President of the Kansas Preservation Alliance appointed to U.S. Senate Curatorial Advisory Board
From Treanor Architects:
Senator Roberts Nominates Kansas Architect to U.S. Senate Curatorial Advisory Board
Topeka, Kan. – Todd Renyer has a new responsibility in addition to his role as project manager and historic preservation architect at Treanor Architects.
Renyer was appointed to the U.S. Senate Curatorial Advisory Board. He was nominated by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who is one of the five-member U.S. Senate Commission on Art. In addition to Roberts, the other commission members are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
The U.S. Senate Curatorial Advisory Board is composed of historians, curators, architects, preservationists, and experts from institutions across the nation. The board is responsible for advising and assisting the Senate Commission on Art with acquiring, preserving, restoring, and replacing historical documents, artifacts, and works of art relating to the Senate wing of the Capitol and the Senate office buildings.
“The U.S. Capitol is not just the seat of our Democracy, but a work of art that celebrates our nation and the struggles and triumphs that have made our country great,” said Roberts. “It is an honor to nominate Todd Renyer, a Kansan, to add his leadership to the care and preservation of the people’s Capitol. Todd has worked tirelessly over the last several years to restore the Kansas Statehouse to grandeur. This experience combined with his dedication to the rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings, will be advantageous to the Senate Curatorial Advisory Board.”
Having worked on the Kansas Statehouse preservation and restoration for nine years, this appointment is a great honor to Renyer.
“I am excited to work with some of the nation’s leading experts in curation, history, arts and architecture to assist the U.S. Senate Commission on Art,” Renyer said.
Renyer is a registered architect in Kansas and currently serves as the president of the Kansas Preservation Alliance, the only state-wide non-profit historic preservation organization in the state of Kansas. Todd has served on the American Institute of Architects Kansas Chapter’s Historic Resource Committee, the Topeka Landmarks Commission, and has volunteered his expertise by presenting at Kansas Preservation Conferences in Kansas and has been published in Kansas Preservation Magazine. His most recent project was the phased design and restoration of the Kansas Capitol North and South wings.
Treanor Architects’ preservation studio works to make the best of the past, a part of the future by helping clients integrate modern necessities with historic architecture to creatively utilize older buildings. Treanor Preservation has provided architectural technical assistance to historic property owners on projects ranging from small local buildings to large historically significant properties. Learn more at http://www.treanorarchitects.com/treanor-historic-preservation/.