March 06, 2023 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMUptown Campus
Currently, the President of Architecture Sarasota, Morris [Marty] Hylton III has more than 25 years of experience documenting, advocating, and conserving cultural heritage. Trained as an architect and historic preservationist, Marty specializes in closely collaborating with community stakeholders to develop multifaceted strategies and programs to preserve and manage cultural resources. His research and professional work have focused on the distinct stewardship challenges of 20th-century heritage, particularly sites and buildings of the post-World War II era, and the preparation and recovery of historic sites and communities impacted by natural disasters and coastal communities.
From 2002 to 2007, Marty served as Strategic Initiatives Manager for the World Monuments Fund – an international non-profit with a mission of saving endangered heritage globally. While at WMF, he oversaw recovery efforts along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and helped create the Modernism at Risk program. For 14 years, Marty served as Director of Historic Preservation at University of Florida where he launched the Envision Heritage program dedicated to harnessing digital technologies for documenting cultural heritage. More recently, he was the inaugural Historic Architect for Climate Change where he helped create the Climate, Science, and Disaster Response Program for the Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science Directorate.