jefferson's retreat home in Bedford County, Virginia.


"Washington Park: Past, Present and Future", to be electronically published by the Carter G. Woodson Institute, University of Virginia, with Corey D. Walker.

Conservation and Tourism Development Plan for Cape Coast (Washington, D.C.: US/ICOMOS, 2000), contributing author.

The Buildings of Charleston: A Guide to the City's Architecture (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1997), with J. Poston et. al, contributing author.

"Bibliography of Published and Unpublished Works", in Fiske Kimball: Master of the Diverse Arts. Electronic text published by the University of Virginia Libraries and the School of Architecture. Principal author.

Historic Buildings of Stanardsville, Virginia (Stanardsville, Virginia: Chamber of Commerce, 1994), booklet with Donald Covey.

Papers, Symposia:

"The Only Proper Style: The Use of the Gothic Revival in the Charleston Back Lot." Selected paper delivered in November at "The Gothic in America" conference, Miami, Ohio, with Dr. Clifton Ellis,1998

"In Complete Order: Social Control and Architectural Space in the Charleston Back Lot." Selected paper delivered in June at the Vernacular Architecture Forum conference, Portland, Oregon, 1997.

"Charleston's Backyard: The Development of Antebellum Architecture and Landscapes in the Urban Back Lot." Selected paper delivered in May at the workshop "From Revolution to Revolution: New Directions in Antebellum Lowcountry Studies, 1775-1860", College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, 1996.

"Spreading the Gospel of Domestic Order: Episcopal Missions in the Mountains of Virginia", selected paper delivered in September at the symposium, "Women and Virginia Architecture", The Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia, 1995.

Awards and Offices:

Award for Contribution to Tourism Development, Ghana Tourist Board, Central Region, 2000.

Beehive-Mills Lane Architectural Fellowship, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, 1997.

Vice President, Society of Architectural Historians, Thomas Jefferson Chapter, University of Virginia, 1995-1996.

Virginia Governor's Fellowship, University of Virginia, 1995-1996.

Student Scholarship Award, Virginia Preservation Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, 1995.

Scholarship for The Victorian Society in America, American Summer School, Newport, Rhode Island, 1994.

Alexander Spotswood Award for Historical Archaeology, Center for Historic Preservation, Mary Washington College, 1991.