SmithGroup’s Troy Thompson Appointed to the U.S. International Council on Monuments and Sites

SmithGroup Vice President Troy Thompson, AIA, LEED AP, has been appointed to the U.S. International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) National Committee.

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) is a non-governmental international organization dedicated to the conservation of the world's monuments and sites. The U.S. National Committee of ICOMOS is one of 95 national committees that form a worldwide network of people, institutions, government agencies and private corporations who support the preservation of our global cultural heritage. The National Committee prepares and participates in the nominations of world heritage sites; promotes the use of various international charters in the U.S.; and provides opportunities for international exchange of preservation professionals.

As a senior member of SmithGroup’s Cultural practice, Thompson has dedicated his career to projects of cultural and historic significance around the world. His clients have included the U.S. National Park Service, U.S. General Services Administration, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation for the World Trade Center Site and the Smithsonian Institution. He recently served as historic preservation architect for the U.S. Department of State Montevideo Chancery Renovation in Uruguay and the earthquake repairs to the Smithsonian Institution Building, Washington, DC.

Outside of his work with SmithGroup, Thompson travels to Turkey on an annual basis with Harvard University’s Archaeological Exploration of Sardis where he works on site management, conservation and interpretive projects for the Lydian and Roman ruins of Sardis.

Thompson holds a master’s degree in American history from George Mason University, a bachelor’s degree in architecture and Bachelor of Science in philosophy from Ball State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Society of Architectural Historians, the Archaeological Institute of America and a LEED accredited professional by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Thompson, a native of Belle Union, Indiana, is now a resident of Springfield, Virginia.

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