Symposium Co-Chair

William A. Dupont, AIA, NCARB, is Director of the Center for Cultural Sustainability, plus the San Antonio Conservation Society Endowed Professor at the College of Architecture within the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Professor Dupont teaches advanced design studio for architecture students and graduate seminars concerning historic preservation. He established the Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation in 2008 and is responsible for the historic preservation component of the College of Architecture. Current research and scholarship efforts in San Antonio, New Orleans and Havana are focused on cultural heritage conservation. Previously, Professor Dupont served 11 years as the architect for the National Trust engaged in master planning and preservation of major landmarks such as Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, Philip Johnson’s Glass House Estate, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and President Lincoln’s Cottage National Monument. He still assists the National Trust and the Finca Vigia Foundation in leadership of a U.S. technical team supporting Cuban preservation efforts at Museo Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s home. Professor Dupont serves on the Boards of US/ ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites) and Villa Finale, a National Trust Site in San Antonio.