Katie Horak is a lecturer in the Heritage Conservation program, bringing nearly ten years of professional experience in the public and private sectors. She currently works at Architectural Resources Group in Pasadena, California as an Architectural Historian and Preservation Planner. Katie’s professional experience includes a wide range of historic preservation projects in the Los Angeles region, including ongoing work on the SurveyLA citywide historic resources survey; a historic resource evaluation and study of the proposed rehabilitation of the Century Plaza Hotel, one of the National Trust’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in 2009; the award-winning historic structures report for the Village Green, a National Historic Landmark; and a Historic Context Statement for Garden Apartments in Los Angeles County. Prior to her work in Los Angeles, Katie worked for the City of New York Landmarks Preservation Commission, where she conducted historic resources surveys in all of the City’s five boroughs. Katie is a graduate of the University of Southern California Historic Preservation program.