Mary Katherine Lanzillotta

OGB Service: 2016-present
(Image credit: Hartman-Cox Architects)

Mary Kay Lanzillotta is a preservation architect and partner of Hartman-Cox Architects in Washington, DC, where she has been responsible for managing complex institutional and historic projects in Washington, DC, and throughout the country. Her historic preservation practice includes the renovation and restoration of the Smithsonian institution’s American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery; the restoration of the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the American Pharmacists Association, and the Hay-Adams Hotel, the Patterson Mansion; and renovations to the East and West Buildings of the National Gallery of Art—all historic landmark properties in Washington, DC. Her work also includes numerous institutional projects involving historic campuses, such as the renovation and courtyard enclosure for Anheuser-Busch Hall at Washington University in St. Louis, and additions to and renovations of Rouss Hall at the University of Virginia and the Morehead Planetarium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In 1991, Ms. Lanzillotta founded the Architecture in the Schools program within the Washington Architectural Foundation, where she continues to serve as the program director. Within the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), she has held numerous offices including Chapter president in 2000, and she has participated with the national Young Architects Forum Advisory Committee, serving as chair in 1999. She has lectured in numerous academic and professional venues, including the University of Pennsylvania, Tulane University, the DC Preservation League, the AIA Grassroots Convention and National Convention, Building Virginia, Architecture Exchange East, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Building Museum, and the Mid-Atlantic Museum Association.

Ms. Lanzillotta received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture degree and Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Following her graduate professional studies, she was a US-ICOMOS fellow to the Soviet Union. The AIA recognized Ms. Lanzillotta with the Young Architects Award in 2000, and she was awarded the John Wiebenson Award for Architecture in the Public Interest in 2006 by the Washington Architectural Foundation. She was named a Fellow of the AIA in 2008, and served as chair for the AIA Honor Awards Program in 2012. In 2016, she will complete her term on the National Fellows Jury of the AIA.