Elizabeth G. Heavrin

Director, Architectural History

College of William and Mary, B.A. History

University of Kentucky, Master of Historic Preservation



Architectural Historian

Liz Heavrin is the head of CRA’s Department of Architectural and Cultural History. Liz received her bachelor’s degree in history from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 2004. While living in this most historic town, she developed a love of historic sites that led her to pursue a career in historic preservation. Liz received her master’s degree from the University of Kentucky’s Historic Preservation Program in 2008.


Since joining CRA in 2009, Liz has served as field supervisor, author, principal investigator, and project manager for historic architectural surveys for a wide variety of public and private sector clients; researched and authored several National Register of Historic Places nominations; and completed creative mitigation, documentation, and interpretation projects. She manages all of CRA’s cultural historic projects completed for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and has led large-scale surveys and preservation planning efforts for agencies including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Louisiana National Guard.


If the weather is nice, you’ll likely find Liz and her family in a park or the backyard garden. She and her husband Larry relish every opportunity to take to the road and teach their young son to love America’s historic and scenic places.