Senior Architectural Historian
Ms. Baynard brings more than two decades of experience in the field of cultural resource management and historic preservation practices to Marstel-Day. She serves as a project lead and as a cultural resources expert for various government clients to assist with their compliance to the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Ms. Baynard participates on a senior level as well as a lead researcher for architectural surveys, historical research and context development, and consultation documents.
Ms. Baynard has conducted surveys and research for a variety of federal, state, and local agencies undertaken in accordance with Sections 106 and 110 of the NHPA and the NEPA. She has worked on compliance projects across much of the United States having prepared submissions for nearly two dozen State Historic Preservation Offices. Her work has included large and small-scale reconnaissance surveys, investigations of cultural landscapes, rural historic districts, National Register eligibility evaluations, Environmental Assessments, and HABS-level documentation and measured drawings under mitigation requirements. Ms. Baynard also has extensive experience in preparing National Register nominations and Determination of Eligibilities.
One of Ms. Baynard's accomplishments was completing a National Historic Landmark application for the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum in Frederick, Maryland. Additionally, she has served as the project lead on several projects for underrepresented communities including an African-American study for Baltimore County, Maryland, evaluating National Historic Landmark eligibility for resources associated with the Civil Rights movement, and preparing the registration requirements for the Asian-American Pacific-Islander Theme Study for the National Historic Landmark program.
Ms. Baynard earned a BA in Historic Preservation at Mary Washington College with a concentration in art history and materials conservation. She graduated with an MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University in the City of New York with a concentration on architectural history. Ms. Baynard presented her graduate thesis at the 2001 Vernacular Architecture Forum annual meeting.