The Executive Director of the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture Lee Anne Zeigler will be the guest for the Page One speaker series June 17 at the Tulsa Press Club. She will discuss TFA’s efforts to revitalize downtown.
A non-profit organization started in 1995, TFA seeks to bring vibrancy to downtown Tulsa, advocating for future development and encouraging preservation of the built environment.
In TFA’s 15 years, downtown has seen dramatic changes, from the BOK Center, to OneOK Field, to the Brady Arts District. Programs and incentives for building owners, such as historic tax credits, low income housing tax credits, fire suppression grants, and the International Existing Building Code have helped make these projects possible.
Zeigler will discuss the pioneers who took advantage of these incentives and the benefits Tulsans experience due to TFA’s vision.
Zeigler has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and a Master of Science in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. Her experience includes landscape and architectural design, urban planning, and providing support to the historic preservation community as a former Mayoral appointee, and as staff to the Tulsa Preservation Commission. In addition, Zeigler has completed extensive training in archival methods and practices administered by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries as part of a grant that qualified the TFA Archives as a “Model Archival Organization,” recognized by the National Historic Records Advisory Board. She has also completed all four of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Leadership Training programs.
Page One Luncheons are open to the public. Cost is $15 for Press Club members and $20 for non-members. Lunch service starts at 11:15 a.m. and the presentation begins at noon. A question and answer session will follow. RSVP today to firstname.lastname@example.org.