Anne Van Ingen and SPLIA Director, Robert Mackay at the Winter Lecture gallery reception.

At our Winter Lecture on January 6, 2013, Anne Van Ingen was presented with SPLIA’s esteemed Howard Sherwood Award for exceptional achievement in historic preservation. A native of Long Island, Anne got her start in preservation working with SPLIA and went on to play a widely influential role in advancing the field. For twenty-seven years she was director of the Architecture, Planning, and Design Program at New York State Council on the Arts and served on several preservation advisory boards including the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In these capacities, Anne has fostered innumerable preservation projects across the state including many on Long Island, and has helped to shape and support strong preservation organizations through her knowledgeable guidance and leadership.