Tuesday, May 3, 2011


HONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) announces the appointment of Angie Westfall as architecture branch chief. Ms. Westfall joins the team from her work as an architectural project manager at Conceptual Motion in Santa Barbara, California. She is a graduate of Kailua High School and the University of Hawaii.

“We are pleased to announce Ms. Westfall’s appointment as SHPD architecture branch chief,” said William J. Aila, Jr., Chairperson, “Her education and work experience are needed to improve the division’s ability to maintain its core functions and preserve and sustain reminders of earlier times which link the past to the present.”

SHPD’s three branches, History and Culture, Archaeology, and Architecture, strive to accomplish this goal through a number of different activities.

The architecture branch reviews all requests for building modifications and assesses the impact of these changes on historic properties. SHPD is the official keeper of the Hawai‘i Register of Historic Properties.

The architecture branch is responsible for maintaining the register and assisting in the nomination procedures for both the Hawai‘i and National registers. The Hawai‘i Register formally recognizes districts, sites, structures, buildings and objects and their significance in Hawai‘i’s history, architecture, archaeology, engineering and culture.

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For more information, media may contact:
Deborah Ward
DLNR Public information specialist
Phone: (808) 587-0320