Lydia Ginter

Architectural Historian

University of Maryland, College Park, B.S. Architecture

University of Maryland, College Park, Masters of Historic Preservation



Architectural Historian

Lydia Ginter is an architectural and marginalized heritage historian who holds a Masters in Historic Preservation (MHP) from the University of Maryland, College Park and a B.S. in Architecture with a Certificate in LGBT Studies from the same institution. Lydia has conducted condition assessments on the Washington Monument, documented ancient Roman Villas for the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation, and administered both oral history interviews and intensive archival research on marginalized community spaces in Washington D.C. and Baltimore.


At CRA, Lydia serves as an Architectural Historian based in the company’s Richmond, VA offices. Her previous professional and academic background includes the cataloguing and treatment of several hundred maritime objects for a government client, the research and documentation of women’s spaces in Washington D.C. for a community non-profit, and the publication of a chapter in Preservation and Place: Historic Preservation by and of LGBTQ Communities in the United States. Lydia also acted as staff on an international team which conducted 3D scanning and other physical and digital documentation work at the Villa San Marco and the Villa Arianna in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy.


After work, you’ll find Lydia working on her novels or whizzing down bike trails on her 1991 Schwinn Criss Cross. Weekends are for cooking, costuming, and exploring new historic buildings and landscapes with family and friends.