> Stark Preservation Planning is honored to receive a 2009 preservation award from the St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission and the St. Paul Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for “developing a detailed historic context plan for the City of St. Paul’s historic resources.”


Stark Preservation Planning is solely operated by its principal, William E. (Will) Stark. Will has experience conducting all phases of historic preservation planning, including research, survey, documentation, assessment of effects, and mitigation. Over the past decade, he has conducted a wide variety of research, survey, and consulting projects in historic preservation and architectural history. Rural farmsteads, grain elevators, industrial facilities, bridges, cemeteries, schools, big-city and small-town commercial buildings and houses, are among the resources types that Will has studied and evaluated.


Master’s degree in Historic Preservation Planning, Cornell University

U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for history and architectural history

Pre-qualified consultant with the Minnesota Department of Transportation


Advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2008-present

Preservation Alliance of Minnesota

• Board Director, 2002-2008, Ex-Officio, 2008-present

• Board Chair, 2006-2008

• Past chair for Communication Committee, Advocacy Committee
   and 10 Most Endangered Historic Places task force

Co-Chair National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2007 National Preservation Conference

Historic Preservation Planning Alumni (Cornell University), Board of Directors, 2000-2006

Friends of Christ Church Lutheran (Eliel Saarinen-designed landmark), Board of Directors, 2008-Present


National Trust for Historic Preservation 2007 National Preservation Conference

Kansas Preservation Alliance

St. Paul Chapter of the Minnesota AIA

Friends of Minnesota Barns

Minnesota Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

Cornell University’s Department of City and Regional Planning Career Day