MacRostie Historic Advisors is pleased to announce the opening of the MHA Southwest office in Houston, Texas. Longtime industry professional Anna Mod will serve as director of the new office, which will be the sixth MHA location nationwide.
The addition of the MHA Southwest office represents the growing market for historic tax credits in Texas following the introduction of a popular state historic tax credit program in 2015.
“MHA’s national experience and my Texas roots are a great combination to support the redevelopment of historic buildings statewide,” says Mod. “Texas is growing in population. The addition of the state historic tax credit has enabled developers to rehabilitate buildings, both large and small, that otherwise would have remained dormant or lost.”
Mod has more than 20 years of experience as a historic preservation professional in Texas working with developers, non-profit, and public-sector clients. She is a respected statewide leader, lecturer, author, and spokesperson for historic tax incentives and mid-century modern architecture. Her projects have won awards from AIA-Houston, Preservation Houston, DOCOMOMO/US and from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Mod began her preservation career at Galveston Historical Foundation in 1995 as director of Preservation Programs and has since worked as an independent consultant and graduate-level instructor at Gerald H. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston, and the School of Architecture at Prairie View A&M. For the last decade, she has worked for SWCA Environmental Consultants in Houston with a focus on historic tax credit and compliance projects at a statewide and regional level.
Mod is a founder of Houston Mod, a board member of the Architecture Center Houston Foundation (ArCH) of the AIA Houston, and is on the advisory council of The Heritage Society. In 2016, she was named a National Trust for Historic Preservation advisor. Mod served as a commissioner on the Houston Archeological and Historical Commission from 2013-2017.
Mod holds a Bachelors’ degree from Tulane University and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont. Her book publications include Houston: Uncommon Modern, Building Modern Houston, and a chapter of Buildings of Texas, vol. 1, as well as articles for Cite, Texas Architect, and the Houston Chronicle.