Andrew Smith, Cornerstones’ first professor-in-residence. - Photograph by David Laprad

Andrew Smith, Cornerstones’ first professor-in-residence. - Photograph by David Laprad

Professor in Residence

Cornerstones, Inc. established the first Cornerstones Professor in Residence at UTC in 2016. Andrew Smith, local educator, architect, and preservationist is the organization’s first Professor to take on the role.

Cornerstones is now teaching the where’s and what for’s of preservation and the philosophical reasoning behind saving our past.

Andrew Smith, AIA, has directed a local architectural firm for the past 35 years and has served as an educator at the secondary and university levels for more than 25 years.

The future of historic preservation requires a commitment to an inclusive, national agenda for change. We believe that preservation professionals must acknowledge that in our rich, diverse national culture, the responsibility for identifying our future national treasures must rely on a consensus of many, not solely upon the rules of a few.

Cornerstones has had a community partnership with the UTC interior design department for several years. Over the years Cornerstones has assisted in the senior theses course of preparing a historic structure report. Now through this partnership, the ability to reach a younger audience with the benefits of historic preservation exists.